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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 York 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. Which of the following is NOT true? During the vehicle inspection test, when starting the engine you should show that:
the oil pressure gauge comes on when braking.
the pressure gauge shows increasing or normal oil pressure.
the oil pressure gauge is working.
the temperature gauge is working.
2. If the coolant container is not part of the pressurized system:
you can safely remove the cap and add coolant even when the engine is hot.
you should never remove the radiator cap or any part of the pressurized system until the system has cooled.
you should remove the container cap and wait until the system has cooled.
None of the above.
3. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
Cracked valve stems
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
Too much air pressure
4. When checking the steering system for defects, you should look for:
loose, broken, or missing tailpipes.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
cut or cracked valve stems.
5. After a trip:
you should inspect the vehicle.
you should place the vehicle out of service.
you should get the oil changed.
you should replace the battery.
6. When you inspect the front of your vehicle as part of the walk around inspection, you check all of the following EXCEPT:
the condition of the windshield.
the air pressure gauge.
the condition of the steering system.
the condition of your front axle.
7. What should be fully engaged with no loose or missing pins in the slide mechanism of the sliding fifth-wheel?
Locking pins
Hitch release lever
Sliding pintle
Locking jaws
8. The "Start Engine and Inspect inside of the Cab" step of the 7-step inspection method involves each of the following, EXCEPT:
starting the engine, then listening for unusual noises.
checking the air pressure gauge.
check the condition of the controls.
checking engine oil level.
9. When approaching a vehicle for a pre-trip inspection, you should:
look under the vehicle for hazards to vehicle movement.
make sure the parking brake is on.
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks, fresh oil, coolant or grease.
start the engine and listen for unusual noises.
10. During the skills test, if you must stop before making the turn, you should:
let your vehicle roll.
make sure the turn signal is off.
keep the front wheel aimed straight ahead.
come to a complete stop after the line to get a better view.
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Inspection Test - NY CDL

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