Friday, September 23, 2016

Cider Mills and Orchards in the Bay Area You'll Want to Visit This Fall

BAY CITY, Mich.––It's that time of year. Yes we mean, FALL! Pumpkin products will take over, the weather will start to cool down, the leaves will begin to change, and a diet of strictly cider and donuts will be deemed acceptable. If you're anything like us, you're excited, and want to fully embrace the season. We're here to help you out. Stay tuned to our blog for all things fall: car care, decor, recipes, and more. This time we're coming to you with a list of cider mills and orchards in the Bay Area you'll want to visit this fall!


5179 S. 2 Mile Rd., Bay City, MI 48706

Cider Mills and Orchards You'll Want to Visit This Fall



6480 Davis Rd., Saginaw, MI 48604

Cider Mills and Orchards You'll Want to Visit This Fall


7475 N. River Rd., Freeland, MI 48623

Cider Mills and Orchards You'll Want to Visit This Fall


5395 Midland Rd., Freeland, MI 48623

Cider Mills and Orchards You'll Want to Visit This Fall

1727 S. Sasse Rd., Midland, MI 48640

Cider Mills and Orchards You'll Want to Visit This Fall



We want to help you celebrate fall in all the best ways. Whether it's sharing a list of cider mills and orchards in the Bay Area you'll want to visit this fall, to providing great vehicles to get to those places in, we're here for you. We especially want to help you keep your car in great shape so can be safe throughout the fall season, and be ready for the upcoming winter season! Make sure to get your car care and routine maintenance done and out of the way so you can be worry free this fall. You can schedule your service appointment online or by giving us 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.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Tahoe and Suburban Will Join the Chevrolet Special Edition Crew

BAY CITY, Mich.––Chevrolet offers a number of vehicles, ranging from very small to very large, with varying trim levels and packages that make it easy for consumers to get just the vehicle they want. As you might already know, Chevrolet offers a special edition for the Silverado, Colorado, Equinox, Trax. The Tahoe and Suburban will join the Chevrolet Special Edition crew and will be the latest vehicles offered with a special Midnight Edition package.


The Tahoe and Suburban Will Join the Chevrolet Special Edition Crew

The Tahoe and Suburban Will Join the Chevrolet Special Edition Crew


With the latest Midnight Edition package for the Tahoe and Suburban, you can drive back in black. The Midnight Editions look as the name implies with a black exterior, special black features like the bowtie and wheels, and will offer some features the regular trim levels don't. The Suburban and Tahoe will be offered in the Z1 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package.

The Z71 Midnight package (first Tahoe picture above) will include:
-Off-road suspension
-Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires
-Off-road tubular assist steps
-Tow hooks
-Skid plates
-Special floor mats
-Hill descent control
-High capacity air cleaner
-18" black-painted Z71 exclusive wheels
-roof rack cross rails

The LT Midnight package (second Tahoe picture above) will include:
-20" black wheels
-All-season tires
-Roof rack cross rails
-Black assist steps
-All exclusive LT features

“Our SUV customers have shown a considerable appetite for specialty vehicles,” said Mike Weidman, marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. “The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SUVs.”
These 2017 models in the Midnight Edition will be available late 2016 and will include all the latest technology features, like Chevrolet MyLink and Teen Driver. These SUVs are great candidates for getting the special edition treatment, thanks to their rich history and success. In fact, the Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history (since 1935), and the Tahoe is America's best selling full-size SUV! Not to mention sales have been up significantly year-over for both of these SUVs. The Suburban is up 30% in sales from 2015, while the Tahoe is up 18%.

So if you're looking for a SUV with features that'll blow you out of the water, backed by the reliability of Chevrolet, the Tahoe and Suburban are vehicles you'll want to check out. The Tahoe and Suburban will join the Chevrolet Special Edition crew and will be blacked-out in the Midnight Editions. We specialize in finding you the right vehicle, so let us know what you're looking for in your next SUV and we'd be happy to help you find it. If the Midnight Edition is your style, but you can't wait to test one out, stop by for a test drive to get a feel for Chevrolet's best SUVs. We can always order the specific vehicle you want.


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.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Finding a great family car can be hard sometimes, but not with a Chevrolet. We have plenty of great Chevrolet SUVs that'll seat your entire crew, including other makes like Jeep, Dodge, Lincoln, and more that fit 8 people at Graff Bay City. Especially with Chevrolet vehicles you can find plenty of technology features that will keep your family entertained like built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The most important features that the Chevrolets have are their safety features, because keeping your family safe is the number one priority. Check out our suggestions for cars that can fit up to 8 people at Graff Bay City below.



