I hate buying tires. They never seem to last as long as they're supposed to. They cost a lot. It's just not fun hanging out at tire stores. A lot of people don't think about this, but tires follow oil prices to some extent. I actually bought tires yesterday for less than I paid two years ago. So you'd think I should happy. But I'm not. I've long believed they could design wheels that never need alignment and tires that last the life of the car--but they don't want to because that would greatly shrink the automotive repair industry. Wishful thinking or delusional fantasy?