Friday, July 29, 2016

Chevrolet MyLink Technology at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Technology is moving fast and your Chevy vehicle is moving with it. Take your entertainment and traveling experience to a new level with the Chevrolet MyLink technology at Graff Bay City. Our new Chevrolet MyLink page provides details on all the features offered with Chevy MyLink including phone connectivity, entertainment applications, and navigation abilities. Understanding the new vehicle technologies of today can be easy when you work with our team at Graff Bay City. Continue reading for more information on what you can enjoy with Chevrolet My Link technology.


 Chevrolet MyLink Technology at Graff Bay City

Chevrolet MyLink

Your Chevrolet MyLink is controlled through your easy-to-use touch screen display. You can access smartphones, mobile devices, and music applications. The touch screen display is also customizable, so you can make as unique as you are!

Phone Connectivity

Your phone can become one with your Chevrolet MyLink. Through USB plug-ins or Bluetooth streaming you can answer incoming calls, make outgoing calls, get text message alerts, and access mobile apps. Chevrolet MyLink is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies.

Entertainment

Chevrolet MyLink offers many entertainment options. You can enjoy personalized music applications like Pandora, or stream thousands of podcasts with Stitcher Smart Radio and Sirius XM. Your Chevrolet MyLink also offers the features you love like local AM/FM radio and CD playing abilities.

Navigation

You can have the comfort of OnStar navigation through your Chevrolet MyLink! OnStar navigation services are available 24/7 and provide turn-by-turn directions to get you where you need to be. You can also use SiriusXM Travel Link and have access to local gas prices, weather updates, and more wherever you drive!

 Chevrolet MyLink Technology at Graff Bay City

Stay up-to-speed on the new features with your Chevrolet MyLink technology at Graff Bay City. Vehicle technology evolves and so can you! Visit our new Chevrolet MyLink page on our website the get a closer look at the different ways you can have the ultimate driving experience. Enjoy the entertainment you love, stay connected in a safe hands-free way, and never get lost again when you use Chevrolet MyLink! At Graff Bay City we want our customers to be as informed as we are! For more information or to get your questions answered, you can contact our expert sales team today.

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Quick & Easy Road Trip Snacks to Pack

Quick & Easy Road Trip Snacks to PackBAY CITY, Mich. – What's the first thing your kids say when you all pile in the car for a summer road trip? "Are we there yet?" may come first but, "I'm hungry!" is probably a close second. At Graff Bay City we want to help you keep everyone's hunger and energy levels in check with these Quick & Easy Road Trip Snacks to Pack for your next vacation!

When you're prepping your car for a summer road trip, aside from making sure your vehicle itself is safe and running well, you want to make sure you are prepared to keep your passengers happy by keeping their bellies full. And when it comes to eating on the open road, there are a few key criteria for the best take-along snacks: tasty, healthy, easily fit into a cooler, won't make a mess, and can be eaten without dishes or utensils! Take a look at our recommendations and share your ideas in the comments section!

Quick & Easy Road Trip Snacks to Pack
  • Fruit
    For ultimate simplicity, you can opt for personal sized fruits like apples, bananas, pears, etc. Or throw chunks of pineapple, melon, grapes, or other small fruits into a Ziploc bag and you're ready to go!
  • Veggies
    The same goes for veggies. Just chop up your favorites for the perfect grab-and-go healthy snack. You could even bring along some hummus for dipping!
  • Packaged Snacks
    If you're looking for a road trip snack that will stay fresh a little longer, bring along your favorite healthy packaged snack. Think granola bars, crackers, cereal, trail mix, dried fruit, string cheese, etc. As it goes with packaged snacks though, just make sure to take a peek at the nutrition label first so you know what is really in your snack.
  • Sandwiches
    For something a little more filling, sandwiches and wraps are super simple to prepare ahead of time and are convenient to grab when you're feeling hungry mid-trip. Keep it simple with nut butter and whole grain bread, or mix it up with a whole grain tortilla roll up!
  • Frozen Water Bottles
    This idea is genius! Freeze some of your water bottles so they can be used as ice packs, and then as they thaw they can double as a refreshing drink for any thirsty passengers.
If you want to get a little crazy, you could even prepare your favorite healthy foods like salad or quinoa in tupperware. Just bring along some plastic utensils to enjoy them during your journey. But when it comes to easy road trip snacks, it's all about keeping in mind what your family likes and what will keep everyone's spirits up when the drive gets long. Don't forget a few napkins just in case, and of course, enjoy the ride!

