If you’re prone to copping a flat tyre, it may be because you live or work in one of the Gold Coast’s flat tyre hot spots…
New data released today by the RACQ has revealed the top five suburbs on the coast for drivers to get a flat.
According to the motoring club, of the 4017 flat tyres its Roadside Assistance patrols attended in the first six months of 2018 on the Gold Coast, Southport was the most common location with 315 call outs for flat tyres.
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This was followed by Surfers Paradise, Robina, Nerang and Helensvale.
RACQ spokesperson Kirsty 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.”
Top five suburbs for flat tyres on the Gold Coast – 1 January to 30 June 2018:
1. Southport – 315
2. Surfers Paradise – 187
3. Robina – 182
4. Nerang – 161
5. Helensvale – 125