As we master the art of staying indoors, your parked tires could be taking more of a hit than we realize! Flat-spotting occurs when the vehicle’s tires have been stationary for a more extended period and start to become flat where the tire meets the ground.
Even if your tires have been sitting idle for a few weeks, any flat-spotting is usually temporary. With a few miles on the road, the tires will regain their shape and be perfectly fine. Any semi-permanent flat-spotting will have to be fixed by a specialist.
To prevent flat-spotting, simply check your tire pressure! Never overload but keep enough air in them to keep it from underinflating, and your tires won’t suffer any semi-permanent issues.
Source: Continental Tires