Greenslopes: Among the Top Brisbane Suburbs for Flat Tyres

Greenslopes ranks amongst the top Brisbane suburbs where flat tyre incidence is high, roadside assistance data reveals.

There were a total of 12,128 flat tyre incidence across Brisbane during the first six months of 2018. QLD’s peak motoring body RACQ said that roadside assistance data revealed Eight Mile Plains as the suburb with the most number of flat tyre incidence in Brisbane with Greenslopes claiming the fifth spot.

It can be dangerous if you get a flat tyre on a busy road, according to RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton. However, you could save yourself from the hassles and dangers arising from attempting to change the tyre yourself if you prevent this incident from happening in the first place, she 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.”

“Drivers should regularly check their tyres’ condition and pressure – that way they’ll have the best chance to avoid getting a flat,” Ms Clinton said.

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Ms Clinton advised car owners to look out for signs of wear and tear or damage to your tyres. Check for foreign objects such as screws or nails in the tread and any regular drops in tyre pressure or unusual vibrations in the car.

Top five suburbs for flat tyres in Brisbane for the period 1 January – June 2018:

  • Eight Mile Plains – 159
  • Brisbane CBD – 148
  • Chermside – 147
  • Coorparoo – 144
  • Greenslopes – 143

Getting a flat tyre are mostly due to potholes and/ or road debris encountered while driving. Car owners are advised not to try to change the punctured tyre themselves, should it happen on a busy road. RACQ recommends pulling over in a safer place and calling a professional to help with changing the tyre.