Patients would be able to board the RACQ-sponsored Heart of Australia customised road-train to have potentially life-saving cardiac and endocrine testing carried out.
It would be parked alongside RACQ’s Mobile Member Centre, filled with staff ready to offer membership and insurance services and conduct free vehicle health checks.
RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said it was important these services reached all Queenslanders and RACQ was proud to visit regional towns.
“While Goondiwindi residents are getting their heart health tested, they’ll also be able to get the health of their car engines checked,” Ms Clinton said.
“These vehicle checks don’t replace regular car services, they’re an opportunity to check the condition of key components and to identify any visible problems or wear and tear.”
Ms Clinton said the free vehicle health checks would include:
- External lights
- Horn, wipers and washers
- Dash warning lights
- Windscreen and mirrors
- Seatbelt operation and security
- Oil, water and coolant levels and visible external leaks from hoses or pipes
- Drive belt condition where visible
- Battery and charging system and battery security
- Condition of tyres and spare, tread wear and pressures.
Where to find the Mobile Member Centre and Heart of Australia trucks:
Where: Goondiwindi Town Park, Callandoon St
When: Tuesday 4 December, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday 5 December, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 6 December, 8:30am – 11:30am