Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Speed Week 2014 at Graff Bay City

Speed Week 2014 at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Where are all of our race fans? Speed Week is back at Graff Bay City for 2014! Stop by our lot August 7th, 8th, and 9th for all of the fun, entertainment, and food we have planned for our annual Speed Week!

You do not want to miss out on all of the action happening at Speed Week 2014 at Graff Bay City this August. On-site we will have the awesome Mobil 1 Car as well as cars from the Tri-City Motor Speedway. For those who really want to experience what it's like to be a race car driver, you can see for yourself with the on-site race car simulator! Plus, a bounce house and Hank's Toy Box Trailer will both be set up for the event too! And, before all the fun ends we will close it out with a car show on August 9th!

Along side all of the race car fun you'll also have the opportunity to experience all of the New Chevrolet Cars and New Chevrolet Trucks right on our lot! We hope to see you at Graff Bay City's Speed Week 2014Hank 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 29, 2014

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 take first place but, "I'm hungry!" is probably a close second. While we can't help you get to your destination any faster, we can 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, or other small fruits like grapes into a bag and you're ready to go!

Veggies
The same goes for veggies. Chop up your favorite and throw into a plastic bag. 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, pretzels, 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 are a great snack to make up before you hit the road and then everyone can share. Keep it simple with nut butter and whole grain bread, or mix it up with a 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 you near your destination they will thaw and can double as a refreshing drink for any thirsty passengers.

If you want to get a little crazy, you could even make up your favorite snacks in tupperware and 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!

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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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

IIHS Names 3 Chevrolets to Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens

IIHS Names 3 Chevrolets to Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens
BAY CITY, Mich. – A recent survey of parents by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed that many teens drive older vehicles and more than half of the parent's young drivers drove a vehicle that was a 2006 model year or earlier. You're probably thinking what's the big deal about teenagers driving used cars? Well, many of those vehicles lack the important safety features and technologies that work to keep us, and especially new drivers, safe.

Worry not! For the first time ever, the IIHS released their Recommended Used Vehicles for Teen Drivers, and included three Chevrolets! Making the IIHS' Best Choices (under $20,000) list, the Chevy Malibu, Chevy Equinox, and Chevy Traverse all earned Good ratings in the IIHS moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests; at least four out of five stars in federal government crash tests; and offer standard stability control to help avoid rollover crashes. So if your young driver is hitting the road soon and a brand new vehicle isn't realistic, check out these three Chevrolets on IIHS' List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens.

However, while a safe vehicle can help to protect your child, another important factor to remember when they get behind the wheel is behavior. A $2-million GM Foundation grant funded a recent Safe Kids Worldwide report which revealed some shocking statistics. It was found that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death to teens between the ages of 13 and 19, and of those who died, half were not wearing their seat belts!

It can be a stressful time when you child becomes old enough to drive, but with safe vehicles and great training, we can keep our teens safe! If you need help finding a vehicle that will protect your young driver, we are here to help! 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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Monday, July 21, 2014

Standard 8-Speed Transmission on 2015 Chevy Silverado

Standard 8-Speed Transmission on 2015 Chevy Silverado
BAY CITY, Mich. – Not only is it already one of the best pick-up trucks on the market, but it's getting even better because the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will offer an eight-speed automatic transmission, standard! Which means, Silverado drivers can now feel more confident behind the wheel whether they have a light or heavy load.

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado's new standard eight-speed automatic transmission, Hydra-Matic 8L90, is about the same size and weight as the six-speed automatic transmission, but will offer a better experience for drivers. With a wider, 7.0 overall gear ratio spread, drivers who are trailering or towing a heavy load can start off more confidently. Plus, the new eight-speed enables numerically lower rear axle ratios, reducing engine rpm on the highway.

Not only will the 8L90 be one of the first in any light-duty pickup when it goes into production sometime during the fourth quarter of 2014, but the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 is also the most powerful engine offered in the segment! Boasting 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, the engine can also seamlessly transition to four-cylinder operation to improve fuel economy under lighter loads.

So whatever your pickup truck needs may be, Chevrolet is there to help with a truck that fits those needs perfectly. To learn more about which model is right for you, come visit us 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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Monday, July 14, 2014

Car Love Art Show at Graff Bay City

Car Love Art Show at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – It's hard to believe that August will be here soon and while we don't want summer to go by any faster than it already is, we are excited for the return of the Graff Bay City Car Love Art Show! There's no better way to close out the summer than with a huge community and family oriented event to raise money for our Bay County Children!

The 2014 Car Love Art Show at Graff Bay City will take place on August 9th from 9am-3pm and there will be something to entertain all of your friends and family! From free food/pop, a 50/50 raffle, music, games, trivia, a model car contest, and swap meet, we have so much fun and excitement planned for this year's event! So invite your friends and family from all over to join us and help raise money for Just for Kids Foundation of Bay County!

REGISTER for the Car Love Art Show right here!

Last year, the Car Love Art Show was a great success and so much fun! We look forward to another great year, but we can only do it with your help, so we hope you will join us to support Just for Kids! 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 9, 2014

Cool City Car Show to Include Graff Bay City Vehicles

Cool City Car Show to Include Graff Bay City Vehicles

BAY CITY, Mich. – Another summer weekend is upon us in Michigan and this weekend in Bay City we will be celebrating 5 Graff vehicles at the annual Cool City Car Show to benefit the American Cancer Society!

The Cool City Car Show will kick off on Friday, July 11th, with the Cruze for a Cure, followed by the car show on Saturday, July 12th! And this year, Graff Bay City will host 5 cars at the Cool City Car Show - a brand new 2015 Tahoe, 2014 Silverado Double Cab, 2014 Impala, 2014 Equinox, and the Just for Kids Camaro! So whether your favorite car is a custom hot rod, muscle car, an old classic, or just your everyday ride, we hope you join us at Bay Lanes for a great event to support the American Cancer Society!

Last year, the Cool City Car Show raised $23,000 for the American Cancer Society so lets all come together and make that number even bigger this year! We'll see you there! 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 8, 2014

Chevrolet's #TheNewIndependence 4G LTE Wi-Fi Commercials

Chevrolet's #TheNewIndependence 4G LTE Wi-Fi Commercials
BAY CITY, Mich. – Everyone has been talking about it and now Chevrolet is finally rolling out their new in-car Wi-Fi technology! While you were busy celebrating Independence Day, the automaker was celebrating their new tech debut with the 4G of July. No, that's not a typo. To celebrate the new in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Chevrolet debuted #TheNewIndependence - a slew of new ads highlighting the feature that will keep us more connected than ever before!

And there is definitely reason to celebrate because General Motors is the first auto manufacturer to leverage the new 4G LTE technology inside vehicles! Chevrolet's #TheNewIndependence 4G LTE Wi-Fi commercials demonstrate how the feature brings with it a whole new level of connectivity - merging the physical freedom of the car with the virtual freedom of Wi-Fi.



It's a little weird to comprehend, but just think about it - you can now connect to 4G LTE Wi-Fi in equipped Chevy vehicles while you're on the road! Which means more freedom and faster surfing! If you're like us and can't wait to take advantage of this technology, come see us today and we'll get you connected! 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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