I recently noticed a screw in the side wall of my front left tire. Its right on the border of the tread and the sidewall so I'm kinda of screwed (pun somewhat intended). I've been saving up for new summer 19" wheels and tires and I plan on new 18" wheels and tires for next winter, so I plan on selling my current set soon. (though I don't know who would buy 17" 10-spokes). The current tires are P Zero all seasons with 20k on them so replacing one tire at $200 for a set I'm not really attached to seems pointless and wasteful. I'm wondering if it would be too risky to patch the tire and just baby the car to and from work (14 miles total) for the next week and a half - two weeks while I wait for my VMR's? Can I just run the spare for two weeks or is that risky? (not to mention ugly). Or should I just suck it up and play it safe with a new tire? I just would rather not have a brand new tire and 3 relatively worn tires when it comes time to sell. I've gone to two shops and both have said no to patching it. I'm not sure if they were covering their own butts in the event that it blows in a couple hundred/ thousand miles but I wonder if a patch would work for a couple weeks of light driving. The tire is currently holding air so could I even drive it lightly with the screw in there? Its a pretty stupid idea but I figured I'd throw it out there . Is there an option I'm missing? Thanks in advance.