Burning Man festivalgoers return to the Bay Area with dirty cars

This car returning from Burning Man was lined up at Divisadero Touchless Car Wash in San Francisco for a wash on Monday, September 7, 2015. (KGO-TV)

The price of driving to Burning Man seems to be $100. ABC7 News was at the Divisadero Touchless Car Wash in San Francisco, where cars were lined up for the special.

It costs that much because vehicles that went to the desert festival come back really grimy.


It's not just the same. Desert ash really sticks to cars and gets in hard-to-clean places, despite efforts by festivalgoers to keep the dust out.

"We actually used industrial plastic wrapping and just ran around the car 15, 20 times to protect it a little bit," tourist Pjar Aron Saxin said.

The $100 price does not include any special treatment. The added cost is just to run the vehicle through the wash three times to get all the grime out.
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