Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Reminders

Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Reminders
BAY CITY, Mich.- It's no secret that the highways will be congested this weekend as everyone heads out to celebrate Memorial Day. While you may be kicking off summer with a weekend up north or at a BBQ down the street, we want you to stay safe with all the extra traffic on the road and enjoy an accident free weekend.

The National Safety Council has estimated that motor vehicle collisions over the holiday weekend will cause hundreds of traffic fatalities and thousands of injuries. On average, 11.5% more traffic fatalities occur over Memorial Day weekend than over similar non-holiday periods due to the increased traffic on the roadways. So stay cautious and travel smart this holiday with our Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Reminders!

Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Reminders
-Don't use your cell phone when you're behind the wheel.
-Buckle up, whether you're driving 1 mile or 100 miles, and make sure all passengers are buckled too.
-Make sure children are seated in age-appropriate safety seats, and that children under 12 years old are always seated in the back seat.
-Plan extra travel time to allow for traffic, avoiding the temptation to rush or speed.
-Drive defensively and stay aware of other drivers, especially during poor weather conditions.
-Get a good night's sleep before hitting the road so you aren't drowsy behind the wheel.
-Even moderate consumption of alcohol can impair your reaction time and driving judgement, so always designate a driver.

With our Memorial Day Weekend safe driving reminders you can enjoy your weekend and not have to worry about the travel. At Graff Bay City we want to you not only drive safe, but find a vehicle that will keep you safe. Visit our dealership today and test drive a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu! With top safety features and technologies, you know you are in a vehicle that will get you where you need to be in one piece. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is also available to buy or to lease! Not sure which option is best for you? Visit our Buying vs. Leasing page on our website to compare and contrast the options for your financing needs. Then take a look at our How to Buy or How to Lease pages for a closer look at commonly used terms and the process at our Hank Graff Chevrolet dealership!

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, May 25, 2016

Experience the 24/7 Promise with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

 Experience the 24/7 Promise with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze


BAY CITY, Mich. – The new Chevrolet Cruze has arrived. Customers are raving about the sleek new style, new technologies, and safety features. New Cruze owners can’t contain their emotions, especially when it comes to the benefits you receive when you purchase the new Cruze. For the new LT and premier models consumers will have access to the 24/7 Promise. The 24/7 Promise is a program designed with you in mind featuring OnStar plans, mobile app access, and maintenance packages. Now Chevy Cruze drivers get more for their everyday life. From data plans to vehicle maintenance, you can experience the 24/7 Promise with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

Take a look at what special 24/7 Promise features include:

24 month/24 GB Data plan for OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi
Now you and your passengers can stay connected and entertained at all times. Your Cruze becomes a Wi-Fi hotspot with a 2 year 24 GB data plan. And with the ability to have up to 7 devices connected at once, you won’t have to worry about limiting your electronic use.

24 months of SiriusXM Radio

Experience commercial free music, news, sports, weather, comedy and more. With just the push of a button you and your passengers will never get bored in the car again as you enjoy up to 2 years of unlimited radio.

 Experience the 24/7 Promise with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze


24 Months of OnStar Guidance Plan
The OnStar Guidance Plan gives you two years of safety, convenience, and navigation. Some of the capabilities include automatic crash response, crisis assistance, hands-free calling, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle diagnostics, and more.

5 years of OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App

Have access to your Cruze without being around it. With the RemoteLink Mobile App your can control certain features of your vehicle from almost anywhere. Some app features include: Activate vehicle’s lights and horn, lock and unlock doors, and remote start.

Two included maintenance visits

During your Cruze’s first 24,000 miles or two years (whichever comes first) the 24/7 Promise will cover tire rotations, two oil changes, two oil filter changes, and a multipoint vehicle inspections. So you can keep your Cruze in great shape without breaking the bank. 

 Experience the 24/7 Promise with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze


5 years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
Don’t be worried if you find yourself on the side of the road. You can have the comfort of round-the-clock access to emergency towing, 24/7 toll-free phone assistance, vehicle unlock service, flat-tire fix or change, emergency fuel delivery, and more. Day or night Chevrolet will be there for you in any situation.

Chevrolet Owner Center
Have the ability to know your Chevrolet Cruze inside and out. Use Chevrolet Owner Center to track your service history, view your Owner’s Manual, how-to videos, check your warranty status and more!

Get more out of the everyday sedan and experience the 24/7 Promise with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The 24/7 Promise gives Chevy Cruze drivers the ability to access their vehicle unlike any other. With amazing technology features like the RemoteLink Mobile App and Chevrolet Owner Center, you can control and connect with your vehicle from anywhere. Chevrolet also makes sure you are safe at all times with OnStar access and roadside assistance. Additionally you will have a driving experience like never before with SiriusXM radio and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.

