Monday, May 2, 2016

5 Blooming Paper Flower Crafts

BAY CITY, Mich. – On rainy spring days like today, you may need some cheering up! Try making one, or all, of these 5 blooming paper flower crafts. These flowers are perfect to do with friends, kids, or even by yourself. These paper flowers are not only fun to make, but also don't require too much material. Plus, when you’re done you can hang them up in your office or home to brighten up a room. Have fun crafting!

5 Blooming Paper Flower Crafts

5 Blooming Paper Flower Crafts

5 Blooming Paper Flower Crafts 

5 Blooming Paper Flower Crafts

5 Blooming Paper Flower Crafts

5 Blooming Paper Flower Crafts

We hope these 5 blooming paper flower crafts brighten up your day! Another great idea for a rainy day is taking care of your seasonal maintenance. On our website, we have a Spring Car Care section that covers all the spring auto service your vehicle needs. If you haven’t gotten around to taking care of your car this season, schedule a service appointment with us online or give us a call. We’ll take great care of your vehicle and make sure you’re driving safely this season.


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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Helpful Tips to Improve Your Vehicle’s Fuel Efficiency

Helpful Tips to Improve Your Vehicle’s Fuel Efficiency

BAY CITY, Mich. – A summer full of road trips and fun is ahead, and the easiest way to save money on your next vacation is having a fuel-efficient car. Graff Bay City has plenty of great Chevy models that will lower your weekly gas bill, but if you’re not in the market for a new car here are some helpful tips to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
  1. Check your tire pressure monthly. On the inside of your driver door you’ll find the recommended PSI for your tires. Under-inflated tires will burn through more fuel, so keeping them properly inflated will give you more miles per gallon.
  2. Use cruise control as much as possible. When you’re driving on the freeway for a long period of time, turn on your cruise control and save you fuel. Cruise control will give you more miles to the gallon.
  3. Run all your errands in one trip. By making one big trip instead of a several smaller ones you’ll be saving your gas overtime. It may not seem like it, but starting up your car and running back and forth each time will use up more fuel in the long run. 
  4. Consider your driving style. The way you drive will have a huge impact on how much gas you go through. For example, if you slam on your brakes or accelerate quickly you’re going to burn through more gas than someone who accelerates and brakes gradually.
  5. Get rid of unnecessary items. If you’re the type of person who carries everything in their car, you may want to reconsider. The heavier your car is, the less miles you’re getting per gallon. We recommend getting rid of the unnecessary items you have sitting in your trunk and back seat to improve your fuel efficiency.
  6. Give your engine some love. Routine oil changes and other maintenance will go a long way. By giving your engine the routine maintenance it needs, you vehicle will not only last longer, but it will also get the best MPG possible.
Use these helpful tips to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency for great savings on gas this summer! If you haven’t taken a look at our Spring Car Care pages online, we highly recommend reading them over to make sure your vehicle is up-to-date on maintenance and able to perform its best this season. Learn about the maintenance your wipers, alignment, and tires need this spring and schedule an appointment with us online.

If you’re looking for a more fuel-efficient ride this summer, take a look at our Model Overview page for details on each Chevy available at Graff Bay City. You can even shop before coming into the dealership by checking out our inventory online. Feel free to schedule a test drive with us by giving us a call at (989) 684-4411.

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, April 27, 2016

5 Mother’s Day Crafts That She’ll Love

BAY CITY, Mich. – Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about ways to make her feel appreciated! Mom does a lot for us, and she’s no ordinary person, so we have to make sure whatever we decide to get her is as extraordinary as she is. Take a look at these 5 Mother’s Day crafts that she’ll love on her special day! These crafts are not only kid-friendly, but they can also be done together with the family.



5 Mother’s Day Crafts That She’ll Love





Make one, or make all 5 of these Mother’s Day crafts that she’ll love! If you really want to show Mom some appreciation this year, check out our Spring Car Care section online and schedule a service appointment for her to make sure her car is safe and ready for the season! You can also take a look at our Spring Cleaning page to get some tips on cleaning the inside and outside of her vehicle. We know she’ll love that!

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, April 25, 2016

Graff Gives Back to Give Local Bay & Will Hold a 1-Day Telethon

Graff Gives Back to Give Local Bay & Holds 1-Day Telethon

BAY CITY, Mich. – Through the month of April and May Graff will be giving back to the community in a new way. Graff gives back to Give Local Bay & will hold a 1-day telethon. Give Local Bay is a partner of the National Give Local America organization, but Give Local Bay focuses on just the Bay County region.

Our customers know how much we love to give back to the community! Being involved in local organizations and events doesn’t just make us your local dealership, but your friendly neighbor, too. Give Local Bay helps our local Bay County organizations. They donate to non-profits for animals, art, health, youth development, and plenty more.

You can help us give back to Bay County by coming into Graff Bay City within the next couple of months! For every vehicle purchased in April and May we’ll donate $10 to Give Local Bay. If you’re not in need of a new vehicle this spring, schedule a service appointment with us. For every auto service done we’re going to donate $0.25.

On May 3rd, from 12:00am to 11:59pm, we're having a 1-Day Telethon to raise money for local non-profit organizations! All donations are helping our community in one way or another. Any amount that you are able to donate can help! 35 Bay County non-profits are participating, and you can check them all out online on Give Local Bay's website under the 'Discover Nonprofits' section. On the day of the Telethon, you'll be able to choose which nonprofit you'd like to make your donation to. Every donation that is made will qualify the non-profit agency you select for a portion of the $35,000 incentive pool. Then, every hour there will be prizes for the nonprofits as well. Donations can be made online at givelocalbay.org. We're also accepting cash and check donations at the Pere Marquette Depot between 8:30am-7pm. 

