Wednesday, July 1, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - General Motors announced an exciting new feature this week for OnStar Chevy subscribers. Chevy is launching Theft Alarm Notifications to its Stolen Vehicle Assistance program. The exciting and innovative feature will be eligible to subscribers later this summer, and will be available on most 2014 model year and newer Chevrolet vehicles.
The new program features glass breaking sensors, interior motion sensors and an inclination/tilt sensor which will each sound an alarm if the vehicle is lifted up off the ground, a break-in is attempted or if motion is detected within the vehicle while the system is armed. The system will notify the subscriber by SMS text, email or a phone call and OnStar's advisors will work with local law enforcement to use GPS technology to pinpoint the vehicle's location.
Pretty cool right? We sure think so! This ability for a prompt response and swift identification of theft situations gives OnStar and Chevy customers a better chance to recover their stolen property. By implementing this new technology, Chevy owners can stay "with" their vehicle, even when it is out of reach and out of sight.
According to the F.B.I, almost 700,000 vehicles were reported stolen in the U.S in 2013, with Michigan ranking 6th in the United States at 24,567 cars stolen. Imagine how many cars WOULDN'T have been stolen if they were equipped with OnStar and Chevy's Theft Alarm Notification System.
We are so excited that Chevy is launching Theft Alarm Notifications to its Stolen Vehicle Assistance Program! If you would like to test drive ANY of our OnStar equipped Chevy models, stop by! At your St. Charles Area Chevy Dealer, we are always looking for the BEST deals for our customers. 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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - It's finally that time to celebrate America's birthday! 4th of July is just around the corner, and we cannot wait for BBQs, fireworks and parades! For those of you hosting the 4th of July bash, sometimes decorating is last on the list behind preparing delicious food or planning out the day. Don't worry, we've got you covered with these last minute 4th of July decorations. Some of them are so simple, they only need 3 or 4 supplies to create! So sit back, relax and get back to creating that menu because you'll be able to get these decorations out in a pinch!
These are so cute, and would be GREAT to do with the kids!
So simple, so easy!
Now THIS is going to be what separates your party from anyone else's! The stars are so simple, and just an easy spray with the hose will clean it right off of your lawn following the party.
Probably the easiest decoration on this list! It only requires string, a stick and some bandanas!
Pretty soon it will get dark and the fireworks will start! Light the way with these cute and easy mason jar candles. Quick tip, put citronella candles inside to ward off those pesky mosquitos!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - Are you ready to meet the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze? General Motors revealed the all new Cruze last night at the Fillmore Theater in Downtown Detroit to the delight of auto-insiders, press, writers and photographers. The Cruze is Chevy's best-selling car and the new model is larger, faster, lighter and more fuel efficient.
The '16 Cruze will make its way to dealerships in the spring of 2016 (we know, we wish it would get here earlier as well), and this updated version looks to address the faults of the older models: noisy, underpowered engine, cramped back seat even for young kids and a bland look. Mary Barra revealed an updated and more sophisticated Cruze last night which looked more aerodynamic, longer, and lighter (250 pounds lighter, to be exact).
But don't worry, when you meet the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze next spring it won't look completely unrecognizable. Alan Batey, GM's North American President explains, "We attained the attributes that made the original Cruze a hit around the globe and built on them to make this car more sophisticated." Sounds good to us!
The new Cruze comes FULL of new features! The most exciting is the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which GM integrated into its new models a few weeks ago. There is also 2 inches more of legroom in the rear seat, a completely redesigned instrument panel and a softer, more luxurious interior. The exterior is a sleeker version of the previous model, with a lower wind drag that is similar to the redesigned Impala and Malibu.
We are so excited to finally get a chance to see the all new, 2016 Chevy Cruze! It is a truly exciting year for Chevy as they have already launched many new redesigns this year including the Mailbu and Camaro! 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.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - This year the all-new Camaro made waves in the automotive world and competed for the top spot in its segment, which happened in a year that has witnessed the surge in popularity of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang. Today, General Motors reveals the sixth-gen Camaro convertible that will go on sale early next year.
Todd Christensen, Camaro Marketing Manager states that, "The 2016 Camaro coupe will set the benchmark for the segment in terms of technology, performance and design. Adding the most sophisticated top in the segment brings another level of refinement."
