Brown Bear Car Wash offers free washes

Brown Bear Car Wash offers free washes Thursday to celebrate its 55th anniversary

Hours for the special one-day event are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brown Bear will be giving away free "Bear Essential" car washes at all of their automated "tunnel wash" locations in the Puget Sound area.

For the past several years, Brown Bear has offered free "Bear Essentials" tunnel washes twice a year. With the annual "Free Wash Day" and Veterans Day events, 136,743 customers have received free washes over the past six years.

Vic Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle in 1957 with one location at 15th Avenue West in Seattle. Brown Bear now owns and operates car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.

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