Eco-friendly detergents are formulated specifically for our region
Our specially formulated, environmentally friendly, non-caustic cleaning solutions will get your car sparkling clean, not to mention they are biodegradable and contain no phosphates or caustic solutions. And our car wash equipment delivers the water pressure necessary to rinse away detergent film.
Automakers recommend against hand washing
Sponges and rags can easily collect and retain tiny bits of abrasive particles. Accordingly, hand washing can be like taking fine sandpaper to your car's paint. Plus, your garden hose may not produce the volume of water or the pressure needed to rinse away detergents completely. At Brown Bear we use the same methods prescribed in the owner's manuals of leading auto manufactures including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Chrysler and others.
Safely Disposing of Sludge
When you wash your car in your driveway the run off can end up in the storm drain system, where it receives no treatment at all. If this occurs, what comes off your car can end up in local waterways like Lake Washington or Puget Sound. When you wash your car at Brown Bear, we'll safely dispose of the run off for you!
We use less water
Commercial car washing is the "greenest" way to wash your car. Our fine-tuned car wash machinery and pumps are calibrated to deliver the best car wash using the least water. We are constantly improving our car washes, and have recently upgraded our water reclaimation systems to use less and recycle even more water!
We are a proud member of the ICA WaterSavers!
The WaterSavers® program recognizes professional car washes for water conservation and environmental protection, and is committed to educating consumers about the car wash industry’s environmentally responsible business practices.
A large percentage of our water is filtered and resued in subsequent washes. This means we use less water overall, and since it's cleaned before it touches your car, you get the same great clean!
Through our innovative techniques, we use an average of no more than 25 gallons of fresh water per car (WaterSavers® benchmark is 40 gallons or less per car).