Monday, February 27, 2017

6 Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Your Life Easier

BAY CITY, Mich., – We have officially entered that strange time of winter in Michigan, where it's not quite harsh and cold but not yet wet and spring-like. Spring sports might be starting back up and your daily schedule might be a little out of whack. We've gathered 6 slow cooker recipes to make your life easier! These Recipes would be great on their own or put together for a multi-course meal. However you decide to enjoy these tasty recipes, we hope they make your busy schedule a little less hectic when you throw the ingredients in the crock pot and continue on your way!

15 Bean Salsa



Cauliflower Broccoli Soup



Buffalo Chicken Rice Casserole



Gnocci Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese



Cheesy Creamed Corn



Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler



Whether you're searching for a quick and simple meal, or just an accompaniment or dessert, we hope these 6 slow cooker recipes make your life easier! For even more tasty recipe ideas, follow us on Pinterest where we share our favorite snacks, meals, desserts, and more! 

At Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, we want to make your life simpler at home and out on the road. Be sure to stay up to date on all of your vehicle maintenance by checking out our routine maintenance and seasonal maintenance pages. You should also take a look at our latest Protect Your Investment page to learn how to keep your vehicle investment safe! 

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, February 24, 2017

Download the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Brochure from Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich., – Download the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu electronic brochure to discover what's new with Chevy's sleek compact sedan. Explore the various trim levels, including L, 1FL, LS, and Premier, and all the new features which make the 2017 Malibu the most versatile compact sedan that can meet all of your lifestyle needs. Download the brochure today!

Download the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Brochure from Graff Bay City


Download the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Brochure from Graff Bay City

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is an exceptionally safe car thanks to its improved safety features and elements. The 2017 Malibu even earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2017 Top Safety Pick ranking to compliment its refined interior, exceptional comfort, and advanced technology suite. The Malibu offers everything you could want in a sleek and head-turning compact sedan, all while getting an EPA-estimated 27 city/36 highway mpg.

Download the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Brochure from Graff Bay City

Discover everything there is to know about the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu by downloading its electronic brochure from our website. Learn about its impressive fuel economy, engine specs, and get a closer look at its stylish exterior. The 2017 Malibu is the ideal sedan to meet all your lifestyle and everyday driving needs. Download the brochure today and stop by our dealership 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.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017 Cruze Diesel Offers Impressive Fuel Efficiency

BAY CITY, Mich., – The new Chevy Cruze is here and it's a little different than you might expect. The 2017 Cruze runs on diesel and offers impressive fuel efficiency! It's now the highest EPA-estimated highway mileage aside from hybrid and EV vehicles. The Cruze diesel gets a whopping 52 mpg on the highway and can go 702 highway miles on one tank of fuel! If that's not impressive, we don't know what is!

2017 Cruze Diesel Offers Impressive Fuel Efficiency

The 2017 Cruze diesel sedan sports tons of awesome features that add to its fuel efficiency and impressive specs. Features include:

  • Available six-speed manual transmission
  • 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, offering 137 horsepower and 240-lbft of torque
  • Optional Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic transmission with stop/start technology
  • Available Apple CarPlay
  • Available Android Auto
  • Available OnStart wit 4G LTE connectivity


As well as the 2017 Cruze diesel sedan offering impressive fuel efficiency, the Cruze diesel hatchback will be making an appearance in the 2018 model year! Be on the lookout for innovative Chevrolet vehicles always coming your way! If you're not interested in driving a diesel fueled vehicle, check out our inventory of standard Cruze sedan or hatchback models! Start shopping online
today with 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.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Faces of Graff Chevrolet Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich., – We're excited to introduce to you, the many faces of Graff Chevrolet Bay City! Our staff is one big family, and we couldn't do what we do without each and every one of our employees. At Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, we employ a diverse group of people who are dedicated not only to our team, but to our community as well. We believe this plays a big part in the service we provide to our customers in all of our unique departments in the dealership.

The stigma of a car dealership remains negative and intimidating, but we want to change that! In making that happen, it's important you get to know us as team members and individuals all working towards the same goal of providing exemplary and personalized auto service. Whether you're buying a used car, leasing a brand new car, having your vehicle serviced, or looking for warranties to protect your investment, we're here to help!

View our Faces of Graff Chevrolet Bay City video below to see and learn about key members of our team that you might run into at our dealership!


