Tyre Tread Wear & Causes

Every part of your car is vital to the entire operation of your vehicle, but your tyres are one of the most vital parts. Your tyres are supposed to be in good condition at all times.

Generally, you want to avoid uneven tyre wear caused by improper alignment, overinflation, underinflation or a worn-out suspension. Regardless of the extensive efforts you put into maintaining your tyres, they will eventually wear out. To help you manage this, we’ve listed out five common things that fasten deterioration.

  • Over inflation 

When your tyres are over-pumped, the central tread area wears down faster than other parts as there’s increased contact with the road. Eventually, this leads to an issue called crown wear.

  • UnderInflation

This will cause the tyre to wear on the outer edges of the tread, leaving the central tread area far less worn. The tyre inner-liner can also degrade.

  • Emergency Braking

An emergency braking will have you attempt to halt your car in the quickest way causing the. This abrupt friction can also cause your tyres to overheat and expand.

  • Wheel Misalignment 

When your wheel is misaligned, the car tends to pull to one side when you’re driving. This could cause the edge of the tread to degrade, most likely on one side.

  • Sub-standard Driving Habits 

Your driving habits are largely responsible for the state of your tyres. A careful driver is likely to enjoy their tyres for a longer period of time compared to a more reckless driver. Also when you do the simple things like rotating your tyres, and aligning your wheels properly, you’d get the best out of your car tyres. 


Whether wear patterns suggest something as simple as an overinflated or underinflated tyre, or a more serious problem with the car’s suspension or alignment, understanding what signs and cut-in markings mean, helps you to better manage the overall health of your tyres and keep them in working condition for extended periods of time.