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.
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.
Most of our Self-Serve Car Washes are just $1.00 to start, and various cleaning products (towels, glass wipes, etc.) are available for purchase at on-site vending machines.
At Self-Serve locations, you only pay for the time it takes you to wash your car. See available options below.
Loosen tough dirt and grime
Use suds to get that dirt loose
Scrub that gunk away with ease
Clean off the soap and dirt
Make it shine
Protect your paint job
Learn about the Self-Serve Car Wash experience at Brown Bear.
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.
*If you have a $10 charge pending on your account after using one of our Self-Serve locations, it is an Authorization Charge from your financial institution, not us. The correct amount should post to your account, not the $10. If you have any questions about the pending Authorization Charge, please contact your financial institution.
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.
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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