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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 Virginia 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. During the pre-trip inspection, check that the ________  supply air or hydraulic fluid to the brakes.
slack adjusters
brake hoses or lines
brake linings
2. As part of your pre-trip inspection, make sure:
the vehicle is not overloaded.
the cargo is balanced properly.
All of the above.
3. Which of the following is a suspension system defect?
Leaking brake fluid
Loose exhaust pipes
Leaking shock absorbers
4. When starting your vehicle, oil pressure should come up to normal:
within seconds.
in about a minute.
in about two minutes.
5. Which gauge show that the alternator and/or generator is charging?
Engine oil temperature
All of the above
6. During the pre-trip inspection, belts should:
checked for oil pressure.
not be inspected.
be checked for tightness and excessive wear.
7. When checking tires as part of the pre-trip inspection, you should check for all of the following except:
that all tires come from the same manufacturer.
tread separation.
minimum tread depth.
8. During the driving test, when asked to make a lane change you should:
make the change immediately without looking.
make the necessary traffic checks first and use proper signals before changing lanes.
make the lane change before using proper signals.
9. If you are looking for puddles on the ground and dripping fluids on the underside of the engine and transmission, you are checking for:
Coolant level
Oil level
10. Exhaust system parts should NOT:
rub against tires.
rub against fuel system parts.
All of the above.
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VA CDL Inspection Test

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