The rain expert for compact cars. Perfect protection for the wet!
The RainExpert is the perfect choice for compact cars. For greater safety in the rain with high economy—the best recommendation for everyone who drives a compact class car. A specialist for even greater safety on both dry and wet roads. Uniroyal offers more than 45 years of rain tyre know-how for optimum performance in the wet. High aquaplaning protection. Fits perfectly for example to Ford Fiesta, Renault Twingo and Alfa Romeo Mito.
The expert for short stopping distances on wet and dry roads
The long-life expert
The anti-aquaplaning expert
High aquaplaning protection. Double-concave-shaped grooves and increased groove volume in the tread centre avoids water turbulence in the grooves and substantially improve water dispersion for high aquaplaning protection.
Long service life. Optimised stiffness distribution across the tread provides evenly low tread wear for a long service life. There is also a higher stiffness of the shoulder blocks providing a high degree of safety during critical steering manoeuvres.
Short braking distances on wet and dry roads. Directionally-inclined sipes in the tyre shoulders and tread centre improve the support for the lug halves during braking, leading to increased longitudinal tread stiffness. The braking distances on dry and wet roads become shorter.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
RainExpert tyre review
Average based on 1,469 test results
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02.10.2015fromPeter Kershaw Drove this tyre in the hardest rain I've ever driven in on Friday 3rd July 2015 North of London those who experienced this storm will probably remember.
Water was level with top of curb stones at times it was falling so heavily. It was very evident I still had control while those around me did not at times
03.05.2015fromPia Good tyre for wet road conditions in city traffic. Slightly noisy but safety outweighs.
01.02.2015fromC. Hill Excellent tyres having specified them before-original spec on many cars of the era
12.11.2014fromJohn Superb tyres these uniroyal rain tyres. Now have all our family cars on them, so no better recommendation for safety & grip. Yes, the sidewalls are a bit softer than other brands but the superb grip in all conditions outweighs this and once you get used to the feel of the slight flexing when changing direction sharply they are very predictable. Our family now have rain sports on all our cars, a mixture of RS2, RS3 & rain expert. All are superb and are great for the lower grip levels and lower temperatures encountered in Scotland.