Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ArtClash 2016 Will Be Hosted At Graff Bay City!

ArtClash 2016 Will Be Hosted At Graff Bay City!

BAY CITY, Mich. – Last year Graff Bay City hosted ArtClash 2015 and this year we are doing it again! ArtClash is a unique and exciting art competition through our partnership with Do-All, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides training, work, and employment support to people with developmental and other disabilities. ArtClash 2016 will be hosted at Graff Bay City on Saturday, April 23rd, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. You can purchase your tickets today!

Graff Bay City could not be more excited to be hosting this year's ArtClash event! ArtClash is a 3-hour LIVE juried art competition, giving local artists the opportunity to showcase their talent! Contestants have three hours to create their masterpieces, which will then be judged by faculty and local art professionals. The prizes will be awarded as follows –––
  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $350
  • 3rd Place: $200
  • 4th-10th Place: $50 each
  • People’s Choice: $100
  • Youth: $50

The winning art pieces will be available for purchase during a live auction immediately following the event. Even if contestants do not place in the top 10, their pieces will still be available for sale! The best part of this auction is that the talented artists will receive 50% of the sale price and the other 50% will benefit Do-Art Studio & Gallery!

If you’d like to register for ArtClash 2016, sign-up fast! The competition is limited to 65 artists. Registration contracts can be found online on Do-All, Inc.’s website and they must be submitted by April 15th.

Another option to attending this awesomely creative event is to sponsor. If your business is interested there are four different levels you can choose from:
  • Sponsor an ArtClash Artist: $50
    • Business card ad in the event program
  • Work of Art: $250
    • 4 Tickets
    • Quarter-page ad in the event program
    • Advertising on any promotional materials
  • Classic: $500
    • 4 event tickets
    • Half-page ad in the event program
    • Advertising on any promotional materials
  • Masterpiece: $1,000
    • 6 event tickets
    • Full page ad in the event program
    • Advertising on any promotional materials

We are looking forward to hosting ArtClash 2016 at Graff Bay City! If you are interested in registering, sponsoring, or purchasing tickets for this awesome event, visit GraffBayCity.com.

Get your vehicle ready for spring with the Graff Bay City service experts. We've made a new section on our website that teaches you the importance of spring maintenance for your wipers, tires, alignment, and more. Check out our spring car care section today to be prepared for the 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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Spring Car Care at Graff Bay City

Spring Car Care at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Your safety on the road is our number one priority. That’s why we’ve made an entire section on our website for your spring car care at Graff Bay City. Routine maintenance and the right auto service will keep your vehicle performing its best all season long and prolong its life. Under our service section on the website, you’ll find our new spring car care tips that will keep you safe on season long. Learn about the proper routine maintenance for your wipers, tires, fluids, alignment, and suspension. There’s even a section on spring cleaning for your car! Keeping your vehicle clean will keep you stay focused on the road, and prolong the life of the materials that make up your car inside and out. Find out more about each topic with the list below. Get ready for spring with our service experts at Graff Bay City! 

Spring Car Care at Graff Bay City:

Spring Car Care at Graff Bay City

Wipers: Your wiper blades are essential in every season, but especially in the spring. Spring weather brings a lot of rain, and to keep you safe on the road at all times it’s important to have wiper blades that are in good condition. Head on over our spring wiper blade care page to learn about the signs wear and tear. If you’re unsure about your wiper blades feel free to come into our Service Center at Graff Bay City, and we’ll help you find new ones and install them.

Tires: Spring tire care involved checking your treads, rotating your tires, and replacing them as needed. Spring is also a good time to take those winter tires off, and replace them with a set of all season tires. New spring tires will ensure you have the traction you need on rainy roads and always keep you safe. If you’re unsure about your tires’ condition, take a look at our spring tire care page. Our service experts can install, rotate, and inspect your tires today. Schedule your spring service appointment with us online.

