Friday, June 24, 2016

5 Family Road Trip Games

BAY CITY, Mich. – If your family is planning a road trip this summer make sure you don’t hear the words “I’m bored” or “are we there yet?” during your trip. With our 5 family road trip games, your time in the car will fly by! Everyone from the young kids to your teenagers will have fun with scavenger hunts, showing off their movie knowledge, and even playing the classic I SPY game. At Graff Bay City we want to make your road trip fun with games but also with the vehicle you drive! So pack up the family in something spacious like the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse and take a look below at how these games will make your next road trip unforgettable!

I SPY
Everyone loves this classic game! It can occupy every passenger from when you pull out of the driveway to when you reach your destination! To keep track of your different discoveries you can use print outs like the one below:

5 Family Road Trip Games

Cow Game
This game takes back road driving to a new level. The rules are simple, shout “my cow” when you see a cow on your side of the vehicle and earn a point. Bonus points if you see a cow from the other side of the car before someone else does!

5 Family Road Trip Games

Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunts keeps everyone aware of their surroundings and is a great way to pass the time when you are in the car for many hours. Below you can get easy print outs, or you can create your own list of findings for your family’s next travel adventure.

5 Family Road Trip Games

License Plate Game
Another classic game that we played when we were young. Everyone knows the rules, try to find as many different state license plates as you can! Make sure to write a list of each state, or you can access print outs below to help you keep track.

5 Family Road Trip Games

The Movie Game
This game is fun if you have older kids, or huge movie buffs in the car! Start by naming a famous actor/actress. The next person names a movie they starred in. The next person names ANOTHER actor/actress from the same movie. Then the third person names another movie that starred the previous actor/actress mentioned. It’s a fun game to test your movie knowledge! 

5 Family Road Trip Games

Your upcoming vacation will be a blast with our 5 family road trip games. Everyone will have fun looking for out of state license plates, or road signs, or even cows! At Graff Bay City we want you to make the most of your summer vacation. Which is why you should start your planning by visiting our sales team at our dealership. We can help you find the perfect vehicle that is great for traveling. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is perfect for the whole family. The convenient cargo space can adjust to the luggage you travel with, the advanced technologies like 4G LTE Wi-Fi keeps you connected no matter where you are, and the top safety features keep everyone safe on the road. Contact our team at Graff Bay City and schedule a test drive for the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse.

Additional to having games ready for your trip, you will want to make sure your current vehicle is ready for the road. Visit the Summer Car Care pages on our website for ways to keep your vehicle in great condition during the summer months. With service tips on your cooling and A/C systems, external lights, and fuel system your car will be prepared to keep everyone safe and cool in the car while giving the vehicle the best fuel efficiency. You can also discover different sun protection tips for your car, truck, SUV, or crossover’s exterior and interior. And we even discuss different cosmetic repairs you can work on while the weather is nice. If your ready to schedule your next summer car care appointment, the experts at our Graff Bay City Service Center are here for you. Schedule your appointment 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, June 23, 2016

Chevrolet Proved to Dominate the Competition with the Silverado Steel Truck Bed

Chevrolet Proved to Dominate the Competition with the Silverado Steel Truck Bed

BAY CITY, Mich. – Chevrolet has amplified their heavy-duty truck label in the Silverado, starting with the truck bed. By advancing the vehicle's structure with different materials, Chevrolet proved to dominate the competition with the Silverado steel truck bed. The high strength steel alloy truck bed was created with a special roll forming process to enhance the material’s strength. But Chevrolet didn’t just want to make a new steel bed, they wanted to make sure it could withstand the toughest scenarios against the leading competitor's aluminum truck bed. Below are a few ways the steel bed and aluminum bed were put to the test.

Laboratory testing:
Both beds were tested in GM’s Research and Development Laboratory. By using a machine fitted wedge striker, GM tested the amount of energy impact the truck beds could withstand until the material was punctured. The tests resulted with the aluminum bed receiving punctures after 40 joules of impact-energy, and the steel bed didn’t see punctures until at 90 joules of impact energy.

Landscaping blocks test:
Chevrolet performed 12 landscaping block tests where 825 pounds of landscaping blocks were dropped in both the aluminum and steel beds (without lining). Out of the 12 demonstrations the aluminum bed saw a significant amount of punctures, averaging 4.3 holes per demonstration. The Silverado steel bed saw only dents and no punctures after 12 demonstrations. 