What better way to enjoy the ride than with a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse? This Chevy SUV was named Kelley Blue Book's "Best Family Car of 2014". With enough seating for eight people and new 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology, your whole family will enjoy a comfortable and connected road trip. To test drive the new 2016 Chevy Traverse contact our Graff Bay City sales team today! Before you hit the road make sure to check your current vehicle's fluids and filters. Our new routine fluids page will take you through the different fluids your vehicle uses and how to properly take care of them. Our routine filters page will let you know how important filters are to your vehicle, and what will happen if they are not regularly serviced. Schedule your routine maintenance service appointment online!

If you need any help making sure your vehicle is ready for your summer road trip, stop by our Bay City Chevrolet Dealership and we can help you out! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Chevrolet Expands Truck Portfolio with Low Cab Forward Trucks

BAY CITY, Mich. – Chevrolet is ready to take on their commercial customers. As they prepare to return to the medium duty market, Chevrolet expands their truck portfolio with Low Cab Forward trucks. The new Low Cab Forward series focuses on providing customers flexibility and more functionality with their business’ transportation. They include versatile truck bed and towing capabilities, and give drivers a comfortable cabin while on the job.

Chevrolet Expands Truck Portfolio with Low Cab Forward Trucks

The new Low Cab Forward trucks offer customers the ability to get jobs done fast with their maximum utility. They are versatile and can shape to your business by offering everything from flat beds, to trailers. The trucks also provide comfortable cabin space for the businessperson on the go. The skillful cabin design makes it easy to get in and out during deliveries, and comes with convenient cabin storage, overhead shelf, and fold-down trays for a laptop/work area.

The Low Cab Forward trucks are offered in regular and crew cab styles. They offer 6.0L V-8 gas engine, a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine, and a 5.2L turbo-diesel engine. The truck’s class 3 through 5 models are also available with maximum GVWR ranges for up to 19,500 pounds. Pricing for the Low Cab Forward trucks begins at an MSRP of $40,900 for gasoline engines, and diesel engines are starting at an MSRP of $48,375. The Low Cab Forward trucks are now being shipped to commercial dealerships and will be available for any type of business.

Chevrolet Expands Truck Portfolio with Low Cab Forward Trucks

As Chevrolet expands their truck portfolio with Low Cab Forward trucks they offer a vehicle that provides the cargo-hauling capabilities and maneuverability their customers are looking for. Customers will also find the new Low Cab Forward trucks comfortable and easy to drive. You can find more information about the new truck series at www.chevrolet.com.

At Graff Bay City we want to help you with the everyday heavy-duty jobs as well! Stop in to test drive a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. You can test drive the various trim levels and experience the comfortable drive of Chevy’s heavy-duty pick up truck. You can also ask about our Silverado Max Trailering Package and get even better towing capabilities. Our team at Graff Bay City wants to get you in the heavy-duty truck you deserve, as well as make sure your current truck is running correctly and efficiently. That is why truck fluid and filter maintenance is so important. Our new routine fluid maintenance and routine filter maintenance pages provide you with information on the different kinds of fluids and filters used in your vehicle, and most importantly how to properly take care of them. If you are ready to schedule a fluid or filter service appointment contact our Service Center today!

