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To obtain a CDL, you will be required to pass a vehicle inspection test. The vehicle inspection test, formerly known as pre-trip, is a skills test to see if you identify which features and equipment on the test vehicle should be inspected before driving. During the test, you will be asked to do an inspection of your vehicle. You will be expected to show your knowledge of the inspection process and you will be tested to see if you know whether your vehicle is safe to drive. During the CDL inspection test, DMV does not allow the use of testing aids, other than the vehicle inspection guide in the New Jersey CDL Manual. To prepare for the test, study the following sections of the CDL manual: Driving Safely and the Vehicle Inspection Test. If you do not pass the CDL inspection test, the other skills tests will be postponed.
1. When taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
check traffic in all directions.
gradually increase your speed.
only use the turn signal if other vehicles are present.
All of the above.
2. During the driving test, when asked to make a lane change you should:
make the necessary traffic checks first and use proper signals before changing lanes.
make the lane change before using proper signals.
make the change immediately without looking.
None of the above.
3. During the skills test, when driving on the expressway, you should:
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
use mirrors to check traffic.
drive 10 mph or more above the posted limit.
change lanes frequently.
4. When checking the condition of the steering system, you must:
Test what happens under braking conditions.
grab the steering mechanism to test for looseness.
Visually inspect the steering mechanism.
Check the windshield wiper arms.
5. Which of the following is not part of the air brake system?
Alcohol evaporator
Air compressor
Air filter
Air storage tanks
6. When starting your vehicle, oil pressure should come up to normal:
within seconds.
in about a minute.
in about two minutes.
within 5 minutes of driving.
7. What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?
It's required by law.
Liability insurance.
Safety for yourself and for other road users.
To avoid fines.
8. During the vehicle inspection test, you will be asked to:
change a tire.
change the coolant.
explain to the examiner what you would inspect and why.
move your vehicle forward, backward.
9. Which gauge show that the alternator and/or generator is charging?
Oil pressure
Engine oil temperature
All of the above
10. During the vehicle inspection test, when asked to check the power steering fluid you should:
indicate where power steering fluid dipstick is located.
ensure that the power steering fluid level is above the refill mark.
check for adequate power steering fluid level.
All of the above.
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NJ Vehicle Inspection Test

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