Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The 20 Items to Have in Your Car Emergency Kit

The 20 Items to Have in Your Car Emergency Kit

BAY CITY, Mich. – Graff Bay City makes your car safety a number one priority. That’s why we’re here to tell you the 20 items to have in your car emergency kit, because cars do unfortunately break down and a lot of the time it’s unavoidable or unexpected. When it does happen you want to be prepared. The only way you can be ready for something like this is to have an emergency kit in your vehicle. Whether you have a flat tire or you need a jump, your kit will be there to help you just in case no one else is.

The 20 Items to Have in Your Car Emergency Kit
  1. First-aid kit
  2. Tools
  3. Tire gauge
  4. Reflective warning triangles
  5. Jumper cables
  6. Flashlight & batteries
  7. Gloves
  8. Rags
  9. Foam tire sealant
  10. Rain poncho
  11. Bottled water
  12. Warm blanket
  13. Duct tape
  14. Cat litter
  15. Windshield scraper
  16. Two quarts of oil
  17. Paper towel
  18. Pocket knife
  19. Funnel
  20. Tire inflator
Whether your car problem is big or small, this car emergency kit will offer some help. If you get into an accident or your car emergency is one that your kit cannot solve, make sure you call the proper authorities. After all, your safety is most important because a car can be replaced but you cannot. 

Remember by properly keeping up with your vehicle maintenance you’re less likely to get into a messy situation. With four seasons of weather in Michigan, seasonal vehicle maintenance is especially important. Schedule an appointment with our Bay City service center today. We’re happy to take care of your brakes, wipers, tires, batteries, or any other problems you may have.

Looking for a vehicle that’s affordable and reliable? Graff Bay City has plenty of used cars for sale. Come in today and we can help you find one that will meet your needs. 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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DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

BAY CITY, Mich.The most romantic weekend is right around the corner, and it's time to show that special someone how much they mean to you! There's no need to go out and spend a lot of money though. Make a great gift this Valentine’s Day that comes from the heart! Some of the greatest gifts you can give are the one-of-a-kind creations you make by hand. Here are some great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart this year. 

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

If you're thinking of surprising your valentine with a brand new Chevy vehicle this year, pay us a visit at Hank Graff Chevy today! That special someone will love the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LimitedHank 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, February 5, 2016

Chevrolet Continues as the Industry’s Fastest Growing Brand

Chevrolet Continues as the Industry’s Fastest Growing Brand

BAY CITY, Mich. – Good news! January was the tenth month in which Chevrolet demonstrated year-over-year sales gains which means Chevrolet continues as the industry’s fastest growing brand, and for good reason! Over the past year, the brand has significantly revamped their style and has continued to offer exceptional value on reliable vehicles.

In February you can expect bigger and better deals coming your way, in celebration of the brand's continued success. This is going to be a month to remember! Throughout the month of February we’re celebrating #TruckMonth, so all eyes are on the 2016 Chevy Silverado! Take a look below to learn about what this truck has to offer. If a pickup isn’t your style though, no worries, the 2016 Chevy Malibu is available now too, and ladies and gentlemen this is the car you never expected.

Here’s a little about two vehicles that helped Chevrolet continue as the industry's fastest growing brand –

2016 Chevy Silverado: This truck is all about strength, reliability, and the most advanced technology. With this truck being part of the fastest growing pickup brand, you can be confident the Silverado has no shortage of muscle and brains.

2016 Chevy Malibu: The brand new Malibu will immediately catch your eye with its stylish and refined redesign. This car is changing the way you see midsize cars with its exceptional efficiency and seamless connectivity. Plus, you can’t argue with an estimated 37 hwy mpg. (Spoiler alert: Stay tuned for more info on the new Malibu Hybrid capable of 48 mpg in the city!)

We couldn't be more excited to announce Chevrolet's continued reign as the industry’s fastest growing brand. So, Graff Bay City is celebrating with amazing new discounts. First off, all 2015 Chevy models are 20% off! You can also look forward to Chevy Bonus Tag offers this month. To celebrate the 2016 Malibu, this month only, we’re offering the midsize car for only $27 a month* See the dealer for complete details.

If you’re in the market for a new car, explore all Chevy models on our website. We understand that buying a vehicle is a big investment, and we want to help you find the perfect one. Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your new family! 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 3, 2016

Graff Gives Back to Do-All, Inc. Through ArtClash 2016

Graff Gives Back to Do-All, Inc. Through ArtClash 2016



BAY CITY, Mich. – This month Graff gives back to Do-All, Inc. through ArtClash 2016. For every vehicle sold at Graff Bay City we’re donating $10 to the organization, and for every vehicle serviced we’re donating $0.25.

Do-All, Inc. is a non-profit in Bay County that offers employment opportunities, personal and social adjustment services, employment readiness, and supported employment for adults with disabilities and others that might have barrier to employment.

One of the events that Do-All, Inc. puts on is ArtClash. ArtClash is a three hour Juried Art Competition, which is judged by local art professions and faculty. Anyone in the community is welcome to come. It’s a lot of fun to see the participants create their work right before your eyes! Plus, half of the money raised goes towards Do-All, Inc., so you’re helping a great cause.

Graff is excited to give back to Do-All, Inc. through ArtClash 2016 because the event will actually take place at Graff Bay City later in April. Stay tuned for more information as the event gets closer. For now, you can help us support this amazing organization by buying a new vehicle or having any service, like an oil change, done.

