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      10-31-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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PSS got a nail, but didn't puncture fully

Last night I realized a ever so slight wub-wub sound from my front left tire and upon inspection turned out to be a small screw (1/4in) embedded middle of the tire on the tread. I managed to quickly screw it out with a screw driver. It seems the nail didn't puncture all the way through, the the nail went in about the same as the treads. The tire is fairly new (~2k miles) so it still has almost all of the tread.

My question is, since the the nail didn't picture all the way through and it doesn't seem to have any leaks... should it be repaired, replace, or ignored? I'm wondering even if the damage to the rubber is small now, with wear and more driving, if the hole can become a tear and worse.
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      10-31-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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i honestly don't know if this is a good idea or a ridiculously stupid idea, but if i were you, i'd take it to a tire shop and actually have them puncture that hole all the way through and then patch it up.

i personally would be so stressed out driving if i just left that as it was and would constantly wonder when it would blow out on me. lol
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      10-31-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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I am surprised you removed the screw yourself, what if it had been a puncture?

Take it in, the worst thing that will happen is they repair it and save you from a blow out on the highway.
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Get it repaired just to be on the safe side.
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      11-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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I'd have them patch it from the inside. The area where the screw was is not as strong as the surrounding areas. But does it really matter? I don't know, but I wouldn't take the risk of a failure at high speed.
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