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Uniroyal RainExpert

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The Uniroyal RainExpert is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 122 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 1,172,762 miles driven.

Uniroyal RainExpert
Dry Grip

Wet Grip

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Size Price Range  
195/65 R15 £38.21 - £49.16 (12 prices)
205/55 R16 £49.04 - £78.56 (5 prices)
Available in 65 tyre sizes - View all.

Uniroyal RainExpert Reviews

Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda (195-60-15-H)
Driving on mostly country roads for 20,000 average miles
Fantastic tyre in wet weather, dry grip also very good, tyre a bit noisy but is expected from a rain tyre,tyre wear is also good, I have 25k kms on them now ,will need replacing in the coming weeks , will try Uniroyal rain sport 3 as i have hear good reviews on them, these tyres are not cheap but if you are looking for tyre that is good in the rain/wet weather then I would recommend them
tyre reviewed on November 11, 2015   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Lancia (165-55-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 18,000 spirited miles
Had these on a Lancia Delta 1.6 16V.
Dry grip is exceptional in the price range. They have a softer side wall, so inflated them to 2.8 Bar - no problems there. Wet grip is more than phenomenal!!
I even used them on a trackday with the delta, pushing them to the limit, no problems whatsoever. They just grip and squeal, you can hear when they're about to let go.

The price you pay for this is wear: they wear out faster than other tires, however you can get them for a lot less money.

Comfort and noiselevels are good.

Highly recommended, very safe!
tyre reviewed on July 26, 2015   
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Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Prius (195-55-16)
Driving on mostly town for 12,000 easy going miles
Got this tyre after a traumatic wet+cold braking experience with Bridgestone ER30. This is a safe and confortable (I guess the central rolling band on sizes >195 might help with that), economical tyre that won't let you down when you need it the most. Suitable for moderately cold climates where wear is actually very good so far, but don't take it for a highway trip when it's 30C outside or it'll age much quicker. Fuel economy is plain bad (I suspect inversely correlated, just like wear, to wet road handling, especially on inexpensive tyres). 2 years after this Bridgestone scare that prompted me to switch to Rainexpert, I had the same type of emergency braking, only much, much worse (faster ~25mph, on 3cm of fresh snow rather than cold rain, steep descent + corner, fully loaded car) and came safely to a stop after a bit of ABS intervention. They're not "good" on snow, just not plain dangerous, which can be nice as I'm not going to buy snow tyres for one day of snow per year, nor do I want to have an accident on that day every year! Can't comment on feedback or handling at the limit as these are mounted on a Prius.
tyre reviewed on March 5, 2015   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors (185-65-14-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Done 15k miles with them and they are the best summer tyres I had. The grip in wet and dry is excellent. Progressiveness is quite good, but the limit of the tyres is very high. Due to the softer compound, their wear is a bit higher but they do repay themselves in the outstanding performance. Would buy again for sure.
tyre reviewed on January 29, 2015   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda MX5 (185-60-14-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 700 spirited miles
Very good tyre. Have done about 700 miles of town, motorway and country roads and feel very confident with their grip. It would seem that you would need to push them quite a bit to get them to become unstable.

Had a set of mix 'n' match tyres originally which became quite squirmy with acceleration out of corners but not with these.

I understand what some say about the soft walls giving a tendency for a bit of roll. I have noticed this on occassion when heading down country roads that undulate quite a lot but not really a problem on typical cornering. I think the soft wall adds to the overall drive comfort.
tyre reviewed on January 18, 2015   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Grand Scenic (205-60-16-H)
Driving on mostly town for 15,000 spirited miles
Put these on as Grand Scenic can be a handful in bad weather and impossible in icy conditions. The improvement was amazing and in all but icy conditions it sticks like a car half its size (my nerve goes first). Downside is that they don't wear as well on the front (the backs go for ever) but I am quite exuberant particularly where roundabouts are concerned. This said I am probably on course to do 25k+ on fronts with very little motorway driving.
tyre reviewed on November 28, 2014   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 3 Series (195-65-15-H)
Driving on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Got them at a good price last year and they've done 20000 miles. Really good in the wet.
tyre reviewed on November 1, 2014   
Given 82% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E Class Estate (195-65-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Just an initial review after doing around 1000 miles, for the price these are hard to beat. Loads of grip, good in wet & dry, low noise, look good and comfortable ride. The only downside to these tyres are their soft sidewalls- I have them on the front of my heavy old Diesel Merc estate and they were too soft at normal pressures (32psi). Upped them to 36psi and there's a massive improvement without sacrificing comfort. Probably not an issue on a lighter car, or if you have a low-profile version but these really need to run a relatively high pressure to be at their best, especially if you have a car requiring 'balloon' tyres with a large sidewall area! Can't comment on wear yet but otherwise recommended.
tyre reviewed on September 17, 2014   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 1.9 TDI (195-65-15-T)
Driving on mostly country roads for 5,150 spirited miles
These tyres were a bargain @ £37 a tyre. They are not suitable for large cars or luxury cars as the sidewalls are too soft. Initially the tyre sidewall flexed a good bit on cornering but After inflating to the full load pressure they are more assuring and I don't notice the sidewall flex anymore. Wet and dry rip are excellent and tyre noise is no worse than other good makes I've used.
Tyre wear seems good after 5k miles and I expect to get at least 20k miles out of these.
They perform well in all conditions including spirited driving but lack a bit on driver feedback and flex a bit but am reassured by the level of grip on corners.
Compared to many other tyres I've used these have got no punctures or lose any air at all so am pleased.
I will buy these again as they are great tyres for the money, but not for the sporty driver or heavy car.
tyre reviewed on September 7, 2014   
Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn c4picasso (215-55-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 24,000 easy going miles
These tyres have been on the front of my FWD C4 Picasso for 24000 miles. they are now at 2mm. They have been excellent tyres, can't fault their grip in either wet or dry conditions. They could be a little quieter, but I wouldn't say they are noisy, just that I've had tyres that are slightly quieter. I would be buying them again if I wasn't going to be driving in Germany this winter and it is a legal requirement there that if there is snow or icy conditions you must have tyres with the mountain symbol (ie. not summer tyres).
Having said that, I have had no trouble driving in snow in the UK with the Uniroyals these past 2 winters. Excellent tyres.
tyre reviewed on September 5, 2014   

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