Are your tyres showing signs of abnormal wearing? We’ll show you what to look out for and how to solve the problem.

Learn how to see if your tyres are wearing irregularly and understand the underlying problems this might signal.

Tyres wear overtime – it’s normal to have to replace them at some point. However, it’s important to look out for signs of abnormal tyre wear, too, as it could be a sign of a more serious problem.Leaving these potential issues unchecked could cause a risk to your safety on the roads.

But not to worry, we’re here to help you spot any problems as early as possible, keeping your car safe to drive, as well as saving you from having to pay out for a new set of tyres.

What causes abnormal tyre wear?

There are different kinds of abnormal tyre wear, each caused by a variety of issues. These can stem from problems such as suspension or alignment troubles, an internal tyre fault, or the result of driving on under inflated or over inflated tyres.

How to check for abnormal tyre wear

It’s a good idea to inspect your tyres once a month – this goes for both pressure and tread depth. You should also check your tyres before you set off on long journeys.

We offer a free tyre check at Halfords Autocentres. It only takes around an hour, and we’ll make sure your pressure and tread depth are as they should be, while also looking for any signs of damage or underlying problems. If you’re not sure where your nearest Autocentre is, use our tool to checkhere.

The different kinds of abnormal tyre wear

Top tip: When performing checks at home, turn the steering wheel so you can get a better view of your front tyres.


Checking your tyres regularly can really give you peace of mind – there’s a greater chance of avoiding an unexpected incident if you manage to catch any abnormal wearing before it becomes serious.
If you need any professional advice when it comes to spotting the early stages of tyre wear, we’re always here to help. Our tyre check service is completely free and is available at all local Autocare centre

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