To test drive a new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, visit our experts at Graff Bay City! We will get you behind the wheel of the new sedan that keeps turning heads! Do you already know you love the Cruze, but don’t know your best financing option? Take a look at our new and improved Buying vs. Leasing page. You can compare and contrast the financing options to see which best fits your financial and lifestyle needs. To take a closer look at each option visit our How to Buy and How to Lease pages for look at the buying and leasing process at Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, MI.

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, May 23, 2016

Military Appreciation Month at Graff Bay City

Military Appreciation Month at Graff Bay City 

BAY CITY, Mich. – Through May we’re celebrating Military Appreciation Month at Graff Bay City! Chevy is extending its military discount to all U.S. military veterans and their spouses for the month of May.

Normally Chevrolet’s military discount program is limited to U.S. military veterans within one year of separation, reservists, active-duty personnel, and their spouses. For the Military Appreciation Month at Graff Bay City all veterans, no matter what their separation date is, are eligible for the military discount program.

Discounts will be available on our most popular Chevrolet vehicles including the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2016 Chevy Malibu, and the 2016 Chevy Silverado. Check out our Model Overview pages to read about each vehicle’s features and trim levels available to you! The best part about Military Appreciation Month at Graff Bay City is that the discount can be combined with other offers we also have going on this month!

For more information on the military discount program, visit ChevySalutes.com. If you have a certain vehicle in mind, head on over to our website to look over our inventory of new Chevrolets. We have a wide variety of cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers to look at. While you’re on our website, visit our How to Buy page to learn about the buying process at Graff Bay City. Familiarize yourself with the benefits and terms of buying so you’re prepared when you coming into our dealership.

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, May 19, 2016

Ending the Summer with the Car Love Art Show!


Speedweek with the Car Love Art Show!



BAY CITY, MI - Hey car fans! We’re excited to announce that we are ending the Summer with the Car Love Art Show! We had a great turnout last year and we expect a better one this year! 

The event is taking place on August 6th from 9am-3pm. All the proceeds will go to Just For Kids Foundation of Bay City. This foundation helps communities who are not being helped by the government or another charity or organization. Some of the programs they offer are bike drops, scholarships, and special needs.

Invite everyone you know, because we are ending the summer with the The Car Love Art Show. We have a bunch of fun activities planned like a car show, trivia, music, games, a raffle, and free food and drinks! For those of you who are NASCAR fans, you'll be excited to know that this year we'll have Tony Stewart's car on display along with a NASCAR race simulator. There will also be on-site artists creating one-of-a-kind illustrations of all the vehicles that will be on display.

You can register your car in the 2016 Car Love Art Show with the secure form here: http://bit.ly/1R8lKAz.  If you have any questions you can call us at (989) 684-4411. For more information on the Just For Kids Foundation take a look at http://www.goodkids123.org/.

Looking for a new vehicle? Compare your options with our new Buying vs. Leasing page online! Going over you options will help you make the right decision. We also have a Buying Process and Leasing Process page that breaks everything down so you're comfortable and confident when choosing to invest in a new vehicle at Graff Bay City. 

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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Buying vs. Leasing at Graff Bay City

Buying vs. Leasing at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – At Hank Graff Chevy we have a team that is ready to help you with all your vehicle needs in the Bay City area. We understand that purchasing or leasing a vehicle is a big investment, and that’s why we want to help you make the right decision. Whether you’re looking for a car, truck, SUV, or crossover, our team is here to help you! You tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll find it. When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you have to make the decision to buy or lease based on what meets your needs. This month we have developed a group of pages that will help you understand buying and leasing, so you can choose the best option for you. Take a look at our Buying vs. Leasing at Graff Bay City pages below:

Buying vs. Leasing: Our Buying vs. Leasing page compares the pros and cons of each option. When it’s time to get a new vehicle, this is the page you’ll want to start on to make sure you’re making the right investment that will meet your needs.

How to Buy: This page breaks down the entire process of buying a car, truck, SUV, or crossover at Graff Bay City. Important topics that are covered on our How to Buy page include: why to buy, the buying process before the dealership and at the dealership, financial terms you should know, and the cost of ownership. All of these elements need to be considered before purchasing your next vehicle.

How to Lease: On our How to Lease page consumers will learn about the following topics: why lease and if it’s the right choice for you, the leasing process at Graff Bay City, leasing terminology that’s important to understand, and what residual value is and how it affects you. If you’re interested in leasing a vehicle, we recommend looking over all of this information before making your final decision.

