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I just found a small screw in my 2000 ES300 one month old Yokohama. Took it to the dealer and the technician took out the nail and told me there isn't any leaking (he did the water test). Is it OK to drive?

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It may not have fully punctured. If it's not leaking, or going to leak soon, there isn't a problem.

Buy one of those $5 tire repair kits.

It'll have a load of tar coated rubber ropeys for patchys

A T handle round pointed filey

A T handle needle hicky

Insert the tar/rubber patch into the needle hicky half way down the length of the tar/rubber patch

You pull the <insert inserted object here> out

Run the filed up & down the hole to clean the area

QUICKLY shove the rubber patch into the hole, and with a sudden motion, jerk the needle hicky out.

Tire patched perminantly as perminantly gets, check inflation, resume normal life.

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