Because of the spectacular 'shark skin technology' and the fantastic developments that the Continental group is implementing with their UNIROYAL brand, in particular by marketing the RainSport 5 tire series, we have doubted whether we would put UNIROYAL with the premium brands or not. Formally speaking, it is still a "quality" brand. We put it in this category with great conviction in a marked first place.
Oscar Englebert opened a shop in rubber products in Liège (Belgium) in 1868. Oscar was way ahead of his time, he understood the potential of that water resistant product. Under the leadership of Oscar's son, the company grew and soon they would build a factory for the production of all kinds of water-resistant material. Swimming caps, gloves, raincoats, too many to mention. Oscar Englebert Junior was an innovative businessman. He started experimenting with tires for bicycles and horse carts. He was fascinated by the water-draining capabilities of rubber.
After the success of the bicycle tires, the factory expanded its production to car tires, creating the first tire factory in the Benelux, and one of the first in Europe. Oscar also produced racing tires and his "Englebert Tires were the first tires to complete the entire race of the Le Mans hour without being replaced. The victory in this renowned car race gave the factory a boost.
Just before the First World War, Englebert developed the zig-zag pattern. This helped prevent slipping and became very popular. Its production could no longer be kept up to date. In the years of the last century, the collaboration with US-Rubber created a new name: Uniroyal.
The water-repellent properties of rubber continued to inspire them. Uniroyal is known today as "the rain tire". Today Uniroyal is part of the Continental group. This reinforces technological development. Uniroyal developed the SST, the "Shark Skin Technology". A shark moves effortlessly through the water thanks to its specially formulated skin. A shark appears wet and slippery, but the tiny scales bite. That's what a Uniroyal car tire mimics on the road. They move like a shark. Quiet quickly and efficiently. This technology has won prestigious design awards, including the RedDot Award.
These are the best known UNIROYAL car tires:
UNIROYAL summer tires:
UNIROYAL RainSport 5: the latest high tech UNIROYAL tire with Shark Skin Technology. On wet roads, this tire has no equal when it comes to road holding.
UNIROYAL RainSport 3: This is an Ultra High Performance summer tire with Shark Skin Technology for maximum safety.
UNIROYAL Rain Expert 3: an "expert" on wet surfaces, specially developed for larger cars and SUVs. This car tire provides low fuel consumption and short braking distance, and like any Uniroyal, the risk of aquaplaning is minimal.
UNIROYAL Rallye 4x4: SUVs and offroad cars can also use rain tires.
UNIROYAL Rain Max 2: this is the rain tire specially developed by Uniroyal for vans and light trucks. They offer excellent wet braking performance, prevent aquaplaning and ensure a stable driving experience.
UNIROYAL Rain Max 3: this is the latest UNIROYAL summer tire for vans. Also performant on dry roads.
UNIROYAL winter tires:
UNIROYAL MS Plus 77: on cold, wet roads, snow or melting snow, this is the winter tire that prevents aquaplaning and increases your grip on the road and on the situation.
UNIROYAL Snow Max 2: this is an excellent winter tire for vans and light trucks. Wear is low and fuel costs and CO-2 emissions decrease.
UNIROYAL four season tires:
UNIROYAL All Season Expert: this all-season tire offers good grip and comfort all year round, in the sun and snow.
UNIROYAL All Season Max: the all-season tire with very short braking distance on snowy roads.
UNIROYAL All Season Expert 2: safe and reliable, all year round.
In short, if you often drive in wet conditions, Uniroyal is a great choice.
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