The air brake test and regulations in Quebec serve to ensure the safety of drivers and other road users. The province’s commitment to upholding air brake safety standards contributes to reducing accidents and protecting lives.


Quebec Air Brake Test 01

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When connecting brake hose couplers, they should be held together at...?

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Air brakes are now fitted on almost all vehicles weighing over...?

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Which reservoir receives air directly from a compressor?

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What is the handbrake used for?

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Brake linings perform best at temperatures up to...?

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To keep brake hose couplers clean when not in use, they can be hooked up to dummy couplers or...?

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What does the parking brake control do to the air in the vehicle's brake chamber?

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When you receive a low air pressure warning, what should you do?

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You will not find spring brake actuators on...?

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The air pressure gauge tells you what?

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Brake linings lose all effectiveness at temperatures over...?

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Which of these limits your braking capability?

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What colour is the trailer air supply knob?

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What is the big advantage that air brake systems have over hydraulic braking systems?

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Spring brakes are used for what?

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The brake pressure gauge tells you what?

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If an air compressor begins filling the service reservoirs when their pressure drops below 105 psi, it will stop filling them when they reach what level?

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The truck parking brake control is what colour?

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Reservoirs need to be bled...?

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When air is forced into the brake chamber, it acts directly on what?

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The air compressor will only work if...?

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When can the trailer handbrake be used as a parking brake?

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In a braking sequence, after the driver presses down on the brake pedal, what happens?

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Heavy vehicles have a minimum of how many compressed air reservoirs?

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The brake linings can be found where?

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If your vehicle has an air purifier, you should still bleed the supply reservoir how often?

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Airbrake systems are essentially made up of how many circuits?

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When you press the brake pedal in an air brake vehicle, what does it do?

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The low air pressure indicator will always come on if the pressure drops below what level?

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In drum brakes, what causes the friction which makes a vehicle slow and stop?

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Air brakes are a crucial component of heavy commercial vehicles. In Quebec, Canada, the air brake system is governed by the Highway Safety Code and regulations set forth by the province’s Ministry of Transportation. Drivers in Quebec must conduct an air brake test to ensure they are competent and safe to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes. The Quebec Air Brake Test assesses an individual’s ability to inspect and identify air brake system components, perform brake balance tests, and use proper braking techniques. The test also covers the mechanics of air compression and the operation of the air brake system.

Air brakes must be inspected regularly to ensure efficiency and reliability. For commercial motor vehicles, air brakes must be inspected at least once every 12 months, or every 5,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in a driver’s license suspension and hefty fines. In addition, not maintaining air brakes poses a significant safety hazard to everyone on the road. has prepared this Air Brake practice test to assist drivers in understanding air brake systems. This practice test and practical instruction will help drivers operate air brake-equipped vehicles before and after obtaining their Quebec air brake F endorsement. To operate vehicles equipped with air brakes on a highway (other than a vehicle defined as a construction vehicle), you must have a Quebec driver’s license with an air brake F endorsement.

To successfully prepare, consider utilizing these exams and the official Quebec “driving a heavy vehicle” manual (chapter 4) to your advantage. The more knowledge you can attain, the better it will be for you once you decide to return to the license office to take the air brake license written knowledge test.