scarred from battle
Join Date: Jan 2006
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I would only have a balance done if it is needed for some reason - meaning you are having ride quality issues, vibration, etc.
If done properly, the balance when the tires are first mounted should hold up through most of the life of the tire (this does assume that the tire will wear evenly and so on)
So, long story short - just get the rotation. If you have a ride issue afterwards, then i'd consider a balance, but also investigate why the ride quality arose after the rotation, and not before it.
Fmr 98L auto. I ride the subway now.