1. License Valid Up to Date & Proper Class of Vehicle
  2. Walk around the car looking for objects underneath or close to the car in the blind areas
  3. As you approach the car look under to see if anything is odd if under the car
  4. Look for any liquids dropping out of the car & learn what they are if so (air conditioning water in summer)
  5. Look for broken lights
  6. Look for damage to the cars body or windows or bumpers
  7. Look at the tires to ensure they are inflated and not balding – the tread is good and even
  8. Take note of the direction of the steering wheels and the distance to curbs or objects close to your car
  9. Turn on all the lights and check all lights working or broken
  10. Find an umbrella or something to engage the brake lights to check that all three reds work (you can also use a cement wall to see the light reflections)

We strongly recommend not training a new driver on your own. We suggest you hire a registered driving instructor with experience in a dual-controlled, fully insured driving school car.

Did you learn this checklist on your Vancouver Driving Lesson? Why Not?


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