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Free car washes at Brown Bear Car Wash today

Posted by Meghan Walker on August 23rd, 2012

Today, Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates its 55th anniversary with free car washes. The Seattle-based, family-owned company will start the free car automated “tunnel washes” at 8 a.m. and will offer the washes until 8 p.m. Locations in and near Ballard are 5111 15th Ave NW and 3977 Leary Way NW.

Photo from a previous year’s free car wash

The company has washed over 130,000 cars during their annual free car wash days over the past six years. “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 years,” said Brown Bear founder and owner Vic Odermat in a press release. Odermat started Brown Bear in the city in 1957 on 15th Ave W. Now, they have car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.

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