Tahoe drivers get the best-in class fuel economy of 23 MPG. Moms and dads will be happy to know that this is the quietest Tahoe ever, so your little one sleeping in the back won’t wakeup to any outside disruptions. Inside the cabin you’ll have 94.7-cubic ft. of cargo space.

Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City
Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City


The Suburban will fit everyone and all their suitcases with the 121.1-cubic ft. of space. Drivers will be happy to know that the Suburban also offers 23 MPG. Plus you can take the boat or camper with you with the capability to tow up 8,300-lbs.

Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City
Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City


Moms you will go crazy for the Traverse and it’s 5-star safety rating! Enjoy a spacious cabin of 116.3-cubic ft. where everyone will be able to claim their space. Plus, the whole family will love the tri-zone climate control on long road trips.

Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City
Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City

  
If you’re looking to purchase a pre-owned vehicle instead, we have plenty you can choose from that will fit 8 people including vehicles from Ford, Jeep, Dodge, Lincoln, Chrysler and more. To fit 8 people, you'll need to check out the SUV's and Minivans category. You can check out our used inventory online anytime, and anywhere with our mobile site. Or you can stop by our dealership and talk to a sale representative, we’re always happy to help!

Cars That Can Fit 8 People at Graff Bay City


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.


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Monday, September 12, 2016

National Milkshake Day Recipes You Can Enjoy Anytime

BAY CITY, Mich.––Today is a "holiday" for those with a sweet tooth. Today is National Milkshake Day! While you might want an excuse like a holiday to enjoy a milkshake, we believe you should enjoy a milkshake whenever your heart desires, within an otherwise balanced and healthy diet, of course. We're here to help you treat yourself with these National Milkshake Day recipes you can enjoy anytime.

Caramel Milkshake

National Milkshake Day Recipes You Can Enjoy Anytime


Red Velvet Milkshake

National Milkshake Day Recipes You Can Enjoy Anytime

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake

National Milkshake Day Recipes You Can Enjoy Anytime


Circus Animal Cookie Milkshake

National Milkshake Day Recipes You Can Enjoy Anytime

Cheesecake Milkshake

National Milkshake Day Recipes You Can Enjoy Anytime

Honey Nut Cheerios Milkshake

National Milkshake Day Recipes You Can Enjoy Anytime

Whether you're feeling sweet like honey, or smooth like red velvet, we hope you take time to sip one of these National Milkshake Day recipes you can enjoy anytime. Even though we encourage enjoying yourself with treats like milkshakes, we encourage a healthy diet and exercise to balance it all out; think of it as routine maintenance for your body. Just like your body, your car requires routine maintenance, too! Feel free to use our personal health guide for yourself, and our routine maintenance, service FAQs, and seasonal maintenance pages for your car for a well-running car, and a healthy body. 

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, September 6, 2016

Tips to Keep Your Carpool Safe This School Year

BAY CITY, Mich.––It's easy for safety checks to get lost in the mix of homework, new school schedules, sports, errands, and everything else that comes along with the season. However easy safety checks go missing, they're one of the most important things to do at the beginning of the school year, especially if you'll be partaking in a carpool. Not only are you, as a driver, responsible for your own students, but others as well. Follow our tips to keep your carpool safe this school year, and don't hesitate to ask us at Graff Bay City for help.

Tips to Keep Your Carpool Safe This School Year


1. Have your brakes inspected at your next oil change

Your brakes are one of the most important safety components, so having them checked at your next oil change at Graff Bay City will ensure you have the stopping power needed in any situation. Some signs you can look out for if your brakes need service include: a squealing noise when applying brakes, soft or spongy feeling brakes, shaky steering wheel when stopping, and a visibly worn brake pad.



2. Put on new wiper blades and top off your washer fluid

You can do this step right at home with store bought wipers and washer fluid, but we can take care of it at your next oil change if that's more convenient for you! With new wiper blades and a full washer fluid tank, you'll be prepared for any type of weather or dirt that hits your windshield Remember, your wiper blades and washer fluid are there to help you see clearly and can save your life in some emergency situations where visibility is down.


3. Check your tires for damage and inflate them to the recommended level

Doing a basic check for visible damage, like bulging or uneven tread wear, on your tires is a great first step to safe tires. Take it a step further and make sure you have properly inflated tires. You can find the suggested PSI for your tires in your owner's manual or on the sticker on the inside of your driver's side door. Check the PSI level of your tires while they're cold, and adjust as needed. This will help with your vehicle's efficiency and reduce the risk of a popped tire.



