The RACQ has released information on the highest number of flat tyre incidents in the suburbs. As the top motoring club in the area, their reportcontains flat tyre data for the period of January to June of 2018. The locations listed below are noted as the spots motorists are most likely to have flat tyre incidents.
Flat tyres in Brisbane are given for the top 5. In last place is Greenslopes with 143 incidents; in a close fourth place is Coorparoo with 1 more at 144; in third place is Chermside with 147; in second place is Brisbane CBD with 2 more at 149; and in first place isEight Mile Plains with 159 incidents.
In the Gold Coast, the rankings start with Helensvaleat last place with 125 incidents; then there is Nerang at fourth place with 161 incidents; Robina at third place with 182; Surfers Paradise in second with 187; and Southport at a far first place with 315 incidents of flat tyres.
Kirsty Clinton, a spokesperson of RACQ, stated that roads with more traffic and more hazards such as main thoroughfares are spots motorists are more likely to experience flat tyres. Clinton also cautions that prevention is best, and motorists must always take the time to check their tyres for any objects that may have been lodged in their tyres, any unusual vibrations in their cars, and any sign of wear and tear. Motorists must also check pressure and air in their tyres to ensure they are at tiptop shape.
In the event of a flat tyre, especially in very busy and hazardous roads, RACQ advises that motorists do not attempt to change the tyres themselves. They must instead pull over to a safer area and call a professional for help. It is a big risk to be changing the tyres yourself in dangerous roads. Motorists are better served with expert help, such as that from the RACQ, whose members enjoy free tyre service, while non-members are charged the going rate.
Any motorist who experiences a flat tyre in Brisbane and the Gold Coast should read the data above and the advice from the RACQ to ensure safety at all times, even during a flat tyre incident.