Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6 Tips to Avoid Getting the Flu in 2018

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Every year, around the country, the millions of Americans get sick with the flu. If that doesn't sound serious, consider that of those millions, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized due to the flu, and tens of thousands die from the illness. The flu is especially bad this year as well, putting more people than normal out of commission each coming week during the winter months. Everyone can get the flu but children younger than 5, seniors, and pregnant women are the most at risk, and will likely be the most affected by the illness' severe symptoms. To find out how to protect yourself, your family, and others from potentially getting the flu, read on to learn 6 tips to avoid getting the flu in 2018.

6 Tips to Avoid Getting the Flu in 2018
  1. First and foremost, the best way to avoid getting the flu is to get the flu shot. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccination. The flu vaccine is designed to prevent you from getting the illness and protect against different strains of the flu virus.
  2. Avoid or limit your contact with sick people. A good rule of thumb is to stay 3 feet away from others in general, but especially those exhibiting possible flu-like symptoms such as coughing or sneezing.
  3. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Cleanliness is key to keeping the flu at bay. Also, its wise to keep alcohol-based hand sanitizer handy all throughout flu season in case you're don't have access to a sink while you're out and about.
  4. Generally, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth throughout flu season. This is the primary way germs spread, and touching your face after accidental contact with the flu germs found on public surfaces is most likely how you will get sick.
  5. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. Public spaces at work, your desk, bathrooms, door handles, and other surfaces in your home are the primary places that should be cleaned regularly.
  6. It's important to keep up a healthy lifestyle to keep your body and immune system strong during flu season to help fight off the illness. The CDC recommends eating a balanced diet, exercising at least 4 days a week, and getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is especially important because it is when your body recovers each day and builds its strength back up. So, this winter is not the time to be staying up late and not getting your rest.

However, if you do get sick with the flu:
The CDC recommends that if you are sick with the flu, you should stay home, and not go out in public or return to work for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities obviously. Note that your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. It is important to limit contact with others, including your family, as much as possible so that you don't infect them. The flu is very contagious and you do not want to spread it. Also, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then, throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

So make sure to following these 6 tips to avoid getting the flu in 2018. If you or a loved one gets the flu make sure to receive medical attention, especially if the symptoms continue to worsen. The flu is not an illness to take lightly, and it can be deadly in some cases. This time of year, it's also important to look after the health of your vehicle. Complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components don't get worn down, broken, or disabled by the cold weather or poor road conditions.

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, February 9, 2018

Give Your Car the Love It Deserves on Valentine's Day

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Valentine's Day is for showing our family and friends how much we love them, not just our significant others! Giving your loved ones cards, flowers, chocolates, cute teddy bears, and other gifts is a tradition of the holiday. However, there is one more "person" in your life who you may be unintentionally neglecting on Cupid's holiday, your car! It may seem silly, but your vehicle deserves some attention and affection this February and you can give your car the love it deserves this Valentine's Day with auto service and other gifts!

Give Your Car the Love it Deserves on Valentines Day

Floor Mats

Throughout the winter, snow, slush, and mud cling to your boots when you enter your vehicle and wind up on the floor. To help your vehicle stay clean, we recommend purchasing a set of Weather Tech Mats for Valentines Day. These top-of-the-line mats with catch and contain all the snow and debris, keeping it from soaking into your floor's carpet. Road salt in the slush your track in can cause unsightly stains and corrode the metal floor underneath the carpet.

Car Detailing/Car Wash

The same slush, mud, and corrosive road salt that may accidentally get tracked into your car on your boots will also coat and damage the exterior of your vehicle and rust out the undercarriage. Regular car washes and detailing will protect your paint job and maintain the integrity of your vehicles exposed components. So, pamper your vehicle with "spa day" by getting it washed and waxed on Valentines Day!

