Basic auto care and maintenance are two ways to keep your car on the road all year long. October is fall car care month so we have put together a few things you can do to get ready for cooler weather ! Check all fluids: including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear. Check the battery and replace if necessary. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free. Check the brake system annually and have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change.