We have a lot of different teams and departments here at Graff Bay City, but each one is unique and important to what we do. Keep an eye out on our social media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube as we introduce the individual teams and staff members through our Faces of Graff videos. This will help you get to know our staff members and learn a little about who they are outside of work, as well as what motivates them to come to work each day! Our departments include:
  • The Tech Center
  • Used Car Department
  • New Car Sales
  • New Car Management
  • Sales and Business
  • Service Department
  • Service Operations
We hope you enjoy learning about what makes Graff Chevrolet Bay City different than your average car dealership. We're proud of the diversity of experience our team has and we're so excited to share our cherished employees with all of you! 

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, February 13, 2017

What's New with Chevrolet? - February 2017

BAY CITY, Mich. ––Chevrolet has continued to embolden its brand after a strong showing at the North American International Auto Show in January. The bowtie brand has recently debuted a new vehicle series at the Chicago auto show and had its electric automotive marvel win yet another prestigious award among other things. Chevy shows no signs of slowing down in 2017 and will continue to innovate and make strides in the industry. Read on to learn more about what’s new with Chevrolet!

2017 Chevrolet Bolt wins Motorweek Driver's Choice Award - Best Car of the Year

The Chevrolet Bolt continues its winning ways after taking home the Best Car of the Year award from Motorweek recently. The 2017 Bolt EV was also named the 2017 North American Car of the Year, 2017 Motor Trend® Car of the Year, 2017 Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year, and was listed among Car and Driver's 2017 10Best Cars list.



Chevrolet Debuts Redline Special Edition Series

Chevrolet premiered the Redline special edition series at the Chicago Auto Show recently. The Redline series is the broadest cross-portfolio special edition ever offered by the brand. All Redline vehicles are equipped with black wheels featuring distinct red hash marks, black nameplates with a red outline, blacked-out grilles, and black Chevrolet bowtie logos. Additionally, each vehicle also has other specialized design elements.

The Chevrolet Redline series spans across nine vehicles in the car, truck and crossover segments including:
  • Cruze LT (sedan and hatchback)
  • Camaro LT/SS (coupe and convertible)
  • Colorado LT
  • Equinox LT
  • Malibu LT
  • Trax LT
  • Traverse Premier
  • Silverado Double Cab LT Z71, Crew Cab LTZ Z71


Chevrolet Owners Consumed 4,220 Terabytes of Data in 2016

Chevrolet owners in the U.S. love to use their data! Last year, they used an incredible 4,220,684 gigabytes (or 4,220 terabytes) of data in 2016. This comes as an increase of nearly 200 percent of 2015's usage. Tahoe and Suburban owners deserve the lion share of the "blame", accounting for the largest increase in usage, using three-and-a-half times more data than a year ago.



Chevrolet Announces 2017 Colorado ZR2 Pricing

The high-performance, off-road ZR2 trim level will launch this spring for the 2017 model year with a starting price of $40,995 MSRP. Fans of the brand and auto enthusiasts alike have been excited about this new midsize pickup since its preview at SEMA 2016.


You're all caught up with what's new with Chevrolet in 2017, but the Detroit automotive brand will likely still be making waves as the year continues! Additionally, your safety is important to us and with winter weather and road conditions adversely affecting your vehicle, we highly recommend completing your Winter 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, February 10, 2017

9 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Valentine's Day is almost here! A day to celebrate how much you care for your loved ones and family. You've probably started brainstorming ideas of what to give that special someone in your life, a nice gift to express how much you care for them. In year's past you've gotten them jewelry or cologne, but this year you want to do something thoughtful and new! We've got nine fun and creative Valentines Day gift ideas for you to use to make this Valentine's Day a memorable one!

 9 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Flowers & Chocolate

You may think this is too obvious of a choice to include but you'd be wrong. Guys, if you’re reading this, when she says “Let’s not do anything big for valentines day this year”, this does not mean you don't still have to get her flowers and chocolate. Flowers and chocolate are the minimum.

Make Dinner

Making dinner is always a great way to show someone you care about them. Try this dinner and dessert combo of chicken parm and chocolate lava cakes. We guarantee it will make you and your Valentine's taste buds happy!

9 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas


Handwritten Letter

In the age of technology, text messages, and 140 character tweets, take the time to hand write your loved one a letter about all the reasons you care for them. They’ll appreciate the sentiment.

Garden Seeds

Let love grow! Seeds to plant a garden come springtime are the gift that will keep on giving. First, you’ll spend time planting and tending to the seeds, and then you can make delicious meals with the vegetables or fruits that you’ve grown!

Animal Print Art

Thanks to our friends at the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw, you can now order priceless pieces of art hand, hoof, and flipper painted by the most adorable artists ever, the animals!

9 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas

A Succulent Plant

A perfect little piece of nature to brighten up your loved one’s work desk. Plus, they don’t require a green thumb to keep alive thankfully. You can find planted succulents at most grocery stores in the flowers/plants section.