Chevrolet Proved to Dominate the Competition with the Silverado Steel Truck Bed

Toolbox test:
There were 14 toolbox tests performed where Chevrolet dropped an empty metal toolbox from the same location of both truck beds. The results concluded the aluminum bed saw 1 toolbox dent and 13 toolbox punctures. The steel bed saw 12 dents and only 2 punctures. 

After putting both the aluminum and the steel bed to the test, Chevrolet proved to dominate the competition with the Silverado steel truck bed. The new Silverado steel bed was made to help customers haul their toys, cargo, and tools without worrying about the condition of their vehicle. To get a hands-on feel of the Chevrolet Silverado, visit our sales team at Graff Bay City. You can get behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and discover why everyone loves the heavy-duty truck. Contact our dealership and schedule your test-drive today.

Make sure your current vehicle is Silverado strong with our new Summer Car Care pages! Our new seasonal maintenance section will walk you through the importance of your fuel system, cooling and A/C system, and your external lights during the summer season. Our Summer Car Care also offers vehicle cosmetic repair suggestions and sun protection tips for your car, truck, SUV, or crossover’s interior and exterior. To schedule your summer car care appointment, contact our Graff Bay City Service Center online or call 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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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lease Pre-Owned Vehicles at Graff Bay City

GM Certified Pre-Owned Leasing Program with Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, MI


BAY CITY, Mich. – JUST ANNOUNCED: Lease certified pre-owned vehicles at Graff Bay City! Now drivers can get the best of both worlds: the 172-point inspection that comes with certified pre-owned vehicles and the low payment options of a lease, thanks to the new GM Certified Pre-Owned Leasing Program at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, MI. Until now, leasing a vehicle was only available on new cars, trucks, SUV, or crossovers! With the new GM Certified Pre-Owned Leasing Program, you can enjoy the benefits of leasing on select 2013-2015 model year certified pre-owned vehicles.

The GM Certified Pre-Owned Leasing Program at Graff Bay City Includes:
  • Competitive Payment Options on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles
  • Available on 2013-2015 Models
  • 36 & 48 Month Term Options
  • Standard mileage is 15,000 miles per year, Maximum allowable 25,000 miles per year
  • Single Payment & Monthly Payment Option Flexibility
  • All CPO Leases Include GAP Coverage
Why is Graff Bay City's GM Certified Pre-Owned Leasing Program so exciting?
Leasing a vehicle is great option for drivers who do not want to purchase a vehicle, but want to experience a new vehicle more often while enjoying lower monthly payments. Plus, this new program offers you the option to select up to 25,000 miles per year on your lease – which is much higher than what is typically offered with new vehicle leases!

Until now, leasing was only available on new vehicles, but this new program at Graff Bay City allows you to lease used vehicles! Each certified pre-owned car, truck, SUV, or crossover is put through a 172-point vehicle inspection, which is required for it to become a GM certified pre-owned vehicle. This thorough inspection means the vehicle has met GM’s strict factory-set standards, giving you the confidence and reliability you want in a vehicle.


So, not only are you getting great deal by leasing rather than buying, but you're also getting the benefits of a GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicle - reliability that's has been put to the test. Take advantage of the Pre-Owned Leasing Program at Graff Bay City to enjoy the leasing benefits you love in selected 2013-2015 certified pre-owned vehicles that match your budget. To learn more about the leasing process visit our How to Lease Guide. You can stay up to date with our current certified pre-owned lease vehicles available for lease on our Program Page, or contact our team 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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Friday, June 17, 2016