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Fluids and Filters Maintenance at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – When it comes to routine maintenance, your vehicle’s fluids and filters are a very important part. Each fluid and filter helps your car run properly, leading to overall better performance. To keep your car, truck, SUV, or crossover running smoothly, you must make sure your fluids and filters are clean and taken care of. Our new pages on fluids and filters maintenance at Graff Bay City provides information on the different types of fluids and filters your vehicle uses. They also cover warning signs and recommended times for routine maintenance. Continue reading below for a closer look at each new routine maintenance page. If while reading these pages you realize you need auto service, you can schedule your next service appointment online at Graff Bay City!

Fluids and Filters Maintenance at Graff Bay City


Vehicle Fluids


Keeping up with routine fluid maintenance is as easy as knowing each fluid in your vehicle. On our Fluids maintenance page, we go over what these fluids are and provide tips on how and when to take care of them. This will allow you to create your own regular maintenance schedule to help you keep your car running well
  • Oil/Oil Changes – Here you will learn how oil helps your vehicle run, the recommended maintenance interval, and the different types of oil used. 
  • Brake Fluid – Read about the brake fluid’s main function and what will happen if it is not properly taken care of.
  • Coolant – Here we discuss the importance of coolant, signs you need a change, and signs you might have a leak.
  • Power Steering Fluid – Learn about the different jobs of power steering fluid and the different warning signs of when service is needed.
  • Washer Fluid – In this section we discuss the safety of washer fluid, and the various types of fluids you can buy.
  • Transmission Fluid – Read about the importance of the transmission fluid, and our recommendations of routine transmission fluid maintenance. 

Fluids and Filters Maintenance at Graff Bay City


Vehicle Filters

Your vehicle filters keep other components clean to reduce wear, and keep everything flowing smoothly. They help collect dirt and dust particles that may cause different components to rust or break. Here are some of the different vehicle filters we cover in our Routine Maintenance Filters page:
  • Transmission Filter – In this section we discuss the functions of the transmission filter and warning signs you may need an inspection or replacement.
  • Oil Filter – Learn how the oil filter helps your vehicle run properly and why routine maintenance is important.
  • Air Filter – Read about what happens if your air filter becomes clogged and how often you should inspect it.
  • Fuel Filter – Here we take you through the main purpose of the fuel filter and signs that you need it replaced. 
Keep your car, truck, SUV, or crossover running like new by taking care of fluids and filters maintenance at Graff Bay City. The fluids maintenance page and filters maintenance page on our website are there to provide knowledge and understanding of two important components to your vehicle that can easily be overlooked when you do routine maintenance. We also offer more vehicle maintenance tips on our Service FAQ page. If you have more specific questions about your vehicle’s maintenance, then contact our Graff Bay City Service Center. Our team of ASE Certified technicians is here to help you get back on the road safe and sound. Schedule your next service center appointment today and have your fluids and filters inspected, changed, or flushed!

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ways to Keep Your Animals Cool This Summer

BAY CITY, Mich. – This summer season is turning into a hot one! At Graff Bay City we not only want you and your vehicle to stay cool, but your favorite animals as well! Humans are not the only ones who can feel the effects of the summer heat. Your pets can over heat in the high temperatures from running around outside, or from being left alone in warm homes. Take a look below at some unique ways to keep your animals cool this summer season, from yummy treats to DIY crafts. Your animals will love our refreshing ideas just as much as they will love traveling in a new and cool 2016 Chevrolet Cruze from our dealership! Continue reading for creative ideas for your pet and for more vehicle information.

After being outside, your dog will love relaxing on nice cold bed. This bed is not only easy to make, but can conveniently fit in your freezer!

Ways to Keep Your Animals Cool This Summer

Your cat will love the delicious flavor and refreshing taste of these frozen treats! 

Ways to Keep Your Animals Cool This Summer

Bunnies and other small pets cool down differently than dogs. You will find that a frozen bottle to lay on will be just what they need. 

