I’m not sure if the Hose End Safeguard (HES) is the solution to a problem I never had or a cheap way to make sure I never have the problem. WenDan Enterprises claims the HES will save you money in the long run by protecting your stuff from scratches and saving you from having to replace the hose end.
The HES slips over the male end of the hose and protects the threads. It also keeps the hose end from damaging your car, windows, or other property. When you need to connect something to your hose you flip the cover back to expose the threads. You can then flip the cover up again and it’ll direct any leaks from the coupling away from you.
You’ll pay $1.50 for one Hose End Safeguard, plus a little over a buck for shipping. If it can just keep the dirt out of the threads it might be worth it.
Hose End Safeguard [WenDan Enterprises]