I have a slow leak in the front passenger side tire. I can easily keep up using our 12V, tire inflator, so I was waiting on a warm +50F (+10C), dry weather, and learn what it takes to plug a tire in the field. Then a cold front arrived. We're probably 3-4 days from nice weather. So I have choices:
- wait and patch - the learning and confidence building can pay dividends on future trips if a tire should get punctured. The tire pump can easily keep up with the leak and I see the shaft of the small nail.
- dealer service - the tire has 20k service miles and they may decide it can't be repaired. I can also get the software patch.
- 3d party patch - same problem as the dealer, at 20k miles they may declare it unusable.