Found a small screw in my rear winter tire, like real small and thought it wouldn't leak, but it did, so I plugged it. It holds air correctly.
Some people freak about plugging/patching tires near the shoulder or outside the last "water" tread. Mine is close to that (about 1" from the sidewall), but also 1/2" from that last water tread. Am I OK? I had no trouble plugging it, and I think that if the small screw would have hit the shoulder, since it's the thickest part, it would haven't leak air.
Can I keep it like that or I absolutely need a patch at the shop? Tire was never flat even with the screw, so no internal tire damage.
Tires are Run flats with plenty of good treads (which is why I don't feel like just trashing it). Winter tires, no high speed stuff, daily driver.
Here's a picture: