Self-Serve Car Washes | Brown Bear Car Wash

Do it Yourself. Save the Environment.

Do it Yourself.  Save the Environment.

Self-Serve Car Washes

Self-Serve Car Washes allow you to clean your car exterior yourself with powerful and well-maintained equipment.

Self-Serve locations are open 24-hours and are extremely cost-effective.

Self-Serve Car Washing

At each Brown Bear Self-Serve Car Wash location throughout Washington, you’ll find clean, well-kept facilities and an unrivaled commitment to customer service.

We only use gentle cleaning solutions that are specially formulated for Northwest driving conditions, and just like our Tunnel Car Washes and Touchless Car Washes, we stand behind the safety of our washes with equipment that is consistently maintained by our own fleet of trained service technicians.

Various cleaning products (towels, glass wipes, etc.) are available for purchase at on-site vending machines.

Your Wash, Your Way

See available Self-Serve washing options below:

Low-Pressure Pre-Soak

Loosen tough dirt and grime!

Warm, High-Pressure Soap

Use suds to get that dirt loose!

Foaming Brush

Scrub that gunk away with ease!

High-Pressure Rinse

Clean off the soap and dirt!

Tri-Color Foam Conditioner

Make it shine!

EnviroPlate Clear Coat Protectant

Protect your paint job!

At Self-Serve locations, you only pay for the time it takes to wash your car.

Here's how to pay by card at our Self-Serves:

  1. Swipe card. Colored line means:
    Blue - Verfying card
    Green - Card accepted
    Red - Card not read or declined
    Multi - Ready to swipe
  2. First Swipe = $3 charge.
    Timer will credit 5 minutes.
  3. Push and release flashing green button to add 25 seconds for $0.25 per push.

Pay by phone with PayRange

The PayRange app can be used to pay for Self-Serve Car Washes, Vacuums, and Vending.

Four words: Nice, clean, quick and friendly. Find out for yourself. There is space for almost any type of vehicle. They allow you to take your time and don't rush you out like other places.
Joseph A.

What it's like to use a Self-Serve Car Wash

Learn about the Self-Serve Car Wash experience at Brown Bear.

Need a receipt?

For receipt, go to no sooner than 2 hours after use.

*For up to 72 hours, your account will hold $10 in escrow that will get corrected when your bank finalizes today's transaction(s).

Better for your car. Better for the environment.

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Commercial car washing is better for the earth than at-home washing

Many corrosive and toxic substances get deposited on streets and highways and end up on cars. When vehicles are washed in a driveway, alley, or parking lot, those contaminants are often swept straight into storm drains. Unfortunately, storm drains are not part of the wastewater system, and whatever enters them from city streets empties directly into the nearest body of water.

Brown Bear Car Wash protects the environment by capturing heavy metals, petroleum products and soap washed off cars before discharging the wastewater into the sewer system for more treatment. This year, we will pay to safely dispose of more than 500 tons of toxic "sludge"—almost 5 ounces for every car washed. Going even further, we only use non-caustic, non-acidic, non-corrosive and phosphate-free washing solutions.

Commercial car washing is great for your vehicle’s life span.

Scientific studies have shown that rags and sponges used in at-home washing inevitably become impregnated with tiny particles of grit that can scratch vehicle surfaces. What's more, due to inadequate water pressure, most garden hoses leave soap residue that can "bake" into the finish and work their way into the paint for days afterward.

Brown Bear Car Wash uses washing methods and materials that are consistent with the recommendations contained in the Owner's Manuals of leading domestic and foreign auto manufacturers. Why do manufacturers recommend these methods? Because they have proven effective at preserving the finish—and resale value—of your car, truck, van, or SUV.

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