My main reason in purchasing this was so I had a good nozzle to wash the car with and it really lives up to its name. The parts made of medal all prove to be pretty sturdy and thoroughly incased by black rubber around the edge. My main problem with most of the nozzles I've bought at hardware stores is that they tend to give a lower flow of water than the uncapped hose. On its absolute lowest pressure, this Bon-Aire gives the low-pressure/high-flow delivery of a good open hose and proves to be wonderful for getting what is known as "sheeting" of the water to happen when rinsing the car after your done washing it - this usually means less spotting. Really, the only thing I've noticed at least somewhat negatively about this nozzle is that you have to rotate it all the way left or all the way right to get to go/stop. This means it isn't instantaneous. But that's so trivial compared to ease and great features offered by this nozzle.