Friday, September 22, 2017

Chevy Sedan Comparison

BAY CITY, Mich. – Torn between the Chevy Cruze and Chevy Malibu? Not sure which vehicle is right for you? We're here to help! Our Chevy sedan comparison will compare the features and benefits of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu so you won't have to search around the Internet for information! While each vehicle has their own individual strengths, at the end of the day, your choice is a matter of personal preference and needs. Read on to discover information on fuel economy, trim levels, cargo space, and more!

Chevy Sedan Comparison

2017 Chevrolet Cruze


Chevy Sedan Comparison

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, a sleek, stylish sedan, which offers drivers a fun, sporty experience behind the wheel! With a fuel economy of 30 MPG city/40 MPG highway in a 13.7-gallon tank, the Cruze's 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is built to maximize fuel efficiency. Plus, you and your passengers can enjoy a spacious ride with plenty of cargo space (47.2 square feet with the rear seat down) if need be. Whether you prefer comfortable seating in a compact sedan or fuel efficiency, the Chevrolet Cruze has the capabilities to 'Find New Roads' with ease!

The new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is available in sedan and hatchback models. In the hatchback models, you'll be able to hold more cargo without losing any of the cutting-edge design the Cruze is renowned for. Additionally, the Cruze carries a suite of standard features that set it apart from the average vehicle. With wireless chargers, power-adjusting front seats, a two-tone color design, and a push start button, the 2017 Cruze raises the standard of the average sedan. Interested in getting a closer look at the Cruze? Download the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze vehicle brochure to view trim levels, specifications, and much more!

2017 Chevrolet Malibu


Chevy Sedan Comparison

Take on the road with the new 2017 Chevrolet Malibu! You can choose from a trio of available engine choices, from the standard 36 mpg-highway EcoTec engine to a 49 mpg highway Hybrid engine. Plus, its stop-start system, which temporarily turns your vehicle off when you come to a complete stop, maximizes your fuel efficiency during city driving! Additionally, the Malibu's impressive engine delivers 250 horsepower. Whether you're commuting to work or heading out on a vacation, you can enjoy powerful, fuel-efficient driving with the new 2017 Chevy Malibu!

Available in five different trim levels, eight interior packages, and nine different colors, the 2017 Chevy Malibu is exceptionally customizeable. You can choose from a variety of unique features, including Keyless Open and Start technology, an updated premium sound system, sleek leather lining packages, and much more! Is safety a concern for you? You'll be happy to know that this year, the 2017 Malibu earned the Insurance Institute's Top Safety Pick Plus Award for its premier safety features, standard on each model. Want to get a closer look at the 2017 Chevy Malibu? Download the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu vehicle brochure for additional information on features, engine options, and much more!

Chevy Sedan Comparison

We hope our Chevy sedan comparison has helped you to make your decision! The Malibu and Cruze are both known for their fuel economy, safety, and quality, but it's up to you to choose the vehicle that best fits your needs! Learn more about the Cruze and the Malibu by browsing our Chevrolet Model Overview pages to find information on reviews, pricing, standard features, and more. While you're at it, check out our GM discount programs to see if you qualify for any of our exclusive discounts on new vehicle purchases! Have any questions or want to take one of these capable sedans out for a test drive? Contact us and let us know right away and we'll gladly set up a test drive or answer your questions right away!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Caring For Your Car This Fall

BAY CITY, Mich. – It's time for bonfires, sweatshirts, cider, hayrides, and football! This fall season in Michigan is bound to be full of fun, excitement, and unforgettable memories with friends and family. However, we all know how unpredictable Michigan weather can be! At Graff Bay City, we want to make sure that you're prepared for any changes in weather so that you can get back to enjoying all the fun fall has to offer. Caring for your car this fall is easy and can make a huge difference when the winter weather hits Michigan. Important components such as your windshield, belts and hoses, heating and ventilation system, emergency kit, and weather strips can keep you warm, safe, and secure when the temperatures begin to drop. Read on to learn the importance of each component and how to know when they need to be looked at or replaced.

Caring For Your Car This Fall

Windshield Care


Caring For Your Car This Fall

Your vehicle's windshield is one of the most important safety components in your vehicle. Not only does it protect you from outside elements like wind, debris, and precipitation, but it also helps to keep your vehicle's structural integrity intact in the event of a collision or rollover. Read up on our Windshield Care page to find out why chips and cracks in your windshield should be repaired right away and how to keep your windshield in good condition this fall season.

Belts & Hoses


Caring For Your Car This Fall

Without belts and hoses, your vehicle's engine wouldn't be able to run at all! Learn about the importance of your belts and hoses, how to know when they need replacing, and how to inspect them to make sure they are working properly on our Belts & Hoses page. If you need to have your belts inspected or replaced, schedule an appointment with us right away! We can have them looked at and fixed in no time!

Heating & Ventilation System


Caring For Your Car This Fall

Once the temperature drops in Michigan, your heating and ventilation system can make the difference between you and a cold drive to work in the morning. Eventually, though, it will become a real safety concern to have a working heating system when the freezing Winter weather comes. Also, you'll need heat for your defroster as well to help clear your windshield off. Read our Heating & Ventilation System Maintenance page to find out how your heating system works, what you can do to keep it running well, and what to do if you discover a problem. 

