Science class 101: Water and oil don’t mix.

That can be bad news for a vehicle. Whether you’re fording a river or splashing through puddles on your commute, it’s important to ensure water doesn’t get where it isn’t supposed to.

The off-road gurus at ARB know a thing or two about plowing through streams and mudholes, and they created this four-minute video to show you how to inspect your ride after a significant aquatic encounter. It covers the inspection of a few key vehicle components, including your air intake, U-joints, axles, and wheel bearings.

Even if you’re not a hardcore off-roader, the video demonstrates some basic vehicle maintenance that will ensure your ride stays clean and dry.

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Author: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or watching a 1972 Corvette overheat. An avid motorcyclist, he spends the rest of his time synchronizing carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.