Brown Bear Car Wash giving out FREE car washes this Thursday, Aug. 27

Celebrating its 58th anniversary, Brown Bear Car Wash will be giving out FREE washes to cars and trucks this Thursday (Aug. 27), including at its location in Des Moines.

Hours for the special all day event are from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Des Moines branch is located at 22706 Marine View Drive South.

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For the past nine years, Family-owned 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.

For locations and hours of Brown Bear’s automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area visit

Adding to the fun and value, this Thursday 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.

Founder Vic Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle with one location at 15th Ave West in Seattle.  Brown Bear now owns and operates a total of 43 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.  

Through its parent company, Seattle-based Car Wash Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates 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.

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