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How to handle water crossings

Driving into water without checking if it is safe to cross can get you into deep water AND deep trouble. It can leave you stranded and may even write off your vehicle’s engine.  It’s prudent to avoid exposing your vehicle to all water as far as possible, but what do you do if you have to cross a river and then get stranded in the middle?

When you get to a water crossing, first look for any fresh tyre tracks exiting the crossing point as these will give you some indication that someone else made it across. Check them to try to assess if they belong to a vehicle similar to yours and not a tractor or Unimog! Continue reading How to handle water crossings