Sports Family Survival Kit for the Car

 Sports Family Survival Kit for the Car

BAY CITY, Mich. – Summer has arrived and that means travel sports teams. When you are running the kids from the soccer field, to the baseball diamond, and then to the tennis courts, you want to make sure you are prepared for anything. At Graff Bay City we know the sports weekends can be busy, that is why we put together 10 items for a sports family survival kit for the car! Now you can be prepared for any accidents, inclement weather, and hungry kids. Take a look below at some of the items you could include in your survival kit:
  • First Aid Kit – Be ready for any kind of accident. A proper first aid kit is good to have for scratches and cuts, but can also be helpful incase of an emergency. First Aid kit supplies could include: band aids, antiseptic, bandage wraps, and medical tape. 
  • Wet Naps – Whether it is to wipe up dirt and grass stains, or to clean messy food hands, these will become an essential for your vehicle. Wet naps are a great universal tool to get a quick clean. 
  • Sunscreen – Even if the sun is not shining, the UV rays can cause burns and damage to your skin on overcast days. Protect yourself and your athletes with the proper SPF number. 
  • Paper Towels – Paper towels is another great universal tool that are helpful for cleaning up messy athletes. They can also be useful to hold food or clean the car. 
  • Travel Snacks – Every athlete is hungry when they are done playing a game or tournament. Be prepared to feed hungry bellies with a few travel snacks. Trail mix, fruit, veggies, or granola bars are easy and portable options. 
  • Bottled Water – Having bottled water on hand quenches thirsty kids, but it is also good to have for cleaning messes any time.
  • Chap stick – Fight chapped lips by keeping a stick around. Chap sticks also come with UV protection so you can keep lips from getting burned as well. 
  • Camping Folding Chairs/Blanket – While you worry about the athletes, don’t forget yourself! Keep a few chairs or a blanket in the car for when it’s time to sit back and watch the game. 
  • Umbrella/Poncho – It is the summer season and rain happens, even when we least expect it. Always be ready with some rain protection gear!
  • Sunglasses – Keeping an extra pair of sunglasses is great for the really sunny days. You never know who might forget their pair. 
 Sports Family Survival Kit for the Car

With our sports family survival kit for the car you can be ready for what ever will come your way during the busy tournament weekends. If you are looking for a vehicle that will keep up with your busy summer then stop into Graff Bay City! We can get you behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. You will love the cargo space, entertainment technologies, and top safety features in this family crossover vehicle. Contact our sales team to schedule a test-drive today!

If you are looking to get your current vehicle ready for the busy sports-filled summer then visit our Summer Car Care pages on our website. Our Summer Car Care will take you through the importance of getting your external lights, fuel system, and cooling and A/C system serviced. It will also discuss the different cosmetic repairs that can be done during the warmer months, and it offers different sun protection tips for your vehicle’s interior and exterior. Schedule your Summer Car Care appointment with the Graff Bay City Service Center and we will have you on the road in no time.

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, June 15, 2016

Chevrolet’s Silverado Gained Maximum Performance With A New Air Intake System

 Chevrolet’s Silverado Gained Maximum Performance With A New Air Intake System

BAY CITY, Mich. -- Chevrolet knew they wanted to get more from the engine of the Silverado HD. By working on the air intake with many challenging real-world driving conditions, Chevrolet found a way to get the Silverado performing better than before. Chevrolet’s Silverado gained maximum performance with a new air intake system. The new air intake system provides dry cool air to the Silverado engine during any kind of weather.

How does the air intake system help?

The new air intake system provides 60 percent of the air to the diesel engine of the Silverado HD. With the new system the air provided to the engine is closer to the temperature of the outside air, which is much cooler than the air under the hood. Cooler air helps the engine maintain full power and speed even while the truck is trailering in tough weather conditions.

Dry and clean air also helps the Silverado HD diesel engine. The air intake system includes an air/water separator that provides combustion-enhancing dry air for the engine to get maximum performance. In the system the air enters a special air filter chamber that specially separates the humidity from the air before it is sent to the engine.

What makes the air intake system so successful?

To have the amount of success from the air filtering system, it is specially designed on top of the hood of the Silverado. The hood scoop is what provides the 60 percent of the air intake. There is also a ram-air effect that occurs when the Silverado HD is driving at highway speeds, this helps pack more air into the engine through the front fenders and pulls an additional 40 percent of air.

By providing cooler, dryer air to the engine, Chevrolet’s Silverado gained maximum performance with a new air intake system. After testing the Silverado in weather conditions from light rain to monsoon like conditions, from light snow to wind driven hail, the Silverado HD’s new air intake system has successfully enhanced the performance of the diesel engine. 

 Chevrolet’s Silverado Gained Maximum Performance With A New Air Intake System

If you are interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado then visit our team at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, MI! We will set you up with a test drive of one of Chevrolet’s toughest pick up trucks. Experience the comfort with the towing experience that the Silverado provides. To schedule your test drive, contact our sales professionals at Graff Bay City!

