So today was that epic event of walking out into the parking lot at high noon, sun blazing, and finding out you have a completely flat tire. Skipping over the usual details about changing out a tire with insufficient equipment on scorching hot pavement, I changed out the tire for the spare and dropped the flat tire off at a tire shop for repair.
When I got my vehicle home and was putting away the spare, I noticed that the nail was still in the tire itself. The nail appeared to be a roofing nail based upon the size of the head. There also appeared to be some sort of sealant surrounding the nail.
My question is if it's normal to leave the nail in the tire or not. With previous leaks, other repair shops have removed the nail or screw. I haven't been to this tire shop before so I don't know if what they did was standard practice or not.