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Elephant Car Wash

  • 2501 Pacific Ave
  • Tacoma, WA 98402-
  • (253) 572-3491

The best full service car wash for over 50 years.

For more than 50 years Elephant Car Wash has provided the Puget Sound with the best car wash money can buy! We take great pride in meeting your car care needs. We continue to be voted "The Best Car Wash” by you, our customers.

The first Elephant Car Wash was opened in 1951 on Fourth Avenue and Lander Street in downtown Seattle. This elephant was the first "automatic" car wash - while most car washes relied entirely on plastic bristle brushes and human labor, original Elephant owners Archie, Dean and Eldon Anderson invented hands-free machines that cleaned cars more safely and reliably. A second location opened in 1956 on Battery Street in the heart of downtown Seattle, another in 1963 in Tacoma, and five more Puget Sound locations (Federal Way, Bellevue, Auburn, Puyallup and Burien) in the years to follow as Elephant's reputation for quality service spread and grew. Elephant car washes now exist in Eastern Washington, Arkansas and California.