Get your vehicle ready for the season with our new spring car care section on our website! Learn about the routine maintenance your needs this season for your wiper blades, tires, fluids, alignment, and more. There’s even a section on spring car cleaning, so you’ll have the best looking car on the road this spring! Schedule an appointment at our service center online 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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Friday, April 22, 2016

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Offers It All

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Offers It All

BAY CITY, Mich. – The Cruze has been Chevrolet’s number one selling car since 2008, and this year’s model will be no different! The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze offers it all and more. It has new looks, awesome fuel efficiency, and technology to boot. Let's talk about what makes the 2016 Cruze so great: 

Drivers of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze can look forward to an EPA-estimated 42MPG on the highway. The L, LS, and LT models will sweep the competition because it offers the highest fuel economy in its segment. For the top-of-the-line trim level, the Cruze Premier offers drivers an EPA-estimated 40MPG on the highway.

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze offers it all with a standard direct-injected 1.4L Ecotec turbo engine. Thanks to a leaner and more defined body style, the Cruze is almost 250-lbs lighter for the L, LS, and LT trim levels. Drivers will also love saving gas with the stop/start technology the car uses.

Drivers will enjoy the supreme comfort the Cruze offers. The features like leather heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and an acoustically designed quiet cabin make for an unmatched driving experience. Although the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is considered a compact car, it’s still functional with 60/40 split-folding rear seats giving you plenty of cargo space.

Other safety and technology features Cruze drivers will love include:
  • 4G LTE WiFi
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • 10 standard airbags
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist

The Cruze is only getting bigger and better this fall with an all-new hatchback model, plus a diesel model making a return in 2017. If you’re looking for a sporty car that’s both compact and fun to drive, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze offers it all and is the perfect option for you! Take a look at our inventory online or come into Graff Bay City to take one for a test drive today.

If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, we recommend checking out our Spring Car Care pages online. Learn all about the maintenance your wipers, tires, and car fluids need this season to stay safe on the road. You can schedule your spring service appointment with our expert technicians online.

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, April 21, 2016

Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet

Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet

BAY CITY, Mich.- On April 22nd, Earth Day, we'll be celebrating our amazing planet! Now more than ever, we're aware of our impact on the environment. The good news is that Chevy vehicles are reducing emissions and are becoming more fuel efficient! Today serves as a great reminder for us to do our part to preserve planet earth. Converting to a more fuel efficient Chevrolet vehicle is a great first step, be here are a few more Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet in your everyday life!

Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet:
1. Unplug electronic appliances. Even when they aren't turned on, electronic appliances that are plugged into a power source still draw energy, which means you're wasting energy.

2. Shop the local farmer's market. Not only is the carbon impact of items from your farmer's market lower due to reduced transportation, but the food is almost always organic meaning no chemical pesticides have been used.

3. Buy and use a lunch box. Think about how waste-free you can make your lunch by using reusable containers, a reusable water bottle, and reusable utensils.

4. Install a new shower head. If you take a 10 minute shower every morning, you're likely using over 9,000 gallons of water per year. By switching to an EPA approved shower head you could save over 3,000 gallons of water per year!

5. Fill up the dishwasher. If you have a modern dishwasher, you don't need to rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. In addition, wait until the dishwasher is full before turning it on.

6. Use the shades. Save money and energy by lowering your window shades. In the summer, they will keep the sun and heat out and in the winter they will keep cold drafts at a minimum.

7. Switch to natural household products. Regular household cleaning products can be incredibly toxic and have actually been cited as the second largest air pollutants in major U.S. cities!

8. Start a compost. You can greatly reduce the amount of household trash by composting.

9. Dispose of old electronics the right way. When electronics are dumped in landfills and exposed to high heat, they release toxic chemicals into the air, water, and ground. So either sell them online, or take them to the proper location in your city to get rid of them.

10. Walk instead of drive. If you're going a short distance, get some exercise and fresh air. With the weather being so nice out, you don't need to drive everywhere.

11. Pay your bills online. Not only will this save on paper, but it's also more convenient for you!

12. Stop using plastic or paper bags at the grocery store. Many grocery chains and stores offer reusable bags for a small price and unlimited use. Think about how much plastic you'll save in a month!

If you're looking to reduce your carbon impact by switching to a more fuel efficient vehicle like the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic or the 2016 Chevrolet Spark. If you're satisfied with the vehicle you're already driving, take a look at our Spring Car Care pages. By performing routine maintenance on your vehicle, you'll get the best fuel-efficiency possible. Schedule your spring service appointment at Graff Bay City today.

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, April 14, 2016

Downloadable 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

BAY CITY, Mich.- The 2016 Chevrolet 3500HD has everything you need in a truck! From three different engine choices, best-in-class towing capabilities, and the best technology features there’s no way you can’t be impressed with this truck. To learn more about the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, download your free brochure today.


2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Downloadable Brochure

You can always be confident about your safety in the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. Chevrolet offers the best safety features around, so there’s nothing you have to worry about on the road. Enjoy features like Safety Alert Driver Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, rear vision camera, and Front and Rear Park Assist. Also available is OnStar Automatic Crash Response, but only if you have an OnStar account activated. OnStar will keep you connected and can help in any situation.

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is available in many different cab types including the regular cab, 4-door double cab, and the crew cab. Choose between different trim levels as well with the WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country. There’s no shortage of customization options with three different engines too. Choose between the Vortec 6.0L V8, Vortec 6.0L V8 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), and the Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8.

Download the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Brochure to learn more about options and features, then come into Graff Bay City for a test drive! 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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