SEATTLE — Brown Bear Car Washes here will offer customers 12 hours of free washing to mark 55 years in business, NACS Online reported.

The Aug. 22 story stated that the automated tunnel washes in the Puget Sound area will have free “Bear Essential” washes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Thursday.

“We blend hard work, pride and a lot of fun into an event that benefits our customers and the environment,” Vic Odermat, Brown Bear’s founder and owner, said in the story. “It’s a fitting way to say ‘thank you’ to our customers who have supported us over the years.”

Brown Bear currently owns and operates 41 carwashes in Washington. They also operate gas stations and c-stores.