Tyre expertise

Rolling circumference on tyres: What is permitted?

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Whether it’s a new car, to save fuel or just for aesthetic reasons, sometimes you need a different tyre size. You can use the tyre size to estimate what is permissible.

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All-weather tyres: A worthwhile alternative?

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Never swap seasonal tyres again? All-weather tyres do have advantages – provided they suit your needs. We will explain what you should look for.

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Average tyre life

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Average tyre life That it is not just a question for those who drive occasionally. Wear also plays a role in this. We will explain what you should look for.

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Car tyres and the material used: What constitutes a tyre?

In addition to the tread depth of your tyres, the tyre material greatly influences the driving characteristics of your tyres. Find out more.

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Good tyres on front or rear: Rotation and exchange according to plan

Tyres wear out differently depending on the axle position and this means that only two tyres are replaced. But where do the good tyres go: on the front or rear? We are here to help.

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Tyre load index – what does this mean?

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Tyres need to meet certain requirements, including carrying loads on a daily basis. The permissible load can be gathered from the tyre load index.

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Tyre changing equipment to keep in your car

It’s a good idea to keep a range of tools and tyre changing equipment in your car so that you’re well prepared in case you have to repair or replace your tyre by the side of the road.

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The importance of tyre age as well as tread depth

If you drive relatively few miles every year, you might find that your tread depth remains fairly intact for several years.

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What is the difference between summer and winter tyres?

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For many people, particularly those living in countries with extreme weather, it is mandatory to have two sets of tyres – one for summer and one for winter. 

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What are winter tyres?

Some countries insist that you swap from summer to winter tyres as the cold weather approaches. But what are winter tyres? 

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Winter tyre treads

There are three ways you can tell a winter tyre from a summer tyre by sight: winter tyre treads are deeper, they have a different tread pattern and they have additional markings on their side walls.

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How to fit your RainSport 3 tyres

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The flow-optimised tread design on our RainSport 3 and RainExpert 3 tyres is unique. 

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Which different tread patterns are there?

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You may have heard terms like ‘symmetrical’ and ‘directional’ tread patterns. But what do they actually mean? 

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What does tyre size mean?

To the untrained eye, the side wall of a tyre can look like a meaningless set of numbers, letters and symbols. 

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Disposal of old or used tyres

Uniroyal tyres are built to last. Assuming they’re not damaged, you should be able to enjoy tens of thousands of kilometres of happy, safe driving.

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Tyre components

Passenger car tyres are products of complex engineering.

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Tyre speed ratings

Tyre speed ratings tell you the maximum speed that particular tyre is legally approved for. 

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Traction on snow

Traction is defined as “the ability of a wheel or tyre to hold the ground without sliding”. This is particularly important when surfaces are slippery, like when driving on snow. 

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