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Seattle has changed a lot since 1957, and so have we.

Seattle has changed a lot since 1957, and so have we.

Our History

Victor Odermat opened the first Brown Bear Car Wash on 15th Avenue West in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood, and that location is still in operation today.

The Wash That Started It All

Back in 1957...

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower was President.
  • A car wash cost thirty-three cents.
  • Soda was ten cents.
  • And "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley was the top hit on the radio.
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Always Effective. Now Aesthetic.

Today, we still strive to offer the same eco-friendly, customer driven service that we have for over 60 years.

However, we are excited to see our wash locations continue to grow and change, in addition to becoming infinitely more aesthetically pleasing. See for yourself!

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