Tuesday, December 6, 2016

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

BAY CITY, Mich. –– The holiday season is a time to indulge with as many sweets as you can sample! However, cookies always tend to take the spotlight. Not that that's a bad thing of course, but we thought it might be nice to inspire you to try something different this year. So, we've compiled a list of eight Christmas treat recipes for the holiday season that will delight kids from ages one to 92!

Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

Your little elves will think these are the cutest treats they've ever had!

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

Peanut Clusters

There's not much to dislike about these. But be careful, they can be highly addictive!

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

Grinch Popcorn

The favorite snack of every Who down in Whoville!

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

Coconut Snowballs

A coconut dream that will warm you up on snowy nights.

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

Holiday Puppy Chow

Perfect for putting out as a decorative piece for visitors to munch on.

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

White Chocolate Cover Pretzels

These beautiful creations will look as good in a picture as they will taste in your mouth!

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

Jingle Bell Bites

The red and green sprinkles are a perfect way to put a festive spin on these shortbread crowd-pleasers.

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

Gingerbread Men Cookies

We know we said there wouldn't be any cookies on this list. But we feel that the classic gingerbread men have been under-represented as of late and need to make a comeback! David

8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

Need more yueltide inspiration? Check out these eight Christmas treat recipes for the holiday season and other crafts and decorations on our 'Tis the Season Pinterest Board! Also, why not make things easy on Santa this year and take a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Bay City! Prepare for the cold winter ahead by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

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, December 2, 2016

Michigan Begins Construction on Self-Driving Vehicle Test Facility

BAY CITY, Mich. –– State of Michigan officials have officially begun construction on a new self-driving vehicle test facility in Willow Run on the old grounds of the famed Arsenal of Democracy factory during World War II. The nonprofit, American Center for Mobility (ACM) will serve as a national proving ground for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Michigan Begins Construction on Self-Driving Vehicle Test Facility

Automakers are excited to use the facility now, as John Maddox, ACM’s CEO, claims to have received 45 letters of support from OEMs, major suppliers, and others who are interested in using the facility. General Motors, Ford and Toyota have all expressed enthusiasm for the project, and the engineering group SAE International has already signed a memorandum of understanding to use the facility in hopes of creating and evaluating standards for new transportation technology.

A portion of the facility will be dedicated to highway-style testing of self-driving vehicles, and is expected to open as early as December 2017. While other portions of the proving ground are to become operational in gradual phases. Parts of the highway loop will incorporate the use of public roads, and a 700-foot curved tunnel will be built as part of the test track.

Michigan Begins Construction on Self-Driving Vehicle Test Facility

Michigan's government leaders have begun construction on a self-driving vehicle test facility where a factory once stood that built B-24 bombers at the rate of a plane per hour. Officials hope that the facility will ensure that the state stays relevant in the auto industry for decades to come.

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, November 29, 2016

DIY Christmas Ornaments

BAY CITY, Mich. –– This time of year, we are treated to the beautiful sight of Christmas trees with all of their lights and ornaments. Your own tree is probably filled with charming and sentimental ornaments you've collected over the years. This year, why not add some homemade cheer to your decorations? You can make these DIY Christmas ornaments by yourself or use them as a craft to do with your kids.

Sprinkles Ornament

Cute and colorful, these will be your little one's favorite ornaments to make.

DIY Christmas Ornaments


Scrabble Tile Ornament

We love the ingenuity of this ornament. Plus, you can write nearly anything! Let it snow, Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells to name a few.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Popsicle Stick Sled

Another easy, kid-friendly ornament that leaves room for a lot of customization!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Pine Cone Bow Ornament

A simple and elegant ornament that will give your tree a rustic feel.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Popsicle Christmas Tree

Add some color and fun to your tree!

DIY Christmas Ornaments


Mason Jar Ornaments

This beautiful snowglobe-like ornament will impress all of your family on Christmas day.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Need more holiday inspiration? Check out these DIY Christmas ornaments and other crafts and decorations on our 'Tis the Season Pinterest Board! Also, why not make things easy on Santa this year and take a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Bay City Prepare for the cold winter ahead by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

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, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Once the delicious splendor of Thanksgiving dinner is over, don't be content with just reheating your leftovers on Friday. Get creative, and treat your taste buds to another round of savory goodness with these terrific Thanksgiving leftovers recipes. 


Stuffing Eggs in a Basket

Rise and shine with a post-Thanksgiving breakfast that you'll want every weekend! These are super simple and great for a crowd if you have family staying with you!



Mashed Potato Waffles

Got leftover mashed potatoes? Make them into waffles topped with some cheese! Or even better have them alongside your Stuffing Eggs in a Basket!



Thanksgiving Leftover Grilled Cheese

When lunch time rolls around, grab the leftover turkey and cranberry sauce for the most amazing grilled cheese you've ever had!



Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup

If you want to warm up with something a little more comforting, throw it all in the crock pot with this soup recipe!



Turkey Pot Pie

Last but not least, use up the rest of your Thanksgiving leftovers while feeding the whole family! Perfect for this time of year!



After (or before) you enjoy these delicious Thanksgiving leftovers recipes, if you're ready to shop 'til you drop on Black Friday, don't forget that we have some exclusive offers including 20% off 2016 vehicles in stock! Prepare for the cold winter ahead by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

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, November 17, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named MOTOR TREND Car of the Year

BAY CITY, Mich. –– The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV was recently named the 2017 Car of the Year by MOTOR TREND. The 2017 Bolt is Chevrolet's affordable new electric car with an EPA-estimated 238 miles range on a full charge. This marks the fourth MOTOR TREND award in the last three years for Chevy.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named MOTOR TREND Car of the Year

MOTOR TREND is internationally recognized as a leader in the automotive industry and is renowned for their annual Car of the Year, SUV of the Year and Truck of the Year awards. In addition to the 2017 Bolt, Chevy has had the Camaro win 2016 Car of the Year, and the Colorado win 2015 and 2016 Truck of the Year.

