Originally Posted by cacofonix
I have a couple of questions regarding this:
1. Is it OK to get the tire patched, or should I get it replaced?
2. If the tire needs to be replaced, should I get both the (back) tires replaced?
The tires have about 1000 miles on them. The nail is in the 2nd tread from the left of the tire (left rear tire).
If it's in the tread area and just a normal screw, you should be fine. A proper repair will plug the hole and patch it from inside. I just had it done in the DC area--$41 at Mr. Tire, and they do it correctly without damaging the wheel.
2. If the car is brand new, no.