My old glide was on the verge of failing completely due to wear, and I thought, this expense of replacing with a new is a necessary evil. Well, its not because of how much a difference a new glide makes! Not only does it refresh the look of a wand, but cleaning is now much more effortless, and water recovery and dry times have improved. Also, the glide has a nice tight fit. The old glide kept falling off. I wish I had done this sooner. Also, Green glides makes an excellent product.