Inside the car "Show Me"
Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators. You may need to switch the ignition on, but don’t start the engine.
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help, (may need to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine).
If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey 2 simple checks can be made.
Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.
Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.
Apply footbrake firmly. Demonstrate by applying parking brake (handbrake) so that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.
Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).
Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn ignition on if necessary).
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.
Set all relevant controls including fan, temperature air direction and source, and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration.