Those working as a mechanic or in automotive industries are frequently faced with a wide variety of hazards in the workplace, from sharp edges and tools to harmful chemicals and substances. Disposable gloves are a must and luckily, GloveNation has all the industrial gloves needed to stand up to any automotive industry need.
Working with Sharp Objects and Tools
Mechanics are frequently working with screwdrivers, wrenches, and other tools and equipment that could easily puncture gloves and cause injury. Our Glove Chemical Resistance Chart breaks down which gloves are more durable and puncture resistant. Latex gloves offer “good” resistant to punctures, vinyl “poor”, and nitrile “excellent”, making nitrile gloves the ideal choice.
Resistance to Chemicals and Substances
Workers in the automotive industry are frequently exposed to a variety of car fluids and substances that can cause harm to skin and other side effects if handled bare handed. Fluids such as gasoline and brake fluid and other transmission fluids are among the most common.
Latex gloves offer “poor” resistance to gasoline, vinyl “fair”, and nitrile “excellent”. Both latex and vinyl offer “fair” resistance to brake fluids, while nitrile offers “excellent” resistance.
In general, latex gloves offer “poor”, vinyl “good”, and nitrile “excellent” resistance to automotive chemicals.
Gloves that allow for comfort and ease performing intricate tasks are ideal in the automotive industry as workers are frequently required to use small tools to complete tasks. Latex Edge gloves allow for a convenient grip when using tools to make intricate tasks a breeze.
Nitrile Black Rhino gloves are also ideal for industrial or automotive industries due to their convenient design. Their puncture resistant design makes them ideal for use with sharp tools and objects, making them an ideal choice for mechanics.
Powdered vs. Powder-Free
Powder-free gloves are recommended and are the more popular option in the automotive industry. Donning powder that is used in powdered gloves can harm vehicle paint or the seal on windshields making them an inconvenient option. Latex allergies from the powder in workplaces are also a concern due to some user’s allergies and sensitivities to latex.