Grippaz Nitrile Gloves £5.80 (Box of 10)
Wearing gloves while working on your car saves you from lengthy handwashing sessions – and prevents you from accidentally ingesting oil, fuel or dirt.
Grippaz are three times thicker than standard gloves and noticeably sturdier, so they’re much less prone to fatigue tears and should therefore last longer. They also have improved grip, particularly on damp surfaces, thanks to their textured finish. That said, they’re still just as awkward to re-use as regular disposables.
A worthwhile expense for long, multi-hour wrenching sessions, but perhaps not for short, five-minute fixes. Charlie Calderwood