Hi snizbatch! We can only imagine how frustrating this must be and you should definitely be able to get more use out of your Max Extract All Terrain. Under normal use, the side tank latches, seals, and clean water tank handle should hold up without giving you any issues. The great thing is, we have a replacement clean water tank handle which is available here: http://bit.ly/1PwjYJs, both latches can be found here: http://bit.ly/1TRHDX7, under the parts and accessories tab and a complete hose assembly with spray valve can be found here: http://bit.ly/1Rqv4pi. If the seals are wearing out, then this could be attributed to incorrect solution being used. We strongly suggest using only Hoover solutions or water. Using any household cleaners or solvents will corrode, cause internal damage, or leakage within the unit. If you need any other assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us or visit a local Hoover Repair Center here: http://hoover.com/locator/. Hope this helps!