Seattle, WA-based Brown Bear Car Wash turns “63” on Thursday, August 27, and is celebrating by offering free “Beary Clean” car washes to customers from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 27 tunnel wash locations. Last year’s one-day event added sparkle and shine to 30,535 cars and trucks across the Puget Sound area.

The family-owned company has provided over 443,000 free “Beary Clean” washes over the past 13 years to celebrate its August “birthday” and to honor former and current service members on Veterans Day.

Brown Bear Founder and CEO Victor Odermat opened the company’s first location in 1957 at 1800 15th Ave West in Seattle. Brown Bear owns and operates 52 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.

“This has become a tradition for us, and it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the loyal customers who have supported us for over 60 years,” said Odermat. “It’s a fun and busy day as we celebrate with our customers while benefitting the environment.”