You may not believe it, but even during the summer months your Mercedes could undergo conditions that may affect the short and long term performance of your vehicle. Weather at any extreme can be harmful to your ride. A few simple steps can be taken to improve and eliminate the likelihood that your car will be damaged by extreme weather conditions. Step 1: Tint your windows! Tinting your windows by even 50% can dramatically reduce the suns UV rays from beating down on your leather interior, which in turn will reduce the rate at which the interior of your car ages.Some Mercedes may already be tinted to some extent. Make sure you consult with an auto pro before making a decision. (Note: Always make sure the tinting of your vehicle is compliant with local jurisdiction.) Step 2: Rinse the Rain! A common misconception is that when it rains your Mercedes is getting a "free car wash". That could not be further from the truth. Most rain has some level of acidic composition. Rinsing your car after it has been sitting outside in the rain all day is a good way to make sure there is no acidic residue that could be harmful to your car's exterior. (Tip: Try to use a spot free rinse and dont forget to soft towel dry) Step 3: Wax on Wax off! One of the most important and most underutilized tools in auto upkeep today is not waxing a vehicle. Waxing has a myriad of beneficial attributes that contribute to the cosmetic longevity of your Mercedes-Benz. By applying and removing wax in the correct manner you make your car less susceptible to scratches and nicks, as well as UV rays from the sun that could cause paint distortion and discoloration. (Fact: Waxing your car will also decrease the rate at which your car retains dust and gets dirty) So there you have it, 3 easy steps to keep your Mercedes-Benz looking brand spanking new even in the desert heat of Las Vegas!