Uniroyal RainExpert

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 76%
Wear 74%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 85%

The Uniroyal RainExpert is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Uniroyal RainMax 2

This tyre has been replaced by the Uniroyal RainExpert 3

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Tyre review data from 127 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 1,239,762 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2011 European Summer Tyre Test - 175/65 R14 - 2nd of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced tyre, scores well in all safety related tests.

2010 European Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 r15 - 5th of 12 tyres

2013 Auto Zeitung Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 12 tyres

  • Overall - Living up to its name, the Uniroyal is one of the best tyres in the wet, only to be let down by its dry performance
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/65 R13 73T   F B 70  
165/65 R13 77T   F B 70  
175/65 R13 80T   E B 70  
145/70 R13 71T   F B 70  
155/70 R13 75T   F B 70  
165/70 R13 79T   F B 70  
175/70 R13 82T   F B 70  
175/70 R13 82H   F B 70 6.27kgs
185/70 R13 86T   E B 70  
135/80 R13 70T   F B 70  
145/80 R13 75T   F B 70  
155/80 R13 79T   E B 70  
165/80 R13 83T   E B 70  
165/80 R13 87T XL   E B 71  
185/55 R14 80H   F B 70  
165/60 R14 75T   F B 70  
165/60 R14 75H   F B 70  
175/60 R14 79H   F B 70 6.18kgs
185/60 R14 82T   F B 70  
185/60 R14 82H   F B 70  
195/60 R14 86H   E B 71 6.87kgs
155/65 R14 75T   F B 70  
165/65 R14 79T   F B 70  
175/65 R14 86T XL   E B 71  
175/65 R14 82T   E B 70  
175/65 R14 82H   E B 70  
185/65 R14 86H   E B 70  
185/65 R14 86T   E B 70  
195/65 R14 89T   E B 71  
195/65 R14 89H   E B 71 7.24kgs
165/70 R14 81T   E B 70  
165/70 R14 85T XL   E B 71  
175/70 R14 88T XL   E B 71  
175/70 R14 84T   E B 70  
185/70 R14 88T   E B 70  
185/70 R14 88H   E B 70 7.19kgs
195/70 R14 91T   E B 71  
195/70 R14 91H   E B 71 8.36kgs
175/80 R14 88H   E B 70 7.70kgs
175/80 R14 88T   E B 70  
195/50 R15 82V   E B 71  
195/50 R15 82H   E B 71  
185/55 R15 82H   E B 70  
185/55 R15 82V   E B 70  
195/55 R15 85H   E B 71  
195/55 R15 85V   E B 71  
205/55 R15 88V   E B 71  
185/60 R15 84H   F B 70  
185/60 R15 88H XL   E B 71  
195/60 R15 88V   E B 71  
195/60 R15 88H   E B 71  
205/60 R15 91W   E B 71 7.77kgs
205/60 R15 91H   E B 71  
205/60 R15 91V   E B 71  
205/60 R15 95H XL   E B 72 8.12kgs
225/60 R15 96W   E B 71  
225/60 R15 96V   E B 71  
165/65 R15 81T   E B 70  
175/65 R15 84H   E B 70  
175/65 R15 84T   E B 70  
185/65 R15 88T   E B 70  
185/65 R15 88H   E B 70  
195/65 R15 91T   E B 71  
195/65 R15 95T XL   E B 72  
195/65 R15 91H   E B 71  
195/65 R15 91V   E B 71  
205/65 R15 94H   E B 71  
205/65 R15 94V   E B 71  
215/65 R15 96H   E B 71  
195/55 R16 87H   E B 71  
195/55 R16 87V   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91H   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E B 71  
215/55 R16 93V   E B 71  
215/55 R16 97H XL   E B 72  
205/60 R16 92W   E B 71  
205/60 R16 96V XL   E B 72  
205/60 R16 92H   E B 71  
205/60 R16 92V   E B 71  
215/60 R16 99V XL   E B 72  
215/60 R16 99H XL   E B 72  
225/60 R16 98W   E B 71  
235/60 R16 100W   E B 71  
215/65 R16 98V   E B 71  
215/60 R17 96H   E B 71  
225/65 R17 102H   E B 71 11.65kgs
245/65 R17 107H   E B 71 14.30kgs
235/60 R18 107V XL   E B 72  
255/60 R18 112V XL   E B 73  
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Available in 12 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Uniroyal RainExpert Review

Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E Class (195/65 R15 T) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
Fitted these to my old 300E Merc.Transformed the car,ride is far more comfortable,no wheelspin in the wet,handling great.Highly recommended.
6 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2011   

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Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall zafira 1.6 (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
After the original Conti tyres these seem smoother & quieter having a softer side wall, not being high mileage drivers under 10k per year they should last a while, reasonably priced too. Ask me after 20k & I will have a more informed opinion.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 15, 2017   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan almera 1.5 (185/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
was advised to buy these boots for the front, really good tyres, superb in the wet, grippy in the dry. even in cold conditions they are solid. plenty of feedback. on my 2nd set and the 1st set did 15k and this set is on about 5 and feeling good. will be my 1st choice for front tyres
0 - tyre reviewed on October 26, 2016   
Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Yaris (185/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles
Very good grip on dry or wet, very comfortable, however, tyre feels too soft, seems to get punctured quite easily as well, due to soft tyre structure. If Uniroyal make the tyre a little bit more stiffer, I might buy again
1 - tyre reviewed on February 19, 2016   
Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Panda (155/80 R13 T) on mostly town for 20,000 average miles
4 of these on my Fiat Panda 1.1. They have been on my car for slightly over 1 year(Rear tyres about 18 months) and have driven in a wide variety of conditions from winding muddy broken UK country roads to high sustained speeds on the autobahn and also unpaved farm tracks. They have been used in icy conditions but not in snow.

General: Excellent tyre which gives a nice soft ride (probably due to soft side walls) with good progressive grip that lets me know what its doing.
Icy: Not great, managed well in straight lines, but quick to lose traction when breaking.
Wet:Excellent, I always seemed to have as much grip as in the dry. Very impressive.
Mud: Surprisingly good. Aggressive chicane like tread grips well and grip on muddy gravel tracks has been excellent.
Dry:Always seemed very safe and on the occasions when I have taken corners quickly my bravery has always gone before the grip.

Wear: This is more of a mixed review. Rear tyres have been on for about 20000 miles and show little sign of wear, but the front tyres have been on for only 13000 miles and are well over half worn. I rarely drive aggressively and my car does not weigh much so I've found this quite poor. Levels of grip in all conditions bar dry have also decreased at the front as the tyre wears so the review above is only really for tyres under 10000 miles.

Would I buy again: I'm not sure. Previous tyres have lasted for about 25000 miles and performed well despite wear, whereas the rainexperts on the front will likely only manage 18000, maybe 20000 at best and have shown a noticeable decline in performance. Probably I will go for something from a more premium brand, or try all seasons.

Conclusions: Initially a great tyre in all conditions tested, but wears quickly when on driven wheels and performance drops off quickly once half worn in all conditions apart from dry. I would recommend that if you do not rotate your tyres having a pair of these on the rear axle is recommended, but if used on the front axle will need frequent replacement.
1 - tyre reviewed on February 6, 2016   

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