This weekend, I noticed a screw stuck in the passenger rear tire of my wife's Hyundai Veracruz. We took it to the dealer who said that if they remove the screw and find that the tire has been punctured, we'll have to replace the tire.
I asked why they couldn't just patch it, and the dealer said that because the screw is close to the sidewall (about an inch or so), patching it would compromise the integrity of the sidewall, and thus the tire.
Does this make sense? I've been told by relatives that patching it shouldn't be a problem, and to get a second opinion, which I'd rather do that risk replacing a tire on the Veracruz.
Secondarily, the worst that could happen with leaving the screw in would be a flat tire, right? The screw wouldn't cause a blowout?
I appreciate the help.