The goal of tyre balance is to distribute weight equally around the entire circumference of the tyre. Wheels that are out-of-balance can cause uncomfortable vibrations while driving. It also results in premature wear of suspension and steering components, rotating parts, and tyres.
When refitting any tyre to a wheel, Continental recommends that the tyre is correctly rebalanced to help eliminate vibration and avoid premature wear caused by an imbalance in the rotating wheel and tyre assembly.
As part of routine vehicle maintenance, drivers should seek to balance the tyres on their vehicle after every 5,000-10,000 km travelled, or after 1-2 years (whichever comes first).