It’s common for mechanics to do an alignment when switching to summer tires. This is because the different tread patterns can cause the tires to wear differently, which can lead to uneven tire wear and increased fuel consumption. By aligning the tires, mechanics can help ensure that the tires wear evenly and last longer.
Other related questions:
Q: Do you need a wheel alignment after swapping tires?
A: No, you do not need a wheel alignment after swapping tires.
Q: Does new tire installation include alignment?
A: No, new tire installation does not include alignment. Alignment is a separate service that must be performed by a qualified technician.