Friday, May 29, 2015

The ’16 Cruze Will Be Unveiled In Detroit On June 24th



BAY CITY, Mich. – After years of waiting its turn to return to the compact-car segment, Chevrolet FINALLY broke through with the first-generation Chevy Cruze. The Cruze is a truly formidable player in the compact-car game and in all honesty, the Cruze plays the game extremely well! However, the Cruze is in need of a re-do, a cosmetic tinkering, if you will and we now finally have a date from Chevrolet.

Chevy has announced the ’16 Cruze will be unveiled in Detroit on June 24th. The 2016 Cruze unveiling rounds out what Chevrolet has called its 2015 mantra, “Five in’15”. Other releases include the ’16 Volt, ’16 Malibu, ’16 Spark and obviously, the ’16 Camaro.  By releasing these five new models, Chevy is keeping its current lineup at nearly 85% new, reserving the truck remodels for a later refresh date.

The 2016 Cruze is coming stock piled with new features including a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with seven cogs being a segment first for a DCT system. The 2016 Cruze will also feature and have full support for Apple’s CarPlay system and the Android Auto, which you can read about here.

We will constantly be updating our blog and social media closer to the June 24th reveal of the 2016 Cruze, so keep your eyes peeled! If you would like more information about the 2016 Cruze, or would like to take any of our current Cruze inventory out for a test drive, stop by or give us a call! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.



Thursday, May 28, 2015

General Motors Has A Secret Weapon Against Texting And Driving

General Motors Has A Secret Weapon Against Texting And Driving

BAY CITY, Mich. – In the ongoing battle against distracted driving, General Motors has secret weapon against texting and driving: CarPlay. Consumers all over the country have continually taken their eyes of the road to text, stream music or to look at their GPS, and have caused both minor and major accident while doing do. T0 curb this, GM believes they have found a cure, and that cure is increased mobile phone integration with its vehicles with help from two major players from the infamous Silicon Valley: Google and Apple.

Fourteen selected 2016 Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2016 Cruze, 2016 Camaro, 2016 Volt and 2016 Malibu, will enjoy this new technology function. Both Apple and Android systems will be compatible, however the Android model is still in testing and might not be available for sometime after Apple’s software. Both systems offer different apps, based on their own specific operating systems and user preferences.

The Android Auto system is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify and even podcast players. Apple CarPlay however takes select iPhone features and puts them on the MyLink display that’s much simpler to read and access. This allows the driver to send texts, make calls and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri.

We are so excited to see this new and innovative technology infused into the 2016 Chevrolet lineup! For more information on any of the 2016 models listed, stop by or give us a call! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling Safety Tips

BAY CITY, Mich. - With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, summer seems to have FINALLY started, even though it's been a bit chilly recently. Many people across the country will celebrate this holiday with parades, festivals, fairs and spending time with the family which usually involves some sort of BBQ. To ensure everyone at the family BBQ has an AMAZING time, check out these grilling safety tips!

  • If you are using a charcoal grill, keep charcoal fluid away from heat sources and out of reach of pets and children. 
  • Both propane and charcoal BBQ grills should ONLY BE USED OUTDOORS. Trust us, don't bring the grills inside. 
  • Make sure the grill is away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. The fireworks you want at your family BBQ are the ones you watch under the stars, not around your grill. 
  • Make sure to keep your grill clean and free from grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill. 
  • NEVER leave the grill unattended to. 
  • If you are using a propane grill, check the gas tank hose for leaks before the first grill of the season. 
  • If you smell gas while cooking, move away from the grill and call the local fire department immediately, don't try moving the grill. 

According to the NFPA, the National Fire Protection Association, May is the second highest month for grilling accidents. Each year an average of 8,800 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to 50% of injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. By following these simple, grilling safety tips your family can have a relax-full weekend! Do you have any grilling tips you would to share, post them on our Facebook wall or on Twitter using #grillsafebaycity . Visit your Bridgeport Area Chevy Dealership today for all of the one-of-a-kind deals! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.










Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Meet The 2016 Sixth-Generation Chevy Camaro

Meet The 2016 Sixth-Generation Chevy Camaro

BAY CITY, Mich. – Get ready to meet the 2016 sixth-generation Chevy Camaro! General Motors looks like it has outfitted its new, 2016 sixth-generation Camaro to continue the epic battle between it and the Ford Mustang. A slightly smaller Camaro made its world reveal this past Saturday on Detroit's Belle Isle in front of 1000 fans, press and auto-insiders. The car looks like a fitter car than the one it's replacing yet retains the signature style with a 200 pound weight loss.

The new entry-level engine is now a 275-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, which is the first ever for a Camaro. GM states that while the new Camaro is extremely powerful it will be good for over 30 mpg and a 0-60 mph in less than six seconds. The high performance Camaro SS is outfitted with a version of the same 6.2-liter V8 that debuted with the Corvette Stingray, which will push out 444-hp and 444lb-ft of torque. All engines come in either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

Both the V6 and V8 engines options will also be offered with exhausts that can bypass the mufflers during quick acceleration to amp up the volume. Chevy didn't limit the upgrades to just the exterior however, the interior cabin is also completely updated.  The automaker has been scrutinized in the past on the Camaro's interior but for the sixth-gen model includes higher-quality materials, an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, and LED accent lighting with over 20 colors and a "car show" mode that cycles through all of the colors while the vehicle is in park.

Are you ready to meet the 2016 sixth-generation Chevy Camaro? Well, you'll have to wait a few months unfortunately because the new muscle car won't roll into dealers until later this fall. If you would like more information on this exciting new Camaro, or would like to test-drive any of our 2015 models stop by and visit! Visit your Clio Area Chevy Dealership today for all of the one-of-a-kind deals! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.



Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 Chevy Sonic Receives The IIHS Top Safety Pick

2015 Chevy Sonic Receives The IIHS Top Safety Pick


BAY CITY, Mich. –The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic just received the coveted title of 2015 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)! The 2015 Chevy Spark joins others in Chevy's lineup, including the Spark, Volt, Equinox, Trax and the 2015 Malibu in receiving top honors from IIHS this year.

The 2015 Chevy Sonic receives the IIHS Top Safety Pick at a time when safety is quickly becoming the deciding factor in car leases and purchases, especially with younger buyers. The Chevy Sonic features 10 standard airbags, which include knee air bags for the driver and front seat passenger. The 2015 Sonic has a robust body assembly, which is designed to actually absorb the energy in the event of a severe crash and develop a safety cage that encompasses its passengers. Over 50% of the Spark's body is made up of advanced steel. GM believes that the 2015 Sonic will deliver the most upgraded protection among small cars in case of different crashes.

The 2015 Sonic also features two updated safety features to help avoid potential crashes. The first is the Forward Collision Alert and the next is the Lane Departure Warning, which helps drivers to avoid crashed due to merging out of the lane. The Forward Collision Alert alerts the driver if the vehicle in front comes to close.

GM's Chevy brand is still one of the world's largest, and most successful car brands. The 2015 Chevy Sonic receives the IIHS Top Safety Pick, and the awards surely will keep coming for this amazingly efficient and safe vehicle! If you would like to get more information on this award-winning vehicle, or would like to see our inventory of 2015 Sonics, stop by!  Visit your Clio Area Chevy Dealership today for all of the one-of-a-kind deals! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lease Pull Ahead Offer

Lease Pull Ahead Offer


BAY CITY, Mich. – Are you struggling to get OUT of your current lease? Well we can help! If you are ready for a new vehicle, than take advantage of our current Lease Pull Ahead offer and get out of your current lease up to 8 MONTHS EARLY! Say what? Yeah, 8 months early! Feel like trying the IIHS Top Safety Pick 2015 Chevy Malibu? We will do our best to get you out of your current lease, and into that new Malibu.* 

 You no longer have to wait to get yourself behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle! Just answer some questions for us, and one of our helpful and knowledgeable lease specialists will contact you. At our Caro Area Chevy Dealership, our lease pull ahead specialists will help in any way that they can to get the best deal for you, and to get you out of that lease. Take advantage of this AMAZING Lease Pull Ahead offer

If you’re looking for Chevy cars or trucks near Caro, MI, stop by your local Caro area Chevrolet dealerHank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.