Top spots you’re most likely to get a flat
New data from the State’s peak motoring body has revealed a suburb on the Gold Coast had taken the unenviable title as the top spot for drivers to cop a flat tyre in the Sunshine State.
RACQ revealed, of the 26,679 flat tyres its Roadside Assistance patrols attended in the first six months of 2018 across Queensland, Southport was the most common location to get a flat.
RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said busting a tyre was not only inconvenient, but could also be potentially dangerous.
“Getting a flat tyre can be dangerous if you’re stopped on a busy road,” Ms Clinton said.
“While we’ll be there to come to your rescue when you need us, it’s always better to try to prevent the issue from occurring in the first place.”
Ms Clinton said incorrect tyre pressure, pot holes and debris were some of the main causes of flat tyres.
“Drivers should regularly check their tyres’ condition and pressure – that way they’ll have the best chance to avoid getting a flat,” she said.
“Look out for signs of wear and tear or damage to your tyres, foreign objects such as screws or nails in the tread, any regular drops in tyre pressure or unusual vibrations in your car. If any of these occur then you should see a tyre dealer as soon as possible.
“Every year we change thousands of tyres, so if you get stuck you can always call RACQ on 13 1111.”
Top ten suburbs for flat tyres in Queensland – 1 January to 30 June 2018:
- Southport 315
- Surfers Paradise 187
- Robina 182
- Buderim 171
- Nerang 161
- Eight Mile Plains 159
- Maroochydore 153
- Caboolture 151
- Brisbane CBD 148
- Chermside 147.