Alignment & Suspension: Your alignment and suspension affect your vehicle’s overall performance, but with the right spring car care your ride will always be nice and easy. Your routine spring wheel alignment will keep your vehicle driving straight every ride and your suspension service will keep your ride smooth for miles to come. Take a look at our spring alignment and suspension care page to learn about the signs your vehicle needs to be serviced. Make your spring alignment and suspension appointment today.

Fluids: Your fluids play a huge role in your vehicle’s performance and lifespan. Your spring fluid care includes checking the levels, flushing, changing, and topping them off as needed. Each fluid has a different service schedule, but if you head on over to our spring fluids care page you’ll learn about each fluid’s purpose, the maintenance needed, and what happens if you don’t take care of it properly. If you’re not confident about changing your vehicle’s fluids, feel free to schedule a spring service appointment with us today.

Spring Car Cleaning: Our spring car cleaning page offers you the best tips and tricks to make your vehicle spotless for the season. Having a clean car will keep your eyes on the road and not focused on unnecessary clutter. Plus, the materials that make up your vehicle will stay in better condition longer if they’re clean. At the bottom of our spring car cleaning page you’ll even find a section that helps you get the salt out of your car mats. Follow our car cleaning steps and your vehicle will be neat and tidy this spring, and plenty of seasons to come!

Our service experts are happy to offer any help you need to keep your car performing its best. If you have any questions about our spring car care, or anything else on our website, give us a call at (989) 684-4411. You can also head on over to our service FAQ page for quick answers to your questions. Learning about the routine maintenance your vehicle needs every season will ensure a long life for your vehicle and your safety on the road. Make your springservice appointment online today for your wipers, tires, alignment, suspension, or fluids. You can always expect the best from Graff Bay City. We’re happy to service the community of Bay City, including our neighbors in Saginaw, Pinconning, and Frankenmuth. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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, March 24, 2016

Weird Al Tickets For Sale at Graff Bay City

Weird Al Tickets For Sale at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Bay City’s River Roar is approaching soon, and we have Weird Al tickets for sale at Graff Bay City. Weird Al will be playing live in Bay City, Michigan on June 25th!

The Bay City River Roar is a weekend of fun! For 29 years now, powerboats have been racing on the Saginaw River. The course is 1-1/4-miles long, 700-feet wide, and considered the toughest course in the circuit. Spectators will be able to watch on both sides of the river to cheer on their favorite racers. The boats will be racing all weekend long from June 24-26!

River Roar 1-Day Ticket Sale at Graff Bay City

On Saturday, June 25, there will be a concert to keep the fun going! Weird Al Yankovich will be here in Bay City, and it’s a show you’re not going to want to miss. Weird Al is a four-time Grammy-winning artist that is known for his comedic parodies of hit songs. If you want to see him live, we have your Weird Al Tickets for sale at Graff Bay City! See below for details:

When: Until they're sold out! 
Where: Graff Bay City – 3636 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI 48706
Cost: $30 for General Admission, $50 for VIP

Come out to this super fun event and have a great time with the Bay County community. We look forward to seeing you at our dealership to pick up your tickets!

Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to get your vehicle ready for the warmer weather. Check out our updated service FAQ page to learn about the maintenance your vehicle needs each season to keep it performing to the best of its ability. We’re always happy to help you with your vehicle needs at Graff Bay City. Schedule your spring car care appointment with us 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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Upcoming Events at Graff Bay City in April

BAY CITY, Mich. – We have a lot going on at Graff Bay City this spring! Get ready for an April packed full of fun with us. These events are important to us and our community. We would be happy to see you out there supporting the Sexual Assault Center, Get your calendars ready and jot down these upcoming events at Graff Bay City in April.

Upcoming Events at Graff Bay City


Upcoming Events at Graff Bay City

April 8: Strike-Out Sexual Assault Bowl-A-Thon – This bowl-a-thon raises money for the Sexual Assault Center. The center ensures that all services are free, and the money raised helps make that happen. Last year’s funds went to education materials for care centers, victim advocacy, and counseling. Graff Bay City will have two teams bowling for this great cause. Come out and support us! We'll be at Stardust Lanes 3650 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603. 