Ways to Keep Your Animals Cool This Summer

Chickens get hot outside too! Keep them occupied with these cooling and yummy treats. 

Ways to Keep Your Animals Cool This Summer

With our different ways to keep your animals cool this summer, your pets will not only be happier but they will be healthier and safer as the temperatures rise. Don’t have your car rides be hot and uncomfortable for your pet either! Stop in to Graff Bay City and hop in a new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze! You will love the latest technology features, top safety features, and the cold air conditioning will feel great for your pets. To schedule a test drive contact our sales team today.

If you are looking for ways to get your current vehicle cooler, take a look at our Summer Car Care page on our website. In our Summer Car Care we discuss the purpose of your vehicle’s cooling and A/C systems and why it is important to have them properly working during the summer season. We also cover other parts of your vehicle including your fuel system, your external lights, any cosmetic repairs you may need, and sun protection tips for your car, truck, SUV, or crossover. Get your vehicle ready to take on the heat and schedule your summer car care appointment with our service center online!

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Editions at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – You know that we have special edition Chevy trucks on our lot, but did you know we now have the Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Editions at Graff Bay City? This Chevy midsize truck comes with special features that help you get ready for your trail adventures. Currently we have in stock a laser blue 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition Extended Cab, and a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition Crew Cab. Take a look below at the fast facts and special features included in these Chevy Colorados. Then once you’re ready to get a hands-on experience with these special editions, you can stop by Graff Bay City for a test drive!


Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Editions at Graff Bay City

$41,085
Engine: 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic, HMD, 6L50
Exterior: Laser Blue
Interior: Jet Black w/Cloth/Leatherette Seat Trim


Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Editions at Graff Bay City

$43,195
Engine: 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic, HMD, 6L50
Exterior: Inferno Orange Metallic
Interior: Jet Black w/Cloth/Leatherette Seat Trim

Both Colorado Z71 Trail Boss trucks come with the special edition features including the sport bar with LED trail lighting, the black fender flares, the 17 inch Black painted wheels, and the Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems. 

Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Editions at Graff Bay City  

Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Editions at Graff Bay City

You won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to take home one of these Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Editions at Graff Bay City. Experience the customized features and get the most out of your off-road driving. These two special edition trucks will not stay on our lot for very long, so grab these from Graff Bay City while there is still time! If you are interested in other deals we have on Chevrolet’s midsize truck, then check out our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado inventory online. At Graff Bay City we want your car shopping experience to be easy and convenient, so schedule your test drive on our website today. Drive off with a new Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Special Edition from Graff Bay City and be ready to hit the trails!


Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Graff Gives Back to Waterfowlers For Warriors

Bay City, Mich. – For the month of July Graff gives back to Waterfowlers for Warriors, a non-profit organization in the Bay City area. For every vehicle sold we will donate $10 and for every service transaction we will donate $0.25 to Waterfowlers for Warriors as part of our Graff Gives Back campaign. If you are looking to buy a new Chevrolet, interested in a used vehicle, or need to make a service appointment, contact Graff Bay City today!

 Graff Gives Back to Waterfowlers For Warriors

Waterfowlers for Warriors is a non-profit organization that works to honor Veterans, wounded and fallen soldiers, and their families through various events and sponsorships. They offer many different outdoor activities that create a fun and welcoming atmosphere, all in the efforts to help improve the quality of life for families and Veterans alike.

The Waterfowlers for Warriors non-profit organization was founded by Scott and Belinda Fowler. The idea of the non-profit was sparked through their passion and commitment to honoring those who have served our Nation. Events include poker runs, organized duck hunts, and dinners.

When you purchase or service your vehicle at Graff Bay City Graff will give back to the Waterfowlers for Warriors non-profit organization. We will donate $10 to the organization for every vehicle purchased and $0.25 for every vehicle serviced. So stop in to Graff Bay City during the month of July and help our Graff Gives Back campaign as we help organizations throughout the community.

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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