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Best Gloves for Automotive Work Reveals How Harbor Freight Gloves Compare

Are you spending too much on a poorly performing nitrile glove for car maintenance and repair? Here’s the latest test results after pitting several nitrile glove brands against each other including two Harbor Freight brands that will take the guesswork out of deciding which brand of gloves you should and should not be buying. Plus, why the cheapest brand tested turned out to be the best for particular repairs.


Not All Nitrile Gloves are Equal

Choosing the best nitrile glove for working on your car can be frustrating. Especially if your hands tend to sweat heavily while wearing nitrile gloves necessitating frequent glove changes, which becomes expensive after a year of wrenching.

However, another factor in how many gloves you go through is based on its overall strength. How many times have you experienced a box of gloves that tore often whenever you pulled on the wrist potion while putting on a pair? Frustrating…right?! And wasted money.

And what if you need fine motor control, only to discover that box of expensive heavy duty nitrile gloves you bought is the wrong tool for the job making working on your car frustrating because you’ve dropped and lost fasteners repeatedly (or worse yet, a nut into the intake manifold)? Again…money wasted. And time.

The point is that not all nitrile gloves are equal when it comes to the task AND THE PRICE of buying a box of gloves for working on your car.

Smart Glove Shopping

The good news is that someone has taken the time and energy to help you decide what brands not only work best for which tasks, but also reveals where your hard-earned money is best spent when deciding on glove type and brand.

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This recent glove testing was performed by the host of the Project Farm YouTube channel where a series of both physical stress tests and one chemical test were performed to show just what you are getting for the brand of glove you typically buy.

The value of this video is that it not only reveals whether you should bother with buying less expensive nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight, but also offers some sound advice on the most common mistake nitrile glove shoppers make---buying only one brand for all tasks, when having 2-3 different brands (each of which is chosen based on a repair job aspect) is a better choice and investment for your car maintenance and repair.

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That said, here is the video well worth watching in its entirety that has me rethinking my next nitrile glove purchase.

Best Gloves (Nitrile vs Latex)? Venom Steel vs Grease Monkey, Hardy, Phantom, Raven, Gloveworks

And finally…

For additional articles about car repair and maintenance, here are a few for your consideration:

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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