Looking for a new ride? Check out the 2016 Malibu Limited for the best city driving experience, or if you’re looking for more of a family car, try out the 2016 Chevy Traverse. We’re always ready to help you find the perfect vehicle at Graff Bay City. Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your new family! 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, February 1, 2016

Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas

BAY CITY, Mich. – The Super Bowl 50 is less than a week away which means it's time to finalize your game plan, and because it's the big 5-0, you have to make it big. Who are you having over, what are your game predictions, and of course what snacks and appetizers are you serving up? Now's the time to finalize your menu line-up and hit the grocery store before the weekend arrives! Whether your game day crowd is into savory, sweet, hot, or healthy, we've gathered up a variety of Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas for a winning football celebration!

Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas

Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas


Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas


Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas


Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas

Popcorn Bar

Satisfying Super Bowl Snack Recipe Ideas


Whether you're rooting for the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, we hope you have a safe and exciting Super Bowl Sunday! If you have any additional game day snack recipe ideas, we want to hear them! Leave us a comment or talk to us on any of our social networks!

Need a ride to get you to your game day celebration? We got you covered at Graff Bay City. Check out the 2016 Chevy Impala, it's the perfect mix of style and efficiency wrapped in one car. Come in and take a test drive with us today! 

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 29, 2016

Winter Vehicle Maintenance & Car Care Tips at Graff Bay City

Winter Vehicle Maintenance and Car Care Tips at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – At Graff Bay City, we understand that buying or leasing a vehicle is a big investment, and it’s important to keep that investment in tip-top shape. With winter in full swing now, there are many damaging elements that can impact the condition of your vehicle – think salt, snow, and frigid temperatures. If you haven’t yet taken any precautions to prepare your vehicle for the winter season, it’s time for some proper winter vehicle maintenance! On our website, we have just launched a new service section just for you, covering winter car care tips and vehicle maintenance at Graff Bay City. These best practices will help you keep your car running better and longer for seasons to come!

On our new Winter Car Care Page, you’ll find tips on –
  • Tires: Find out why it’s important to understand the value winter tires offer. Winter tires are designed to handle winter roads specifically, and with the roads being slushy and icy, the thicker treads will help keep you from sliding around. Click the link to learn more about winter tires.
  • Batteries: In general, car batteries normally last around two to three years. However, freezing temperatures can be hard on your battery life, so it’s crucial to be aware of your vehicle's battery life and replace it when necessary. Learn more about your car battery by clicking the link.
  • Brakes: Your vehicle's brakes keep you safe through every season, but during the winter they are especially important. In winter weather it can take your vehicle a longer distance to break on snow and ice, so making sure your brakes work properly is key. Follow the link to read more about your brakes.
  • Oil Changes: Your engine’s performance depends on regular oil changes, and when your oil is changed on a regular basis, you help extend the life of your vehicle. In the winter, it’s particularly important to keep up with oil changes because the fridgid temperatures can have an effect on the oil. For a list of signs your vehicle needs an oil change, follow the link.
  • Wiper Blades: You need a clear view to drive in any season, but your vehicle's wiper blades become especially important in the winter due to debris from snow, salt, and ice. Harsh winter conditions can wear on your wiper blades, so click the link to find out how to know if you need to replace your wiper blades.

Winter weather and the driving conditions it creates can take a serious toll on your car if you’re not properly prepared. To ensure that your vehicle will keep you safe and sound all season long, visit our Graff Bay City winter car care and vehicle maintenance pages for more information. Each page will provide you with the best winter car care tips for your tires, battery, brakes, oil changes, and wiper blades. If you’d like to schedule a service appointment for help on any of these topics, you can do that too. We’re always ready to help you at Graff Bay City.

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your new family! 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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2016 COPO Camaro Will Be Acutioned to Benefit United Way

2016 COPO Camaro Being Sold to Benefit United Way

BAY CITY, Mich. – Chevrolet is giving back in a big way this week! The 2016 COPO Camaro will be auctioned to benefit United Way. Every penny made from the auction will go towards United Way.

If you’re not sure what the COPO Camaro is, think power and performance. The Camaro is designed to race in the NHRA Stock Eliminator class. These COPO Camaros are special because each is built by hand starting with the production hardware. The COPO Camaro get its name from the Central Office Production Order system used in the 1960's for fleet managers to order special or unusual combinations of parts. Dealers often use this system to pack high performance powertrains into production Camaros.

The 2016 COPO Camaro is actually a sixth-generation legacy that was introduced at the SEMA show last November. The car has a look that was created by Chevrolet and NHRA Funny Car driver, Courtney Force. The Camaro stands out with a red hot exterior, Courtney Force signature graphics, and a red-accented grille trim.

Courtney Force is very excited about this car saying, “I was extremely honored to work with Chevrolet and help design the 2016 COPO Camaro. The bright red color and the signature slash marks towards the back on the car bring a part of my Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car to the COPO Camaro, which I think is really cool. The proceeds from this car go to a great cause and benefit the United Way, so it's an awesome project all around." 

The carbon fiber high-ride hood hides a 350 racing engine with a Whipple 2.9L supercharger. Inside the cabin is a chrome-moly roll cage, lightweight bucket seats personalized with the COPO logo and Courtney Force’s signature, a five-point safety harnesses, and a floor-mounted shifter for the THM-350 automatic transmission.

The 2016 COPO Camaro will be auctioned to benefit United Way on Friday, January 29th at 7PM. If you’re looking for something more family friendly, check out the 2016 Chevy Equinox or the 2016 Chevy Tahoe. Graff Bay City will help you find a great vehicle for you!

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your new family! 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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