Brown Bear Car Wash will add sparkle and shine to thousands of cars and trucks August 21 as the Seattle-based, family-owned company offers free washes to celebrate its 57th anniversary.

Brown Bear will be giving away free “Bear Essential” car washes at 21 of its automated tunnel-wash locations in the Puget Sound area. Over the past eight years Brown Bear has provided more than 200,000 free washes on the company’s anniversary and on Veterans Day. Last year’s anniversary event, alone, generated 27,223 complimentary washes.

“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 57 years,” said Brown Bear founder and owner Vic Odermat.

The family-owned company, through its parent company, Car Wash Enterprises Inc., owns and operates a total of 41 car wash facilities in Washington State as well as a large network of gas stations and convenience stores.