I called Mr. Tire AP, ask them to check unusual ware of front tires. They said too busy to work on car at that time but would take a look at tires.
I took car to shop they checked front tires said could replace tires under road hazard coverage sold with tires. I made appt. and took car in 1/2 hour later I was told they could only replace for full retail. They offered a credit on tires but end price was still current retail on tires. Over $ 300. On tires 70k mile warranty tire with 14,500 mi. Didn't work for me.
Yokohama Torante on rear looked new but fronts inner tread worn to wear bars, mud on tire concealed condition.
Complained to Mr. Tire got a call from customer sac. And I returned call no response since then. A lot of potholes and still snow and low temps in Pittsburgh so replaced tires with Goodyear for safety.
I have used Yokohoma and Mr. Tire for 5 years but will take my business to a local small nonNational chain going forward.
I have 4 vehicles and maintain tires checking regularly but lost 300. On Yokohama and had to pay another 200.
For GY on sale and must ask my mechanic to rotate tires which was no charge at Mr. Tire.
FYI, NTB now offers 1 yr alignment with new tire
purchase this would have avoided my problem however their prices are high.
I guess we're back to big tire chains getting as much $$ as they can from anyone who walks in their door.
Regarding Your Experience
From the way you have described the situation, your front tires seem to definitely been subjected to wear caused by mis-alignment.TG
I have no way to know the specifics of your Road Hazard coverage, but I would be most surprised if wheel alignment or other mechanical defects would be covered under that warranty.
Regarding the mileage guarantee, most manufacturers guarantee their tires for a certain amount of use PROVIDED that the customer keeps the pressure correct and attends to all mechanical conditions which would cause pre-mature wear. This would include alignment.
The fact that you got some kind of a discount offered to you by this dealer, seems to me, an effort to help you out rather than "stick it to you". From a strictly legal point of view I don't think they had any obligation to help you at all.
It is vitally important that you have a clear understanding of what your warranty and hazard protection policies give you, hopefully before you need to make a claim. If there's anything that isn't crystal clear to you, ask your dealer for an explanation so that you know feel sure you know what to expect.