Brown Bear Car Wash is set to add sparkle and shine to thousands of cars and trucks Thursday, August 27 as the Seattle-based, family-owned company offers free washes to celebrate its 58th anniversary. Hours for the special one-day event are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Brown Bear will be offering free “Beary Clean” car washes at 21 of their automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area. For the past nine years, Brown Bear has offered free “Beary Clean” tunnel washes twice a year. Last year’s anniversary event generated 26,437 free washes, bringing the combined total of complimentary anniversary and free Veterans Day washes to over 225,000.
Adding to the fun and value, on August 27 only, one lucky customer will be selected to receive free car washes for a year: an annual membership to Brown Bear’s Unlimited Wash Club. Enter to win by taking a photo of your newly washed vehicle and posting it on Twitter (@brownbear) or Instagram (@brownbearcarwash) with the hashtag #FreeCarWashDay.
For locations and hours of Brown Bear’s automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area, please visit www.brownbear.com.
“We blend hard work, pride and a lot of fun into an event that benefits our customers and the environment. It’s a fitting way to say ‘thank you’ to our customers who have supported us over the past 58 years,” said Brown Bear founder and owner Vic Odermat.
Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle with one location at 15th Ave West in Seattle. Brown Bear now owns and operates car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.
The family-owned company, through its parent company, Car Wash Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates a total of 43 car wash facilities in Washington State as well as a large network of gas stations and convenience stores. It is one of the largest privately held car wash chains in the U.S. and is widely recognized within the industry as being a leader in the environmental movement.