Seattle, WA-based Brown Bear Car Wash celebrated its 59th anniversary on August 25 with 29,673 free washes at 22 tunnel wash locations across the Puget Sound area. The total surpasses the previous one-day record of 26,437 set in 2015.

Over the past 10 years the family-owned company has provided nearly 280,000 free “Beary Clean” washes to celebrate its August “birthday” and to honor former and current service members on Veterans Day.

“It’s a big day for us, and a great way to say ‘thank you’ to our customers,” said Brown Bear founder and CEO Victor Odermat, who opened the company’s first location in 1957 at 15th Ave West in Seattle. Brown Bear now owns and operates a total of 44 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.

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