If you want to get the best performance out of your current vehicle this summer, visit our Summer Car Care page! We discuss the importance of servicing your cooling and A/C system, your fuel system, and your external lights during the warm season. We also discuss cosmetic repairs that you can work on while the weather is warm, and offer sun protection tips for your vehicle’s interior and exterior. To schedule your Summer Car Care appointment contact our Graff Bay City Service Center 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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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Summer Car Care at Graff Bay City

Summer Car Care at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Summer is the season of crazy road trips and fun in the sun! Making sure your vehicle is ready to take you on all your adventures this season is important, and Summer Car Care at Graff Bay City can help you do just that. Our new pages are focused on keeping you safe and keeping your vehicle performing optimally all this summer, and plenty of seasons to come. In our summer car care pages you’ll learn about the maintenance your cooling and A/C system, exterior lights, and fuel system need to help you hit the open road with no problems. Keep your vehicle looking great this summer with our cosmetic fixes and sun protection pages as well. Schedule your Summer Car Care at Graff Bay City today. Read a little more on each summer car care topic:

Summer Car Care at Graff Bay City

Cooling & A/C Systems: Stay cool all summer long with the proper seasonal maintenance for your A/C and cooling system. Read through our A/C and Cooling System Maintenance page to learn about warning signs and services that each system has.

Exterior Lights: Your exterior lights are often overlooked when it comes to your vehicle’s routine maintenance, but it’s one of your most important safety components. Learn about the type of exterior lights your vehicle has, how to replace a bulb, and the type of bulbs that the Department of Transportation allows all on our Exterior Light Maintenance page.

Fuel System: Having a clean and healthy fuel system is crucial to your vehicle’s performance and efficiency. On our Fuel System Maintenance page you’ll learn about the function of your fuel system, how to maintain it, and the warning signs that it may need to be serviced.

Sun Protection: Get the best Sun Protection Tips from this page of our summer car care. Keeping your vehicle protected during the summer months will prolong the life of your vehicle and have it looking great all season long.

Cosmetic Fixes: Our Cosmetic Vehicle Fixes page will explain why summer is the best month to take care of those minor damages. Getting the dents and dings out of your car will not only keep your vehicle looking its best, but it will prolong its life and prevent future damage.

We want to make sure you’re safe on all your summer adventures, and seasonal maintenance is key. Our Summer Car Care pages will help you with your cooling and A/C system, fuel system, and exterior light maintenance. It will also give you tips on cosmetic fixes and sun protectionSummer Car Care at Graff Bay City will not only keep you and your passengers safe, but it will keep your vehicle running correctly and efficiently too. Our team of ASE Certified service technicians are happy to take care of your summer maintenance. We service all make and models at our Graff Bay City Service Center. Schedule your summer car care appointment online or over the phone by calling (989) 684-4411.

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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Friday, June 10, 2016

5 Ways to Decorate for Father’s Day

BAY CITY, Mich. – Everyone likes a party, including dad. Make dad feel special this Father’s Day with a party he will never forget. With Graff Bay City’s 5 ways to decorate for Father’s Day, you can make memories that will last forever. If your dad loves fishing, golf, or superheroes, we have some decoration ideas for you! So celebrate all of the dads in your life with a fun party that everyone will enjoy.






 5 Ways to Decorate for Father’s Day

Dad will love a day with his favorite food, favorite people, and amazing decorations! Give that special dad in your life a day to remember with our 5 ways to decorate for Father’s Day. Want to make Father’s Day even more special? Bring dad to Graff Bay City to test drive a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500! Your dad will love the heavy-duty power behind on of Chevrolet’s most popular pickup trucks. Not only will he love the feel and drive of a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500, but he will love the Silverado Max Trailering Package that is available with the 1500 model. How can we make the Silverado 1500 even better? The Silverado Max Trailering package is available for leased vehicles as well. Contact our experts at Graff Bay City for more details.

Not sure on whether buying or leasing a vehicle is right for you? We have you covered! You can visit our Buying vs. Leasing page on Graff Bay City for all of your buying and leasing questions. You can also visit our How to Buy and How to Lease pages for a more in depth look at both the buying process and the leasing process with Graff Bay City’s financing team. If you have more questions on financing, contact our team 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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