The entirely electro-hydraulic power roof system features a unique multilayer construction designed for comfortable and quiet driving in all four seasons. When up, the roof is similar to the sleek styling silhouette of the coupe Camaro. Also similar to the Coupe, the Camaro convertible is 200 lbs lighter than previous Camaro models. From the start of its design, the sixth-generation Camaro was developed to incorporate the convertible without compromising driving dynamics. Drivers will appreciate what they feel as well as what they DON'T feel: quivers, cow shake or an under-damped chassis typically found in a four-seated convertible. The unique structure enables the top to fold down completely beneath the belt-line, and the hard cover automatically covers the folded top.
General Motors reveals the sixth-gen Camaro convertible, which will come in either the LT or SS trim levels, but will come with six different powertrain combinations. The car is leaner and has a stiffer platform that was meticulously tuned in a wind tunnel, which contributes to an ultimately better performance through better aerodynamics. This gives better handling while also enhancing fuel efficiency.
We cannot WAIT for the all-new 2016 sixth-generation Camaro convertible to roll into dealerships early next year. It will be THE perfect summer car for 2016. If you would like to browse our current inventory of 2015 Camaros, feel free to take a look! We also have have the 2015 2SS Camaro in Black for all those wanting that extra boost of speed an performance. 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, June 19, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - Recently, Chevrolet has introduced a contemporary version of the popular crossover the Equinox. The 2016 Chevy Equinox will come with a slew of new updates and features that include new premium styling options, new wheel designs and available new safety features, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and standard rear-vision camera for entry-level models.
The 2016 Equinox is expected to make its way to dealers this fall, and you can bet Graff Bay City will let you know once they arrive on the lot! The new trims include the L, LS, LT and LTZ and a complete streamlining of the model lineup eliminates the 1LT and 2LT trims entirely from the Equinox. The interior of the new Equinox has been cleaned up as well thanks to a revised instrument panel "center stack" with a storage capacity and a new control graphic setup greets the driver. The roomy interior seats five comfortably, with a General Motors exclusive MultiFlex sliding rear seat that offers 41.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 63.7 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.
The 2016 Chevy Equinox will come with a slew of new updates and features, including Chevrolet MyLink, which comes standard on LT and LTZ models, and OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offered on every trim level model. We are so excited to our first glance at the all-new 2016 Chevy Equinox, but until then feel free to stop by and check out our current 2015 Chevrolet Equinox lineup available at Graff Chevrolet 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.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - Do you ever wonder what happens to those used electric car batteries? Where do they go? Well, Chevy is here to answer that question for you. Chevrolet uses five recycled Chevy Volt batteries to power one of their data centers. The batteries are currently keeping the lights on at the brand-new, state-of-the-art General Motors Enterprise Data Center at its Milford Proving Ground.
Re-purposed Volt battery covers have had many jobs in the past, including being used as bat houses and nesting boxes for endangered duck species, but now General Motors feels like it's finally time to tap into the larger batteries from the first-generation models. The Volt usually draws most of its power from a particular band of energy in the battery pack itself, and there is a lot of useable juice left over for stationary usage. The administration building's circuit breaker panel is fed by a new solar array and two wind turbines where five Volt batteries work in conjunction to supply power to the entire building.
This system is perfectly ideal for commercial use because a business can derive complete functionality from an existing battery while reducing upfront cost through this reuse of energy. It is truly exciting that Chevrolet uses five recycled Chevy Volt batteries to power one of their data centers, and at Graff Bay City we love representing a company that truly cares for energy sustainability! If you would like to hear more about how Chevy is always pushing the envelope in regards to renewable energy sources, feel free to stop by! You could always check out our energy/fuel efficient new and used cars at our Chevrolet Dealership! 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.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - One of our favorite days of the year is quickly approaching. Father's Day is Sunday, June 21, and THAT means we've been scouring the internet in search of some great Dad themed gifts! Here are five things you didn't know your Dad needed for Father's Day till now!
We loved these!
For all those Dads who are trying to get their kids to say "Dada" as their first word instead of "Mama". This is a hilarious book, well written by Jimmy Fallon (King of Late Night) <-- We added that last part!
This custom, leather tray would be a happy place to store keys, change and glasses!
The "unspillable" travel mug! This one is HIGHLY recommended by yours truly!
With scents like Dirt, Campfire, Bacon, Grandpa's Pipe and Gunpowder, you really can't go wrong with this one. Plus we think they are all pretty hilarious!
And there they are, five things you didn't know your Dad needed for Father's Day till now! Choose any of these great gift ideas and you'll be in the running for "favorite child", just don't blame us when you siblings get mad. If you were thinking about a different type of gift for Dad this year, like maybe one with four wheels and a tail-gate, stop by Graff Bay City and take the all-new 2015 Chevy Silverado out for a test drive! 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.