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  • Proper tire inflation ensures tires are inflated at or above the manufacturer's recommended PSI. What does PSI stand for?

    pounds per square inch.

    Embedded foreign objects can deflate or blow out a tire. However, an officer should

    not pull out the object but allow the dealer or maintenance personnel to handle the removal.

    When conducting a quick visual examination of the police vehicle (before using it), the officer should check for broken or cracked glass, as well as mirrors, which could injure the officer and __________.

    impair his or her vision.

    Some agencies will require that the officer

    do some repairs to their assigned vehicle, instead of calling a mechanic.

    Under inflation of tires can

    make a vehicle difficult to handle.

    When inspecting the police vehicle's exterior, __________ should be checked for uneven wear that may result from improper balance or alignment.

    tires

    An officer should

    inspect the rims on the police vehicle for dents, cracks, or damage to the bead.

    When conducting a quick visual examination of the police vehicle (before using it), the officer should check for scratched paint that may be the result of contact with an object or __________ damage.

    intentional.

    When conducting a quick visual examination of the police vehicle (before using it), the officer should check for foreign objects on the __________ other than natural objects or road debris, which means a potentially harmful device (such as an explosive).

    undercarriage.

    When conducting a quick visual examination of the police vehicle (before using it), the officer should check for damaged emergency equipment such as a siren, light bar, or other emergency lights that could prevent an officer from operating the vehicle in __________ mode.

    emergency

    An officer will drive his or her vehicle in extreme conditions, unlike he or she would drive a personal vehicle. Therefore, before using the vehicle, the officer __________ locate any potential problems so they can be repaired.

    must

    If the__________ tire fails, the vehicle may lose traction. The officer may have difficulty steering, feel vibration in the steering wheel, and feel the vehicle pulling in the direction of the affected tire.

    front

    Will tires dissipate fluid if the wear bars on the tire are even with the tread surface?

    no

    After inspecting a vehicle's exterior, an officer should not drive it without checking __________

    under the hood.

    For personal safety, an officer should perform inspections __________every use of the vehicle.

    before and after.

    When an officer fails to inspect his or her vehicle properly, that officer faces potential safety hazards. In addition, failing to complete an inspection may violate __________.

    agency policy.

    When conducting a quick visual examination of the police vehicle (before using it), the officer should

    check for a dirty windshield, which could impair observation ability.

    check for fluid leaks visible on the ground under the vehicle.

    When conducting a quick visual examination of the police vehicle (before using it), the officer should check for missing or broken light covers that can present a hazard to other __________ and may be a traffic violation.

    drivers

    If the __________ tire fails, a vehicle may lose traction and pull in an unpredictable direction.

    rear

    When conducting a quick visual examination of the police vehicle (before using it), the officer should check for __________ that are more obvious signs of contact with another object, perhaps a vehicle.

    dents

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