A frustrating situation! This video shows an almost new tire that has been punctured by a nail in its flexible sidewall area. This location makes it irreparable (non-patchable) because of the constant flexing of the tire’s rubber when the car is driven. A plug patch typically costs about $30, but, unfortunately, it is reliable only when damage is on the flat tread zone of the tire instead of on either side of the tire.
Video provided by Forest Automotive: Complete Auto Service and Repair Serving Forest, VA and Lynchburg, VA