Seattle, WA-based Brown Bear Car Wash celebrated its 61st anniversary August 23 with a record-breaking 32,789 free washes at 26 tunnel wash locations across the Puget Sound area. The total surpasses the previous one-day record of 30,853 set in 2017.

Over the past 12 years the family-owned company has provided over 350,000 free “Beary Clean” washes to celebrate its August “birthday” and to honor former and current service members on Veterans Day.

“It’s was our biggest ‘Free Car Wash Day’ yet, and an appropriate a way to say ‘thank you’ to our customers,” said Brown Bear founder and CEO Victor Odermat. Brown Bear owns and operates a total of 48 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.