4. Have your oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles

As simple as this may sound, having your oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles will help your car run its best and eliminate the risk of an overheated engine. Dirty or old oil that has broken down can cause your engine's parts to wear prematurely and can potentially cause your engine to overheat, which can lead to expensive repairs down the road.



5. Check all your external lights and their function

This check takes two people to complete, but it takes less than 5 minutes. Run through each light individually by having one person sit in the car turning the lights on and off, and the other checking the exterior as the lights go on and off. Make a mark of anything that isn't functioning correctly. Your lights are important because they allow other drivers and pedestrians to see you, and are especially important on foggy, rainy, or snowy days.


Use these tips to keep your carpool safe this school year, and to keep your car running smoothly! The routine maintenance pages on our website are there to provide knowledge and understanding of important components on your vehicle. 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 and your carpool group get back on the road safe and sound. Schedule your next service center appointment today and have your carpool vehicle inspected.

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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2017 Chevy Colorado Will Be Offered with a New V6 and 8-Speed Automatic Engine


2017 Chevy Colorado Will Be Offered In a New V6 and 8-Speed Automatic

BAY CITY, Mich.––At Graff Bay City, we're always excited to announce new Chevrolet offerings that'll allow you to get more out of your vehicle. This time it's an improvement to the midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup. This truck was first introduced into the market in 2015, but is headed further with a new engine offering. Chevrolet hopes to sell more than 160,000 Colorados in the first two years on the market to boost the popularity of the midsize pickup segment. Because of Chevrolet's goals, the 2017 Chevy Colorado will be offered with a new V6 and 8-speed automatic engine.

If you want more performance in your truck, then the 2017 Colorado is what you'll want to drive. It has been calibrated to increase performance and assist in minimizing fuel economy, which is the best of both worlds. The V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission is a combination that is unprecedented in the midsize segment. Not to mention, the Chevrolet Colorado is already the most fuel efficient truck on the market achieving up to 31 mpg highway with the available diesel engine.

The most noticeable improvements will be found in everyday driving situations. Drivers of the 2017 Chevy Colorado will notice more pep in their truck's step when accelerating, and will enjoy the trailer towing confidence, even in a steep hill situation. This is all thanks to the improvement in variable valve timing, direct injection, and Active Fuel Management. Drivers will be able to achieve 308 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 275 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The 2017 Chevy Colorado will be offered with a new V6 and 8-speed automatic engine to make better performance more readily available in a smaller package. Whether you're looking for a full-size or midsize pickup, we'd be happy to help you find what you need at Graff Bay City! We'll make sure you get the towing power you need with a max payload to fit your work needs or lifestyle. The 2017 Colorado won't hit dealerships until the fourth quarter of this year, but you can get a taste for all it has to offer by checking out the 2016 models which include Chevy's most advanced infotainment, Chevrolet MyLink. If you already own or lease the truck of your dreams, and want to keep it running smoothly, we can help with comprehensive and friendly auto service.

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, September 2, 2016

Graff Gives Back to the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival

BAY CITY, Mich. – This September, Graff Chevrolet Bay City is working with another great organization in our community. This month we are helping the arts, as Graff gives back to the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival. For every vehicle we sell we will donate $10 to the organization, and for every vehicle we work on in our Service Center, we will donate $0.25! Our Graff Gives Back campaign works with local organizations and members of our wonderful community to help make Bay City a better place.

Graff Gives Back to the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival

Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival is a weekend long festival hosted on Bay City’s riverfront. They showcase several indie music bands and show independent films. Their goal is to bring filmmakers, music lovers, and movies goers together for a fun filled weekend. They reward participating films with awards and prizes, and after 10 years of the Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival, they have featured many famous recording artists and actors. They work with local Bay City organizations and host events in different venues throughout Bay City.

When you stop in to Graff Bay City for the month of September you can help Graff give back to the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival! We will donate $10 for every vehicle we sell off the lot, and $0.25 for every car, truck, SUV, or crossover that comes through our Service Center! So visit Graff Bay City this month and help Graff give back to the community! If you are interested in buying or leasing a new vehicle you can visit our inventory online or contact one of our expert staff. Is your vehicle ready for a tune up? Schedule your next service appointment online and let our ASE Certified technicians get you back on the road safe.

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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