As this is my first post, I would like to say how nice it is to have a forum like this. OK, so I brought my 2006 Prius in for its 25K maintenance. All my maintenance has been at the dealer (either in NC where I bought it, or here in CA where I live now). The service rep told me I am in need of new tires as my OEM Goodyear Integrity tires are wearing out. Now, I am somewhat cynical when it comes to what a service rep at a dealer tells me. But after reading through many of the posts on this forum, I guess it is possible that 25K is a limit for these tires, although I am a "normal" driver who has had the tires rotated on schedule, etc. Anyway, I am thinking of buying my tires from Costco (either the BFGoodrich Traction T/A or Premier Touring). Here are my questions: 1. Are the BFGoodrich tires from Costco decent tires -- at least better than the Integrity tires? Or do I stay away from BFGoodrich and/or Costco at all costs? I have come to the conclusion that Costco does provide the best monetary value, even better than Walmart. 2. Would you recommend getting a realignment done first -- something that Costco doesn't do? If so, would you have the dealer do this? My fear is that they will push me to buy tires from them if I do it there. 3. Do I have any recourse with Goodyear under their warranty -- proration since I am under 3 years into these tires? Thanks.