9 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Take A Trip

Visit a sleepy up north town on Lake Michigan like Charlevoix or Petoskey, or take a trip to a museum like Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum or the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Shaking things up and changing your surroundings can be healthy for a relationship and feel like a mini vacation!

9 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas


See a Show/Play

See what's playing at the Midland Center for the Arts, the Wharton Center at MSU, or at one of the many theaters in Detroit. There's a showing of fan favorite, Pilobolus: Shadowland in Midland on February 18th that would be a perfect excuse for a night on the town.

9 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Give a Book/Audio Book Membership

Books are never the wrong gift to give! Your Valentine will love the fact that you took the time to find a story for them to enjoy. Consult the New York Times Best Sellers list for ideas or if your Valentine is on the go a lot, consider getting them an audio book subscription so they can listen in their car!

So make your loved one's holiday special and memorable by getting them one or more of these nine fun and creative Valentines Day gift ideas! Also, please stay safe by preparing your vehicle for the cold weather and icy winter roads this season. We highly recommend completing your Winter 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, February 7, 2017

Graff Gives Back to the Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America

BAY CITY, Mich. –– This February, Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, Michigan, will be donating to the Boy Scouts of America. Specifically, the money raised will benefit the Michigan Crossroads Council, an organization combined of the nine Boy Scouts of America councils in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations for young people that build character, promote citizenship, and develop personal fitness. At Graff Bay City, we're dedicated to supporting local charities and organizations that make a difference in our community. Please join us in raising money as Graff Gives Back to the Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America!

Graff Gives Back to the Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Graff Bay City will be supporting the Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America by donating $10 from every vehicle sale and $0.25 from every vehicle service transaction. Proceeds from oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacements, and any other auto service needs you have will now benefit the boy scouts in our region as they learn life skills, experience the great outdoors, and develop a pride in civic duty with their troop. So schedule an appointment online today for your auto service needs and save yourself from having to wait in line. Our experienced and friendly sales staff can also help you find the perfect car to meet your needs and budget in 2017. Browse our inventory today to see what you could be driving!

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, February 2, 2017

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Not sure what dish you're going to bring to pass at your Super Bowl party this weekend? Well, you're in luck as we've compiled a list of 10 Super Bowl recipes guaranteed to impress everyone in attendance. So read on to find the perfect recipe to bring, and enjoy all the football and commercials on game day!

Cowboy Caviar

This new recipe is quickly becoming a favorite of ours! It's fresh, light, and packed with flavor. Plus, it's very easy to make and looks beautiful!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress


Taco Crescent Ring

A delicious and savory treat that's perfect for kids as well as adults! Perhaps the most underrated and under-appreciated football snack ever.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Jalapeno Poppers

These poppers are so good they're bound to make you miss that big play or awesome commercial because you just had to get up off the couch and go back for seconds.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Guacamole

Everyone loves guac! This particular recipe, however, will be the best you've ever had! When someone else inevitably brings another bowl of guacamole to the party, yours will be empty first. Trust us.

Quick tip, put the leftover avocado pits (maybe just two) into the dip while its refrigerating, waiting for the party, to keep it fresh and green!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups

Yummy, cheesy, with an enchilada taste! Enjoy these little pinwheels that will also add a bit more substance to your plate.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Buffalo Chicken Dip

It's hard to top guac as our favorite dip, but this recipe comes close. The bite of hot sauce and bleu cheese mixed with the savory taste of chicken and cream cheese make for an out-of-this-world dish!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This recipe replicates the beloved taste of restaurant style spinach and artichoke dip. Likely to be the favorite dip of the ladies at your party!

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Baby Bloomin' Onions

If you bring these cute lil' onions to your Super Bowl party, they're guaranteed to be everyone's favorite appetizer. Get all the flavor of a true Bloomin' Onion in a bite-size snack with a lot less mess.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Caramel Churro Chex Mix

Switch it up from recipes that are salty and savory to a sweet treat! This delicious, cinnamon delight is perfect for grazing on.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

Peanut Butter Cup Dip

To finish up the list, we thought we'd include a dessert-type snack that will have everyone wanting more. You'll hear "No way!" and "I can't wait to try it!" when you walk in the door holding this dish.

10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

So enjoy the football, friends, and these Super Bowl recipes guaranteed to impress courtesy of Graff Bay City this Sunday. Also, please be safe when you're driving to and from your party, the winter weather can really take a toll on your vehicle and put your safety in jeopardy. So, we highly recommend you help prepare your vehicle for the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter 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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