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Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

Explain that you would turn the steering wheel slightly with the engine off, and then turn the engine ON again. You should feel the steering loosen up and the wheel would go round a bit.

You can also check by turning the steering wheel slightly just after moving off - if the power steering's not working, it'll feel heavy.