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Best Disposable Gloves for Mechanics

Working in a car garage can really take it’s toll on your hands. You might not mind getting a bit of oil or grease on your hands, but there’s also hot temperatures, chemical products and sharp edges to contend with. So if you’re serious about protecting your hands from any of these, then we’d recommend stocking up on the right disposable gloves.

When it comes to disposable gloves there are plenty of options out there; various materials, sizes, powdered or non powdered, and of course a whole range of colours to choose from. But which are the best disposable gloves for mechanics? Let’s take you through your options.

Vinyl Gloves

Vinyl gloves are an increasingly popular disposable glove, mostly due to their affordability, they are a fair bit cheaper than latex or vinyl gloves. However, these is good reason for this. While they do create an effective barrier for your hands and are less likely to cause a skin reaction than latex, they are prone to leakage because they’re not quite as strong as nitrile or vinyl gloves. But they are resistant to oil and grease – so can provide an affordable option if you’re just looking to keep your hands clean on the job.

Nitrile Gloves

These naturally hypoallergenic gloves have been growing increasingly popular with mechanics. They’re a great alternative to the classic latex glove, which many people do develop allergies to long term. Not only will they keep your hands clean, dry and safe from any chemicals you might be using, but they’re also tear resistant, meaning they can protect your from small cuts and scratches. You’ll also be surprised to hear that they’re incredibly durable – they can resist high temperatures of up to 108°c, so they won’t melt if you’re working near a hot engine!

Latex Gloves

Disposable latex gloves are another popular choice for mechanics and car enthusiasts, as they are a very versatile glove, protecting you against a wide range of chemicals. They also come in a choice of either powdered or non powdered. This is essentially down to personal preference, but powdered gloves can be good when you’re working in the heat, as they prevent your hands getting too clammy which will enable you a much better grip when handling tools. However, if you’re wearing them for a long period of time, the powder can dry out your skin.

While latex gloves are an affordable and versatile option, it’s important to note that latex allergies are incredibly common, and can often be brought on by frequent contact with latex materials. Therefore it’s important to keep an eye on your skin, and if you experience any unusual symptoms such as burning, itching or rashes/redness on your skin, then immediately stop wearing them.

So, if you’re really looking for the best disposable gloves for mechanics, then we’d say nitrile gloves are your best option. Not only are they hypoallergenic and comfortable to wear, but they also provide the best amount of protection – from oil, grease and any chemicals, as well as protecting you from small nicks and cuts. 

If you’re ready to start protecting your hands on the job, why not start by taking a look at our affordable range of disposable nitrile gloves?

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