Oil Change

It is critically important that you don't let your vehicle go more than 3,000–5,000 miles between oil changes. If you neglect to get new oil put into your vehicle, you run the risk of overheating your engine causing major damage by warping the internal components. Bring your vehicle into our Graff Bay City Service Department for an oil change this Valentines Day so that your car, truck, or SUV will be running at top efficiency.

Winter Car Care

Protect your vehicle and its internal components from the freezing temperatures and poor road conditions by completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine at Graff Bay City. This maintenance includes inspecting and replacing your tires, brakes, battery, and other components to make sure your vehicle handles well on the icy roads and doesn't break down or become disabled out in the cold. Winter Car Care is the automotive equivalent of getting your vehicle a bouquet of flowers and box of chocolates!

Spring Care Care

Once winter comes to an end, which thankfully isn't too far off, completing your Spring Car Care maintenance routine will be important. The toll winter has taken on your vehicle will be significant and to avoid further damage and get your vehicle back in top condition, you should bring it into our service center to get its alignment and suspension adjusted, fluids refilled, windshield wipers replaced, and much more. Get your vehicle ready to shine come springtime!

Graff Bay City Service Coupons

You can save big on necessary repairs or routine maintenance this season by downloading our service coupons off of our website! We've got deals on various service packages which including tire rotation, fluid refills, brake inspection, and much more. The money you save can then go to showering your real Valentine with gifts on February 14th!

So give your car the love it deserves this Valentine's Day with routine maintenance, automotive service, or a car wash! Also, maybe you're looking to spoil your sweetheart with a new ride this Valentine's Day, browse our online inventory to see if have what you're looking for. Then, speak with our friendly sales staff to schedule a test drive to experience it in person. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle to cruise into springtime in!

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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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Valentine's Day is usually marked by flowers and boxes of store-bought chocolates, which will undoubtedly be appreciated by whoever you give them to. But this year, why not make your Valentine's Day extra special this year by making a homemade dessert. That special someone in your life will appreciate the extra effort you went to to make the holiday delicious and memorable. Read on to discover 15 homemade Valentines Day dessert recipes perfect to spoil your loved one with this year.


Decadent Cakes

Impress your sweetheart with a delicious cake of any kind, pink velvet, cheesecake, or molten lava. These recipes will take some patience and dedication, but once you're delving into your first delicious slice of cake with your Valentine, the effort will be worth it!

15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes



Need a Spoon?

For a more simplified Valentine's Day dessert, in terms of consumption and execution, that is still as scrumptious these recipes are a perfect choice. Grab a spoonful of these pudding, trifle, and trail mix recipes to enjoy the lavish chocolate and red velvet flavors.

15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes


Hand-Helds Desserts

The most satisfying desserts to indulge on are brownies, cupcakes, cookies, and other recipes you can enjoy by hand. Not only will your Valentine be excited to eat them on February 14th, but they will get so sneak extra nibbles and bites from these desserts for days after.

15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes


So, make your Valentines Day extra special this year by baking any of these 15 homemade dessert recipes. Your Valentine will be thrilled with your delicious confectionary gift! This winter, we also recommend making sure your vehicle is running in top condition so that the freezing temps and harsh weather don't do significant damage to it. Complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components aren't worn down, broken, or disabled by the cold or poor road conditions this year.

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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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Chevrolet Unveils the New 2019 Corvette ZR1

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Chevrolet recently unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1. The latest model in a long line of powerful sports cars under the Corvette name, the new ZR1 is the fastest production model Corvette ever. Every inch of this spectacular new Corvette is designed for unprecedented speed and performance. Read on to learn more about this incredible automotive marvel!

Chevrolet Unveils the New 2019 Corvette ZR1

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has an exclusive LT5 6.2L V8 supercharged engine that gives it 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. It offers seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions. If that's not enough for you, take a look at the aggressive new exterior design. The new front fascia is engineered to channel air for drivetrain cooling and propulsion, and additional aerodynamic packages (Low Wing and High Wing) are available to give the new ZR1 significantly more downforce and perform even better out on the race track. Top speed for the ZR1 is over 210 mph, in case you were curious. In fact, during testing at the Virginia International Raceway, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 set a production-car lap record on the 4.1-mile Grand Course West with a time of 2:37.25.


