Alignment can be done by any reputable shop. Brake pads also but unless something is really wrong they should last almost forever. I traded my Prius at 166k. mi. still had the original pads. I just got an oil change at the dealer and the service advisor went over the complimentary inspection they do (think I was due to get a survey from Kia) and he laughed when he said the brakes were still good. Since I see this is your first post, welcome and be well educated if your dealing with an unknown shop for the first time. Read up on your Niro and don't let them sell you unnecessary stuff. If your not sure about something ask here like you just did.