If your vehicle has a fault, then certain ‘symptoms’ should usually help you identify what that fault is before it becomes too serious
From completing and researching the previous sections you will now have an improved understanding of how vehicles work, this section will focus on troubleshooting.
This section will look at troubleshooting faults with:
Some minor faults can be easily identified and corrected, but problems with more complex engine management and electronic systems are better left to qualified mechanics. For detailed advice you should consult your vehicle handbook and if you have any doubts about the roadworthiness of the vehicle you should seek specialist help immediately.
As an ADI you should equip all your students with these troubleshooting skills and explain the importance of recognising faults as well as the implications of not having regular maintenance checks. This is one of the reasons that the Show Me, Tell Me element is included on practical tests to encourage new drivers to understand what to check, and how to complete basic car checks. You could build on the Show Me, Tell Me knowledge and skills to help your learners develop further.