So, Chevrolet has unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1, a sports car designed for exceptional performance and road-scorching speed. If you're interested in learning more about Corvette and would like to speak to a member of our friendly and informative sales staff, contact our dealership at (989) 684-4411. Or, if you're looking for a new 2018 Chevy model to drive, browse our online inventory and then schedule a test drive to experience how it runs in person and find the right vehicle to meet your needs and fit your budget!

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, February 2, 2018

Chevrolet Unveils the 2019 Silverado 1500 and More at NAIAS

BAY CITY, Mich. –– This past month the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was held in Detroit with all of the foreign and domestic auto brands unveiling new production and concept vehicle models for 2018 and beyond. Chevrolet, of course, had their own display area in the Cobo Center where the NAIAS was held, with the new 2018 Colorado, Cruze, Camaro, Corvette, and Spark models on display for audiences to see. That's not all they had to offer fans of the bowtie-brand at the auto show, as Chevy formally debuted the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 to the public and had a vehicle testing virtual reality experience. Read on for our recap of what Chevrolet got up to NAIAS!

Chevrolet Unveils the 2019 Silverado 1500 and More at NAIAS

Unveiling the 2019 Chevy Silverado at NAIAS

Chevrolet debuted the latest model of America's most dependable, longest-lasting pickup to the public at NAIAS, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This exceptional and well-designed pickup has improved performance and fuel economy with 8 specialized trim levels and six engine/transmission available options, including the all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel and new 5.3L and 6.2L V-8s with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management. The new 2019 Silverado is also 450 pounds lighter than previous models for improved handling and has best-in-class cargo volume in every bed length. The 2019 Silverado also promises to come complete with a suite of innovative connectivity, safety, and design features for an incredible driver and passenger experience.
NAIAS attendees were treated to a 4-D virtual reality unlike any other thanks to Chevy. The Chevrolet Virtual Dynamics Lab used VR headsets and moving seats to simulate experiencing riding in a new 2018 model vehicle as it is put through the rigors of quality testing on gravel roads, extreme temperature labs, and rock climbs. The video simulation even included a portion where you raced around the famed Milford Proving Ground. In addition to their miles and miles of road testing, Chevy also has their sedans, trucks, and SUVs tested in simulation chambers that can create different environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, altitudes, humidity, and wind speeds. The Virtual Dynamics Lab was a fun and engaging way for the public to get a firsthand look at Chevy's commitment to high-intensity quality testing for their vehicles.

Chevrolet Unveils the 2019 Silverado 1500 and More at NAIAS

Chevrolet had a lot to offer those in attendance NAIAS and even unveiled the new 2019 Silverado 1500, the truck of the future! If you're interested in driving a new 2018 Chevy model this year, you can browse our model overview and online inventory to check out which stylish and advanced new sedan, truck, or SUV suits your lifestyle and fits your budget. Then, once you've found what you're looking for, schedule a test drive with our friendly sales staff at (989) 684-4411. We'll have the vehicle ready when you arrive for your appointment!

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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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans

BAY CITY, Mich. –– GM and Chevrolet both have a long and proud history of supporting our active military members, veterans, and their families. GM currently has more than 6,000 veterans in their employment and has over 50,000 retired employees who are veterans. Both auto brands are determined to help out those who have served our country faithfully in any what that they can. Most recently, GM and Chevrolet auctioned off two  Corvette models to raise money for charitable organizations that benefit and provide support for our veterans.

Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans

The two vehicles included a Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe signed by President George W. Bush and a 2019 Corvette ZR1. The two Corvettes drew a combined $2.325 million in charitable donations for the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative and Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation respectively. These organizations both provide services and support for veterans and their families. Specifically, the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative works to help post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life, gain meaningful employment, and overcome the psychological toll of experiencing combat. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, through their Building for America’s Bravest program, provides mortgage-free smart homes designed to accommodate the needs of severely wounded veterans.

Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans

The Carbon 65 Edition, available on the Z06 3LZ trim, celebrates 65 years of Corvette history with a stylish new Ceramic Matrix Gray paint color and visible carbon fiber exterior elements, including a carbon fiber hood and rear spoiler. While the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever with 755-horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. 

Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans

“GM and Chevrolet are proud to honor and support the brave men and women of our armed forces,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. Sales and Service. “Thanks to the generosity of two of our dealers, John Staluppi and Rick Hendrick, we will be able to offer additional support to some of our most severely wounded veterans through the Bush Center Military Service Initiative and the Siller Foundation Building for America’s Bravest effort – both extremely worthy organizations.”

To continue their support of our military veterans, GM and Chevrolet have auctioned off two Corvettes to raise money for the Bush Center Military Service Initiative and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. If you're interested in learning about how we, at Graff Chevrolet Bay City, work to benefit our local community, visit our website to find out how Graff Gives Back! Additionally, if you're interested in getting yourself into a new 2018 Chevrolet model vehicle, browse our online inventory and schedule a test drive at our dealership with our friendly sales staff.

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, January 26, 2018

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Not sure what dish you're going to bring to pass at your Super Bowl party this weekend? Well, you're in luck as we've compiled a list of 10 Super Bowl recipes guaranteed to impress everyone in attendance. From the savory to the sweet, we've got crowd-pleasing dishes that will sure to be everyone's favorite part of the evening, aside from the funny commercials of course. So read on to find the perfect recipe to bring, and enjoy all the football and commercials on game day!


Cowboy Caviar

This new recipe is quickly becoming a favorite of ours! It's fresh, light, and packed with flavor. Plus, it's very easy to make and looks as good as it is delicious!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress


Taco Crescent Ring

A delicious and savory treat that's perfect for kids as well as adults! Perhaps the most underrated and under-appreciated football snack ever.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Jalapeno Poppers

These poppers are so good they're bound to make you miss that big play or awesome commercial because you just had to get up off the couch and go back for seconds.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Guacamole

Everyone loves guac! This particular recipe, however, will be the best you've ever had! When someone else inevitably brings another bowl of guacamole to the party, yours will be empty first. Trust us.

Quick tip, put the leftover avocado pits (maybe just two) into the dip while it's refrigerating, waiting for the party, to keep it fresh and green!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Chicken Enchilada Roll-Ups

Yummy, cheesy, with an enchilada taste! Enjoy these little pinwheels that will also add a bit more protein and substance to your plate.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Buffalo Chicken Dip

It's hard to top guac as our favorite dip, but this recipe comes close. The bite of hot sauce and bleu cheese mixed with the savory taste of chicken and cream cheese make for an out-of-this-world dish!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This recipe replicates the beloved taste of restaurant style spinach and artichoke dip. Likely to be the favorite dip of the ladies at your party!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Baby Bloomin' Onions

If you bring these cute lil onions to your Super Bowl party, they're guaranteed to be everyone's favorite appetizer. Get all the flavor of a true Bloomin' Onion in a bite-size snack with a lot less mess.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Caramel Churro Chex Mix

Switch it up from recipes that are salty and savory to a sweet treat! This delicious, cinnamon delight is perfect for grazing on.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Peanut Butter Cup Dip

To finish up the list, we thought we'd include a dessert-type snack that will have everyone wanting more. You'll hear "No way!" and "I can't wait to try it!" when you walk in the door holding this dish.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

So enjoy the football, friends, and these Super Bowl recipes guaranteed to impress, courtesy of Graff Bay City, this Sunday. Also, please be safe when you're driving to and from your party, the winter weather can really take a toll on your vehicle and put your safety in jeopardy out on the road. So, we highly recommend preparing your vehicle for the freezing temps and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care maintenance routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

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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