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Washer fluid or engine coolant? Test your essential car maintenance knowledge here

Maybe it’s time to step it up a gear.

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YOU MIGHT BE an expert when it comes to driving your car and getting from A to B, but how much do you know about keeping your vehicle in running order?

Do you know exactly what to do when a light pops up on your dashboard, or do you frantically Google what it means? Or, even worse, do you leave it and hope for the best?

Test your essential car maintenance knowledge in our quiz below – and find out if it’s wheely impressive or if you need a jump start.

1. This symbol appears on your dash. What does it mean?
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There's a problem with the brakes
The pressure is low in one of your tyres

The engine temperature is too high
2. Which of the below do you use to measure a car engine's oil level?
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3. What is the purpose of engine coolant?
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It prevents the engine from boiling
It prevents the engine from freezing

Both of the above
4. True or false: The tread is worn down on this tyre and it needs replacing.
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True
False
5. In winter, which air setting is most effective at de-misting your windscreen?
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Cold
Hot
6. What does this light indicate?
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There might be something wrong with the auto battery setting
There might be something wrong with the anti-lock braking system

There might be something wrong with the automatic brake system
7. Which of the below could mean there are problems with your vehicle's timing belt?
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There's a ticking noise coming from the engine
The engine won't start

There's oil leaking from the front of the car
All of the above
8. When jump starting a car, does the red jumper cable attach to the positive (+) or negative (-) terminal of the battery?
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Positive
Negative
9. Where in the car is the air filter located?
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Under the vehicle
Beside the engine

Behind the exhaust
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You need to fuel your knowledge
You know a thing or two about car maintenance, but there's definitely (v)room for improvement.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Brake it until you make it
You know quite a bit about car maintenance, but there's more to learn if you want to be *wheely* good.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're wheely great!
You know your washer fluid from your engine coolant, and you never delay in checking your tyres. Top gear!
Share your result:

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