“Chevrolet is the fastest-growing full-line retail brand in the industry thanks to an exceptional vehicle lineup, which includes ground-breaking products like the Bolt EV,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Being recognized once again as MOTOR TREND Car of the Year is a great honor for the entire Chevrolet team.”

The remarkably innovative 2017 Bolt is the first electric vehicle to achieve a 200-plus mile driving range. In fact, the Bolt's 238-mile range is five times the mileage needed for the average daily commute of 40 miles allowing you to potentially go multiple of days without having to charge the battery.

Additional features include:
  • Electronic precision shift
  • Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle
  • 17" painted aluminum wheels
  • 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen
  • Rear vision camera 
  • Michelin self-sealing tires
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named MOTOR TREND Car of the Year

General Motors and Chevrolet are committed to advancing eco-friendly automotive technology are immesnly proud of the 2017 Bolt EV winning the MOTOR TREND Car of the Year. They mark this acheivement as a major step towards bringing affordable and capable eco-friendly vehicles that can meet all the needs of average consumers. Your safety on the road is also a chief concern at Graff Bay City and we recommend following our Fall Car Care steps to get your vehicle ready for the harsh winter weather to come. Or, stop by our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center for assistance. 

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, November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Ask all of your family what their favorite dish of Thanksgiving dinner is, you'll get a variety of answers. Some like stuffing. Some like potatoes. Some like the cranberry sauce. But for the most part, all of the different dishes are well liked. There isn't as much consensus on Thanksgiving dessert. You either love pumpkin pie or you don't. So, we've decided to compile a list of delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipes to appease everyone on turkey day.

Pear Raspberry Tart

A low-effort, fruity delight that will be a favorite for all ages.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Coconut Cream Pie 

A chocolate and coconut dream! Creamy and delicious, this pie has a chocolate wafer crust.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Cornbread Pudding

This dessert is for the family members who want another bit of dinner!

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Butterscotch-Banana Trifle

There's not much to dislike about this dessert. A trifle with fresh banana, banana chips, and toffee pieces. It takes a little more effort to make, but it's worth it.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

A perfect compromise for the young kids or family members who may not like pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Cranberry Apple Crisp

This delicious treat is sweet, tart, and a little bit healthier than the other recipes on this list. Just a little bit.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

A more decadent dessert there is not. This is easily our favorite recipe on the list.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Cinnamon Crunch Bread Pudding

A new take on an old favorite. This dessert has every flavor and taste sensation you will ever want.


Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

So take this year as opportunity to start a new family tradition with any of these Thanksgiving dessert recipes. Also, make sure to get your vehicle ready for the trip to Thanksgiving dinner by visiting our Fall Car Care pages today for a closer look at suggested vehicle seasonal care. If you are ready to schedule your fall car care service appointment, you can visit us online or give us a call at (989) 684-4411 and one of our certified technicians will be happy to help!

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, November 10, 2016

30 Things to Be Thankful for

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Thanksgiving is not only a great time to think about all of the things you're thankful for that may be obvious, but we encourage you to appreciate all the little things that brighten your days as well. If you need some inspiration or a good answer for Thanksgiving dinner, we've come up with a list of 30 things to be thankful for. Feel free to pass them off as your own!



1. Good health - Not to be taken for granted.
2. Shelter & safety - It's a crazy world out there, but many of us are lucky enough to have a roof over our heads and be safe.
3. Family - You love them no matter what, and they do too.
4. Friends - Could you really make it without them?
5. Our Armed Service members - We can't thank them enough.
6. Pets - Fuzzy, cuddly friends!
7. Pumpkin pie, stuffing, and all the other Thanksgiving dinner favorites - *Mouth begins to water*
8. Leftovers - Arguably better than the original meal.
9. Laughter - It's the best medicine.
10. Netflix - Better than air.
11. Books - They're like Netflix, but on paper!
12. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate - Hot drinks in a warm mug are unmatched.
13. Chocolate - Best consumed with #15
14. Sunsets - Fall sunsets give summer ones a run for their money.
15. Peanut butter - Best consumed with #13
16. Wool socks - If you're lucky, you'll probably be getting another pair for Christmas from Mom.
17. Leftover candy from Halloween - If it's not stale yet.
18. Music - Perhaps life's greatest treasure.
19. Karaoke - SWEEEETTT CAROLINE! BAH, BAH, BAHHH!
20. Vehicle safety - We care about your safety on the road. We carry some of the safest vehicles on the road, like the 2016 Chevy Malibu which was named an IIAH Top Safety Pick!
21. The Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving day - They may not win, but they will be playing.
22. The National Dog Show - The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has nothing on the dog show.
23. Blanket forts - You're never too old.
24. Handwritten notes - Making people feel extra special since email was invented.
25. Weekends - No explanation needed.
26. The snooze button - Hit it again!
27. Bubble wrap - *pop*
28. Movie theatre popcorn - Extra butter please.
29. Pets - Did we say this one already?
30. Yourself - "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!" - Dr. Seuss

We hope our list of 30 things to be thankful for will inspire you to not take the good things in your life for granted. Also, as we mentioned in our list above, your safety on the road is our chief concern at Graff Bay City and we recommend following our Fall Car Care steps to get your vehicle ready for the harsh winter weather to come. Or, stop by our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center for assistance.

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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