Master CPC Module 4: Daily Walkaround Checklist
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The Ultimate Daily Walkaround Checklist for Aspiring Drivers

Welcome to Craig Baker Driver Training! As part of our commitment to helping you excel in your driving career, we’re here to provide essential tips and tools to conquer the CPC Module 4 exam. One of the critical components of this exam is the daily walkaround check. To simplify your preparation, we’ve crafted a comprehensive checklist to guide you through this crucial task.

Why the Daily Walkaround Check Matters

The daily walkaround check is not just a routine task; it’s a vital safety measure. Ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy protects you, your passengers, and other road users. Plus, it’s a mandatory requirement for passing the CPC Module 4 test. Let’s dive into the checklist that will help you master this aspect of your exam.


The Ultimate Daily Walkaround Checklist


1. External Vehicle Check

Tyres and Wheels

  • Tread Depth: Ensure it meets the minimum legal requirement.
  • Condition: Look for cuts, bulges, and any signs of wear.
  • Pressure: Check that all tyres are correctly inflated.
  • Wheel Nuts: Ensure all are tight and secure.

Lights and Reflectors

  • Functionality: Check all lights, indicators, and reflectors are working.
  • Cleanliness: Ensure lenses are clean and visible.


  • Damage: Inspect for any damage, including mirrors.
  • Security: Ensure all panels and parts are secure.

Windows and Windscreen

  • Condition: Look for cracks, chips, and cleanliness.
  • Wipers: Ensure they are functioning and effective.


2. Internal Vehicle Check

Instruments and Controls

  • Gauges: Check all are functioning correctly.
  • Warning Lights: Ensure no warning lights remain illuminated after the engine starts.
  • Steering: Check for excessive play and ensure smooth operation.


  • Pedal Pressure: Ensure the pedal feels firm and responds correctly.
  • Handbrake: Check its functionality and effectiveness.

Horn and Dashboard Warning Lights

  • Horn: Ensure it works.
  • Warning Lights: Ensure all are working correctly.

Driver’s Seat and Seatbelt

  • Condition: Ensure the seat is properly adjusted and secure.
  • Seatbelt: Check for proper functioning and wear.


3. Engine Compartment Check


  • Oil: Check the level and top up if necessary.
  • Coolant: Ensure the level is correct.
  • Brake Fluid: Check and top up if required.
  • Washer Fluid: Ensure it is full.


  • Condition: Ensure it is secure and connections are clean.


4. Load and Security Check

Load Security

  • Restraints: Ensure the load is properly restrained.
  • Even Distribution: Check that the load is evenly distributed and not overweight.

Doors and Tailgate

  • Security: Ensure all doors and tailgate are properly closed and secure.


Final Tips for the CPC Module 4 Exam

  • Practice Regularly: Familiarity with the vehicle and the checklist will build your confidence.
  • Stay Organised: Use this checklist daily to make it a habit.
  • Understand the Importance: Knowing why each check is essential will help you remember to perform it.

By using this checklist, you can streamline your daily walkaround checks and be well-prepared for your CPC Module 4 exam. At Craig Baker Driver Training, we’re dedicated to your success. For more tips, training sessions, and support, get in touch with us today!


Remember: Safety on the road starts with a thorough check. Good luck with your CPC Module 4, and happy driving!


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