After you answer the questions about under the bonnet, you will sit into the driver seat. Then, as part of the driving test you will be asked how to demonstrate some of the internal controls in your car. The sample pictures below show the internal controls of one our current driving school cars. However, the symbols are the same in almost every car. Get to know how to turn on and off the various secondary controls in your car.

Light Controls:

The below video is an explanation of the lights controls for a 2020 Ford Focus. Darragh uses this driving school car in Dublin. If you are using this car, you need to know these internal controls for the driving test.

Air and Demisting Controls:

The internal controls for air and wipers below are for a 2020 Ford Focus. This setup is common. But not the only setup for these controls.

Wipers Controls:

The wiper controls below are for a 2020 Ford Focus. While the basic controls are a very common set up, there are slight variations to other cars.

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It is important to know the internal controls for the driving test. Similarly, in all of your driving too it is important that you are familiar with the controls on your car. Therefore, when you get a new car you should get used to the internal controls. Take time to sit in your car pressing every button and turning every dial. Additionally, you should take the manual into your home to spend some time reading through the most important sections. For example it can be important, if you are driving at night and you come across some fog, you should be able to turn the fog lights on without having to look for them.

The same should be the case for all controls even your radio. There are adjustments for settings on the steering wheels and on touch screens of new cars. However, while driving you should ignore these. Unless they are urgent.