Once you’ve read through these pages, we hope you’re feeling confident in your decision to lease or buy your next vehicle with Graff Chevrolet. If you have any questions about buying or leasing, give us a call at (989) 684-4411 and we’ll be happy to answer them for you. Our team is ready to help you find the perfect vehicle to take home. Start your shopping experience online by checking out our Model Overview page that will breakdown each Chevrolet model. You can even check out our inventory to start picking out vehicle you’d like to take for a test drive. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, fill out a request on our Find Me a Vehicle page, and a sales representative will contact you. We look forward to working with you 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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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chevrolet Hit a Home Run with MLB Sponsorship

Chevrolet Hit a Home Run With MLB Sponsorship
BAY CITY, Mich. – Swing batter batter, swing! Chevrolet just hit a home run with an MLB (Major League Baseball) sponsorship renewal. Since 2005 Chevy has partnered with the MLB and the Detroit Tigers for programs and showcasing their best-selling cars above Comerica Park. This year, Chevrolet renewed another sponsorship with the MLB and USA Baseball.

The three companies, Chevy, MLB, and USA Baseball, have come together for a second season to get kids of all age groups involved in baseball and softball within their community. Kids that participate can be a part of year-round local events, an inaugural Play Ball Weekend, and get unique experiences with Major and Minor League Baseball teams.

Paul Edwards, the US VP of Chevrolet Marketing, is thrilled about this partnership and was quoted by saying, “Chevrolet’s partnership with Major League Baseball is a natural fit and allows the brand and our dealers to connect with generations of Americans on a personal level through the support of hometown teams at both the professional and youth levels. At Chevrolet, we appreciate the power of play and the profoundly positive effect it has on kids.  Baseball helps kids develop, connect with each other, and learn sportsmanship; and it ultimately brings families and communities together.”

Chevrolet Hit a Home Run With MLB Sponsorship 

Through this partnership, Chevrolet created the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. Over the year the Chevy Youth Baseball Program has donated over 90,000 equipment packs, renovated 9,400 local parks, and has made a difference in over 5.2 million kid's lives across the nation. The program is dedicated to bringing families and community together, as well as getting active and playing America’s favorite pastime.

Not only did Chevrolet just hit a home run with an MLB (Major League Baseball) sponsorship, but we hit a home run as well! We’re proud to be part of a company that is making such a positive impact on communities across the nation. Get your family involved by taking home a brand new Chevrolet from our dealership today. Take a look at the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox or the 2016 Chevrolet Trax. These crossover vehicles will be perfect for getting the whole family to the baseball diamond. Schedule a test drive and hit a home with Graff Bay City 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.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

BAY CITY, Mich. – May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. At Graff Bay City, we put safety first. With the warmer weather here in Michigan, one thing all drivers need to be aware of on the road is motorcyclists. Too many accidents happen with motorcycles and usually the cyclist is the one left with more damage and injury. To avoid these accidents, we have a few tips for the drivers and the motorcyclists. It’s not a one-sided job; everyone plays an important role in staying safe on the road.

Tips for Drivers:
  • If you’re following behind a motorcycle, leave a good distance between you and the bike. In case you need to slam on your brakes or swerve, you’ll have enough reaction time to do so and not hit the motorcyclist.
  • Always, always, always check your blind spots! This is the biggest mistake that drivers make. Since motorcyclists move much faster, and look much smaller in mirrors, it’s easy for you to miss them in your blind spots. Always double-check before switching lanes.
  • Think about the road conditions. If you’re on a road with potholes, railroad tracks, or even construction, chances are the motorcyclists will have to slow down a lot more than someone driving in a car. On roads like this, we recommend following even further behind.
  • Never share a lane with a motorcyclist. Even if you have a small car, it’s never safe to share a lane. In the case that you have to swerve or the motorcyclist needs to swerve, you may collide and that’s not good for wither of you. Give the motorcycle the space it needs to drive.

Tips for Motorcyclists:
  • Wear the right gear to stay safe. This would be a helmet, closed toe shoes, pants, a motorcycle jacket, and gloves. Motorcycle gear can be a little heavier than you’d like it to be when riding, but it plays a key role in keeping you safe. In the case that you ever get into an accident, you’re less likely to get injured with the proper gear on.
  • Check the weather! We know Mother Nature can be a little unpredictable in Michigan, but checking the weather before you leave can help you avoid a rainstorm and bad driving weather.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch for road hazards. As a motorcyclist, you’re a lot harder to see than a normal sized car. Be aware of the other drivers around you. Also, make sure you watch for road hazards like potholes, train tracks, and construction.
  • Always use turn signals and headlights. This is a must for cars as well, but as a motorcyclist you want to make sure you’re as easy to notice as possible. Using your lights will let other drivers know where you’re going and help avoid any accidents. 

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but every month you should be following these tips to stay safe on the road. Keeping you safe on the road is very important to us at Graff Bay City. Another way to ensure your safety is making sure your vehicle get the spring car care it needs this season. Take a look at our website to learn about the maintenance your tires, alignment, and car fluids need. Feel free to schedule a service appointment with our trained technicians online.

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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