Looking for an automatic, drive-through car wash? Brown Bear Car Wash Tunnel car washes offer superior exterior cleaning that protects your car and preserves its value. We only use gentle, environmentally friendly cleaning detergents that are specially formulated for Northwest driving conditions. In fact, we use the same methods as prescribed in the owner’s manuals of leading manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Lexus and others.
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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, van, pickup or SUV.
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 one half-pound for every car washed. Going even further, we only use non-caustic, non-acidic, non-corrosive and phosphate-free washing solutions. For more information on our commitment to the environment, please click here.