Rained out and running errands, I noticed a sign for a free alignment check at a Firestone autocare shop so I stopped in. Guy was friendly and knowledgeable, there was no hard sell while we talked tires. Prices seem reasonable, tread wear warranty about average for P metrics , and several tread patterns to choose from. They also have a lifetime alignment for $199- front end alignments,contractually, for as long as you own the vehicle. That is as much as the dealer charges for a one time alignment which they claimed was needed,though I disagreed; the Firestone numbers showed well within spec. What am I missing? Do Firestone tires suck ?? Yes,I know,the all blew up on Ford explorers and now we all have to suffer the vagaries of the TPMS system but otherwise...?