Upcoming Events at Graff Bay City

April 16: SVSU Cardinal Cabaret Auction – Graff Bay City is sponsoring this auction and dinner that benefits SVSU athletes. All the proceeds will offer scholarships to student athletes that have exhausted their athletic eligibility and still have classes that need to be finished to graduate. Help us support these hard-working students by purchasing your tickets today: http://bit.ly/1ZtFohb

Upcoming Events at Graff Bay City

April 18: Blood Drive – We are having a blood drive at our dealership on April 18. One donation can save up to three lives! A couple thing before you come in – 1.) Make sure you eat a light meal and drink lots of water before you come in. 2.) Bring you donor card, license, or two forms of identification. 3.) Please bring a list of your medications. Keep these things in mind if you come in to donate. We look forward to seeing you helping us give back in a huge way! RSVP today: http://bit.ly/1RnlLSE

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events next month. We love working with our community and giving back anyway we can. Be on the lookout for a blog on the Bay City River Roar and Art Clash within the next week!

Get ready for spring with the experts at Graff Bay City. Learn about the routine maintenance your vehicle needs to stay in tip-top shape! Take a look at our service FAQ page for information on your brakes, wipers, and tires. 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 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, March 22, 2016

Easter Sweets And Treats

BAY CITY, Mich. - March is flying by, and Easter is already here! Can you believe it? We can hardly wait to say goodbye to cold winter weather and welcome the warm spring with open arms. One of our favorite things about Easter, or any holiday for that matter, is tasty food! We scoured Pinterest to find some of the best Easter sweets and treats for you to whip up this holiday! Remember all of these recipes, and dozens of others, can be found on our Pinterest page!


Easter Sweets And Treats

Carrot Cake and Cheesecake together? Sign us up! 
Easter Sweets And Treats

Lemon cookies that will melt in your mouth are always a favorite! 
Easter Sweets And Treats

These cookies could double as a fun project to do with the kids! 
Easter Sweets And Treats


This would be a great ending to an Easter brunch! 
Easter Sweets And Treats


All of these Easter sweets and treats look egg-celent and any one of them would be a huge hit at your work, family gatherings, or for the kids' classrooms! Be sure to check out Pinterest page for more great recipes, including some great D.I.Y projects as well! 

Get ready for spring with the service experts at Graff Bay City! Take a look at our new and improved service FAQ page to learn about the routine maintenance your vehicle needs for its brakes, wiper blades, engine, and more. Schedule your spring service appointment with us 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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Check Out the All-New and Improved 2017 Chevrolet Sonic


Check Out the All-New and Improved 2017 Chevrolet Sonic

BAY CITY, Mich. – Chevrolet just redesigned its fun and sporty small car, and we’re crazy about it! Check out the all-new and improved 2017 Chevrolet Sonic.

The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic got an upgrade it its design, technology, and safety! This car may be small, but it has a lot to offer. The new design features a look inspired by Chevy’s new Cruze, Bolt EV, and Trax that’s sporty and expressive. The 2017 Sonic will have even more attitude with a new rear and front fascia, along with a new hood and lighting design. Customers will also appreciate the choice of four more colors to choose from including Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Artic Metallic Blue, and Orange Burst Metallic.

Checking out the all-new and improved 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, there is even more to love inside. In the cabin you’ll find nothing but comfort and convenience. Enjoy a 7-inch diagonal infotainment system that keeps you connected via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Also available is 4G LTE Wi-Fi. Additional technology features include available heated seats and steering wheel and keyless remote open and start.

