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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!

Hybrid/EV Service Center

Are you driving a hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) in need of service or repair? County Tire Center, Inc. is proud to announce we now meet the hybrid and EV needs of customers in Middlebury, VT, Bristol, VT, Vergennes, VT, and surrounding areas. Drive your hybrid vehicle to our shop today!

Hybrid Service Middlebury, VT

What Are Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid vehicles rely on more than one power source to move. For example, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors.

Hybrids possess improved fuel economy and emissions, including specially designed tires and wheels, lighter body styles, regenerative braking, and engine start and stop features.

Hybrid and EV Services at County Tire Center, Inc.

We pride ourselves on quality maintenance services that are designed to improve the performance of your hybrid vehicle, including hybrid battery repair and hybrid battery replacement. Our hybrid repairs and services also include:

  • Tire Repair and Rotation
  • Hybrid Oil Change and Maintenance
  • Brake Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Steering and Suspension Services
  • Front Wheel Transaxle and CV Joint Repair
  • Heating and Cooling System Maintenance
  • Hybrid Battery Replacement & Repair
  • Charging and Electrical System Repairs
  • Emissions and Drivability Services

We are proud to serve as a qualified hybrid and EV service center and are dedicated to providing you with some of the best hybrid vehicle and electric vehicle repair and maintenance services in the area. Visit us the next time you need repair from a team that understands hybrid and EVs.

Nokian develops winter tire for electric vehicles

Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has developed a winter tire for electric vehicles that it claims offers up to 30-percent reduced rolling resistance compared with winter tires on the market.

Designed especially for the BMW i3, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is said to achieve an A class rating in the European Union's tire label scheme, Nokian said.

The tire—size is155/70R19 84Q—is also claimed to allow “safe, economical, and high-performance driving on snow and ice in demanding Nordic winter weather,” Nokian said. It will be available to consumers in January in the Nordic countries and Russia as well as in other markets where winter conditions prevail.

The reduced rolling resistance is achieved by a technology that makes the tire body firm and stiff, Nokian said, plus new material components to reduce heat generation and internal deformation.

“In the future, we will be using the same technology in our other winter products,” said Jarno Ahvenlammi, Nokian Tyres' product development manager.

Nokian said it is using some “entirely new” types of rubber compounds in the tire, including its “Intelligent eSilica” tread compound, whose molecular chains connect with the silica particles to form strong but flexible links.

“The rubber compound works very well across a wide temperature range, improving winter grip and further reducing rolling resistance,” the company said. “The sipes or grooves of the symmetrical tread pattern function actively regardless of the changes in grip level and temperature.”

The compound also incorporates canola oil for added tear strength and improved grip on snow and ice. Other features include safety innovations that improve handling, such as the grip particles and pump sipes of the Cryo Crystal concept.


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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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Address: 33 Seymour Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

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