The RACQ has revealed the top five roads for getting a flat on the Gold Coast, and they are some of the city’s busiest.
Gold Coast Highway is where RACQ patrols are called to most frequently, with more than 230 flat tyress in the past year.
RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the data showed many motorists were regularly coming unstuck on major Gold Coast streets.
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“If you get a flat on the coast and call RACQ, there’s a good chance you’re calling us from the Gold Coast Highway. In the past year we changed 236 tyres there,” Ms Ritchie said.
More than 130 tyres were changed on Robina Town Centre Drive, while Marine Parade, Pacific Highway and Bermuda Street closed out the top five.
Ms Ritchie said incorrect tyre pressure, pot holes and debris were some of the main causes of flat tyres.
“While a puncture is the most likely cause, unfortunately there are also cases of malicious damage where tyres are slashed,” she said.
“We encourage motorists to conduct regular checks of their vehicle’s tyre condition and pressure. That way they’ll know when to replace them and hopefully avoid getting a flat.”
Ms Ritchie said while many drivers were comfortable with changing a tyre themselves, sometimes it was a job for the experts.
“Every year we change more than 70,000 tyres, so if you get stuck you can always call RACQ on 13 1111.”
Top five roads for flat tyres:
1. Gold Coast Highway-236
2. Robina Town Centre Drive-134
3. Marine Parade-133
4. Pacific Highway-105
5. Bermuda Street-97