Mister Car Wash on Olive Drive hosted its grand opening Thursday and kicked off 11 days of complimentary car washes until Sept. 17.

Mister Car Wash announced its entry into California in March with the acquisition of Cruz Thru Car Wash, a chain of 10 car washes in Bakersfield, Palmdale and Lancaster, according to a company news release. The complimentary car washes are just at the new location, 5363 Olive Drive.

In August, as part of its Inspiring Futures program, Mister Car Wash awarded $1,000 college scholarships to two of its Bakersfield employees: Melanie Hernandez of Taft College, and Kelsey Brockman, of Cal State Bakersfield.

Mister Car Wash, headquartered in Tucson, operates 237 car washes and 34 express lubes in 21 states, it said.

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