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33 Seymour Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-7620

Business Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sat: 8AM - 12PM
Sun: CLOSED

Welcome To
County Tire Center

Whether you're looking for new tires or are in need of an alignment, County Tire Center, Inc. is sure to meet and exceed all of your expectations! From our convenient location in Middlebury, Vermont, we proudly serve the greater Champlain Valley area. We back our reputation with the tire brands: Bridgestone, Firestone, Nokian, and Fuzion tires. For oil changes and other work, our experienced professionals use high-quality products like NAPA and Kendall. If you don't see what you need on our list, give us a call or drop on by - we're happy to help!

County Tire Center, Inc provides Belts & Hoses services to Middlebury, VT, Bristol, VT, Vergennes, VT, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Belts & Hoses

Your vehicle’s belts and hoses are involved in processes within the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. These belts and hoses play crucial roles in functional operations inside your vehicle. The heater hose and radiator hose carry liquid coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core. The timing belt is responsible for maintaining engine precision by synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft, which move the engine’s valves and pistons. However, not all vehicles contain timing belts. In place of timing belts, some vehicles use timing chains. On the outside of the engine, the serpentine belt transmits power from the front of the engine to other systems in the vehicle, like the air conditioning system and charging system. Some factors that contribute to wear and tear on your belts and hoses include vehicle age, mileage, belt tension, hose clamp failure, electrochemical degradation, and oil contamination. In the long run, routine maintenance and replacements of your vehicle’s belts and hoses will prevent breakdowns and costly repairs.

Benefits of Belts & Hoses

When compared to other components in your car, belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans. These items are constantly exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals, which all have the potential to cause cracks and leaks. Some symptoms to be aware of for belts and hoses nearing failure include squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when starting your engine or appear during vehicle operation. It's worth noting that grinding sounds near belts are usually associated with a bad pulley bearing rather than the belt itself, as the pulley bearing may freeze up and ultimately lead to a belt replacement. Other symptoms of a bad belt or hose include loss of power, leaking coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and air conditioning failure. While routine maintenance of belts and hoses is always important, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to increased temperatures, which will accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Since belts and hoses can be difficult to inspect visually, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for scheduled maintenance.

County Tire Center, Inc proudly serves the Belts & Hoses needs of customers in Middlebury, VT, Bristol, VT, Vergennes, VT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Bristol VT | Middlebury VT | Vergennes VT | and surrounding areas

Heater Hose Replacement

Heater hoses play a crucial role in a vehicle’s heating system, which operates in conjunction with the cooling system...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Radiator Hose Replacement

Your car or truck’s radiator hoses, which connect the engine to the radiator, are important components that maintain...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Serpentine Belt Replacement

As the timing belt synchronizes engine processes, the serpentine belt powers peripheral processes in the engine compartment...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Timing Belt Replacement

The timing belt, or timing chain in some vehicles, is a drive belt that synchronizes the rotation of the engine’s...

Approx. Time: 180 Minutes

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County Tire Center, Inc

County Tire Center, Inc., located at 33 Seymour Street - Middlebury, Vermont 05753 provides tire services and car repair services for customers living in or near the following Middlebury VT, Bristol VT, Vergennes VT, Bradon VT, Rutland VT, Addison VT and New Haven VT. We carry the following tire brands: Bridgestone, Dayton, Firestone, Fuzion and Nokian. We provide the following auto repairs: Tires, Wheels, Axle / CV Joint / Driveshaft Repair, Belts and Hoses, Brakes, Cooling System / Radiator, Differential Repair, Electric: Electrical and Electronic Systems, Electrical: Starting / Charging / Batteries, Engine: Diagnostics and Performance, Exhaust Systems, Four Wheel Drive Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Lube and Oil Change, Preventive Maintenance, State Inspection, Steering and Suspension, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Transmission and Wheels Alignment.

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Phone: 802-388-7620
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Address: 33 Seymour Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

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