Chevrolet keeps the customer’s safety number one on their list, and the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic is no different. Safety features that will be available in the Sonic include:
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • 10 standard airbags
  • Stabilitrak electronic stability control
  • Antilock brake system

The new Chevy Sonic gives you plenty of different trim levels to choose from including LS, LT, and Premium. If you want the hatchback model, you’ll be looking at the Sonic RS in the LT and Premium trims. Lastly, for those of your who like to drive fast, you’ll be excited to know that the 2017 Sonic will be returning with an available Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.

Check Out the All-New and Improved 2017 Chevrolet Sonic

The all-new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic will be available this fall. Before we get to fall, we have to get through spring. Get your vehicle geared up for the warmer weather by bringing it into Graff Bay City for routine maintenance. Take a look at our service FAQ page to learn about the care needed for your brakes, wipers, engine, and more. Schedule a service appointment with us 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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Monday, March 14, 2016

Celebrate Pi Day with 6 Delicious Pie Recipes

BAY CITY, Mich. – Happy Pi Day! Today we’re celebrating the number 3.14159, but how do you celebrate a number? There’s no better way to celebrate any holiday than with food! The first ever Pi Day was actually celebrated in 1988 by Larry Shaw at San Francisco Exploratorium. The staff and public that came to Shaw’s Pi Day celebration went around a table and sampled many fruit pies. Therefore, we think it’s only appropriate to celebrate Pi Day with these 6 delicious pie recipes. Enjoy!

Celebrate Pi Day with 6 Delicious Pie Recipes

Celebrate Pi Day With 6 Delicious Pie Recipes

Celebrate Pi Day With 6 Delicious Pie Recipes

Celebrate Pi Day With 6 Delicious Pie Recipes

Celebrate Pi Day With 6 Delicious Pie Recipes

Celebrate Pi Day With 6 Delicious Pie Recipes

Celebrate Pi Day With 6 Delicious Pie Recipes


We hope your Pi Day is delightfully delicious with these 6 pie recipes! Try not to eat them all in one sitting. March is in full swing and spring is in the air at Graff Bay City! If you need a tune-up for spring, schedule a service appointment online or over the phone. We care about you and your car's safety, which means keeping up with routine maintenance. Feel free to explore our newly revamped service FAQ page to answer all your vehicle questions in one place, and don't hesitate to give us a call with questions. We’re always happy to help at Graff Bay City, so if you have any questions, give us call.

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, March 9, 2016

Cars Under $10K at Graff Bay City

Cars Under 10K at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – At Graff Bay City we have an awesome team that is always ready to help you find exactly what you need. We take pride in offering you the best dealership experience in the Bay County Region whether you come in for a new car, used car, service appointment, or help with financing.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly choice for your next vehicle, we have plenty of cars under $10K at Graff Bay City. Tell us what you’re looking for in your next vehicle, and we’ll do our best to find it for you. Even if the car you want is not on our lot, our sales representatives will go out of their way to help you locate the one that’s just right for you.

At Graff Bay City, we want you to be completely confident with your purchase, so we’ll be as transparent as possible about your purchase. Take a look at our cars under $10K inventory to start your search. Find vehicles in every segment including cars, trucks, crossovers SUVs, and vans. If you have any questions on a vehicle, feel free to give us a call at (989) 684-4411. You’re always welcome to come in the dealership to take a vehicle for a test drive too!

Not only do we have an amazing sales team at Graff Bay City, but our service team is top-of-the-line too! Schedule an appointment with our Service Center by going online or giving is a call at (989) 684-4411. Our service experts will always take the best care of you and your vehicle. Routine oil changes, alignments, and brake inspections will keep you safe and sound on the road.

Keeping up with routine maintenance on your vehicle will have your car performing better and longer. For information on proper maintenance for your vehicle, visit our service FAQ page. Our FAQ page will give you a better understanding of what your vehicle needs with brakes, tires, wipers, fluids, and more! If you ever have any questions about the performance or of your vehicle, feel free to call our service experts.

We look forward to working with you at Graff Bay City! We’ll take care of all your automotive needs in the Bay County Region including the communities of Saginaw, Pinconning, Frankenmuth, Mt. Morris, and Midland.

