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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. Rust trails around the lug nuts on the tires indicate that:
the lugs may be loose.
the rim is defective.
the tire hasn't been removed in some time.
2. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Torque rod, leaf spring, spring shackle
Tie rod, drag link, and gear box
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
3. When taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
use turn signals.
check for traffic in all directions.
All of the above.
4. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Lug nuts, rims, tire
Tie rod, drag link, spindle
Leaf spring, torque rod, front axle hanger
5. In the steering box part of the vehicle inspection test, you should:
look for any missing nuts or bolts.
check that the steering box is securely mounted.
All of the above.
6. Which of the following is true about the skills test?
You don't have to take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You must take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You must take the skills tests in a vehicle that has components marked or labeled.
7. During the vehicle inspection test, as you approach the vehicle you should (among other things):
check the area around the vehicle for low hanging wires.
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks.
All of the above.
8. The "Start Engine and Inspect inside of the Cab" step of the 7-step inspection method involves each of the following, EXCEPT:
checking engine oil level.
checking the air pressure gauge.
check the condition of the controls.
9. Key suspension system parts include:
Tie rod
Bearing plates
All of the above.
10. During the driving test, when approaching a railroad crossing, you should _________ while your vehicle is in the crossing.
pass slow moving vehicles
change lanes
not change gears
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