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Even if the vehicle is righted and checks out OK, you still need to make sure you clean up any mess you made before continuing down the trail. Spilled oil and fluids will damage the soil and should not be left behind. You should attempt to catch spilling fluids in a container as they occur, but if one isn't available at least throw down a piece of cardboard, a rag, or anything to keep oil or other fluids from penetrating the dirt or sand. You should shovel up the dirt and oil once the rolled vehicle is righted and the scene is clear and safe.