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, March 7, 2016

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Snack Ideas

BAY CITY, Mich.– Top o' the mornin' to ya! Are you feeling green with excitement for St. Patty's Day coming up next week? If you're needing a little extra boost to get in the spirit, we've got just the trick with these lucky St. Patrick's Day snack ideas that you and all your friends and family will love! These snacks are perfect for work, parties, or for the kids to bring to school. Try one, or try them all, and get into the St. Paddy's Day spirit!

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Snack Ideas

Shamrock Shake – This festive drink's popularity sky rocketed when Micky D's added it to their menu, but if you're looking for a quick fix at home and want to save some green all you need are a few ingredients to get your minty green shake fix!

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Snack Ideas

Lucky Rice Krispies – These lucky bars scream St. Patty's Day with their green hue and magical marshmallows. It's just like making a batch of classic Rice Krispie Treats, but with green food coloring and Lucky Charm marshmallows for some added spirit.

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Snack Ideas

Mint Brookies – Have you heard of brookies before? The insane dessert that is a cross between a brownie and a cookie. This version is made with mint Oreos, dark chocolate mint M&M's, brownie mix, and cookie mix.

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Snack Ideas

Chocolate Covered Oreos – If you're not really the baking type, then go for these chocolate dipped Oreos. To fit with the St. Patrick's Day theme, just use some mint Oreos, white and green chocolate melts, and green sprinkles for decoration. Super easy, but super delicious too!

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Snack Ideas

We have to say, we're definitely looking forward to the lucky holiday and supporting the runners in the Bay City St. Patrick's Day Race. But as always, safety comes first, so please have a safe and happy holiday! At Graff Bay City your safety is our number one priority and our service FAQ page will help you stay safe and sound on the road at all times. Learn about the routine maintenance your vehicle needs and schedule a service appointment with our experts at 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, March 3, 2016

Graff Gives Back to Bay City’s St. Patrick Day Race In March


Graff Gives Back to Bay City’s St. Patrick Day Race In March

BAY CITY, Mich. – In the spirit of St. Paddy’s Day, Graff is giving back to Bay City’s St. Patrick Day Race in March. As most of you know, we love giving back to our community and you can help us give back too. With every purchase of a new vehicle in March, we’re going to donate $10 to Bay City’s St. Patrick Day Race and anytime you bring your vehicle in for a service, we’re going to donate $0.25.

The Bay Area Runners are hosting the 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s races. Runners are able to choose from an 8K run, 5K run, 5K walk, and an Irish Double. These races will be on March 20th at their designated times. If you’re interested in participating, you should register no later than March 17th at 9pm. There is a limit of 750 participants, so don’t wait to sign up!

Graff Gives Back to Bay City’s St. Patrick Day Race In March

The Bay Area Runners will also be hosting their Leprechaun Race and the Bay Area Runner’s Club Expo on Saturday March 19th at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA. From 10a.m. to 3p.m. the Expo will be going on and there will be prizes for the first 750 who pick up their race registration packet! If you’re interested in the Leprechaun Race, be prepared to start at 1:30pm at the YMCA.

To prepare you for the races, we have a healthy and delicious St. Paddy’s themed breakfast for you! Try this recipe for Shamrock Eggs:

Graff Gives Back to Bay City’s St. Patrick Day Race In March

Ingredients:
  • Green peppers
  • Eggs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Butter or oil
Steps:
  1. Slice bell peppers
  2. Crack egg into the middle of the peppers
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top
  4. Serve with apple or grapes for extra tastiness

Schedule a service with us soon or visit our inventory online so you can help Graff give back to Bay City’s St. Patrick Day Race in March! We look forward to helping the runners of Bay City. Looking for a new vehicle, but not sure where to start? We suggest looking at the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu if you need a great car for commuting. You can also check out the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse if you need an SUV that can for the whole family. Come in today so we can give you the help you need!

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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