You would be wise to gat a new tire. Logically, even if a patch would work, the tire is only as strong as the patch. Meaning that the patch is not as thick as the rubber in your tire and would be of a different composition, (no steel belt) and would heat up faster, and disinegrate quickly. Not to mention the glue that the patch affixes itself with. It can dissipate, come undone, or just quit working all together. It's not a stupid question if you are gatherin ginformation for yourself.