Emergency Kit


Caring For Your Car This Fall

It never hurts to be prepared for any situation, especially while on the road. You never know when an accident or emergency situation can occur, which is why keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can make all the difference. Check our Emergency Kit page to find a list of essential items you should keep in your emergency kit year-round and important items to keep during the snowy season. Need help putting together an emergency kit? Let us know! We're happy to provide suggestions of what to include in your kit.

Weather Stripping


Caring For Your Car This Fall

Your vehicle's weather strips (the black rubber strips on the edges of your windshield, door, and windows) protect you and your passengers from outside weather. Weather strips prevent dirt, water, and other weather hazards from entering your vehicle, keeping you and your passengers clean and dry! Our Weather Stripping page is full of information on where your weather strips are located, when they need to be looked at, and how to find out whether or not your weather strips need to be replaced.

Caring for your car this fall only takes a few minutes and can make all the difference once the cold weather sets in! With our Fall Car Care guide, you'll be prepared to take on the snowy months with new and quality components in your vehicle. At Graff Bay City, we're more than happy to provide assistance with your Fall Car Care this season. Take a look at our Service FAQ page for details on routine maintenance, and if you have any questions or are curious about the components of your vehicle, make sure to give us a call! We're more than happy to help with anything you may need!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Apple cider, pumpkin patches, hayrides, bonfires, and caramel apples. What do these things all have in common? They're some of the best parts about the fall season! With the temperatures dropping and the colors changing, we've put together the 5 fun fall activities for the whole family you won't want to miss this season. From cider mills to caramel apples, make unforgettable memories with your family this fall!

Try the Gourmet Apple Cart


5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

For a limited time in Bay City, the City market will host the Gourmet Apple Cart on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall! The Gourmet Apple Cart, started in Flint, is renowned for their wide variety of unique candied apple flavors. People from around the Mitten gather to enjoy pistachio, Twix, and even s'more candied apples at the Flint Farmer's Market. The Gourmet Apple Cart is only in Bay City for a limited time, so get your hands on a Gourmet Apple from the City Market before it's too late!

Head Out to Uncle John's Cider Mill


5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

Grab a doughnut, sip on a glass of cider, and enjoy a full cider mill experience at Uncle John's this year! During the fall season, you can purchase wristband packages that give you and your family full access to wagon rides, corn mazes, and much more! You can fire fruit from the Apple Cannon, catch a hayride, and play in the Kid's Corral this fall season. The best part is, Uncle John's is open 7 days a week from 9-8! Check up on their events calendar for detailed lists of seasonal specials and events that occur every week.

Explore a Haunted Shipwreck


5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

During the fall season, the USS Edson becomes a haunted house! Michigan Haunted Houses calls the "Edson Incident" a not-so-scary haunted house, but visitors have to be at least 10 and up in order to enter. Explore five levels of terror in an abandoned Vietnam-era US Navy Destroyer, encountering scarier creatures as you make your way through the USS Edson. Find out for yourself what the Edson Incident has in store for you by exploring the haunted shipwreck this fall! 

Pick a Pumpkin at Warmbier Farms


5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

Fall fun isn't complete without pumpkin picking! At Warmbier Farms, you can find pumpkins of any shape, size, and color in a huge, 12,000 square foot showroom! You can find flowers, statues, boutique jewelry, seasonal decor, and much more as well in their walk-in store in Auburn, Michigan. Warmbier's Fall Festivals in September and October feature discounts on mums, pumpkins, corn, and other fall produce. Stop by this fall season to find the perfect pumpkin to carve up this Halloween!

Try a Doughnut from Cops & Doughnuts


5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

Every fall, the Cops and Doughnuts "precinct" in Bay City offers seasonal treats and delights for all of their customers to enjoy. Grab a cup of warm cider, give their "chief cake doughnut" a try, and stop by their Bay City precinct to check out their wide selection of doughnuts, cookies, breads, and cakes! Open 7 days a week from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Sutherland Precinct of Cops and Doughnuts in Bay City!

This fall, discover the best Bay City has to offer with these 5 fun fall activities for the whole family! If you are interested in applying for an auto loan, fill out our credit application form to get pre-approved. We are here to help you obtain the best interest rate you can on an auto loan! Worried about the price of a vehicle? You may be eligible to receive an exclusive discount! Take a look at our GM Discount Programs to find out if you qualify, and make sure to contact us if you have any questions!

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, September 11, 2017

Know When to Get an Oil Change

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Your vehicle is very similar to the human body in that it requires a lot of working parts in order to run. Thinking of it in this way will help you to properly care for its individual components. If your vehicle's engine is its "heart", its motor oil serves as the "blood", allowing components to work efficiently and smoothly. However, your vehicle's specific components will require replacement over time. If you know when to get your oil changed, you can keep your vehicle's "heart" running for years to come. Read on to learn how to check your oil, when you'll need to get it changed, and more!

When should I get my oil changed?


Know When to Get an Oil Change

Oil change intervals can differ between vehicles. Older vehicles may require an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles, while newer vehicles may need it every 5,000-8,000 miles. Depending on the type of oil your vehicle takes, these numbers can differ. If you aren't sure when your oil needs to be changed or the type of oil your vehicle uses, consult your owner's manual. You can use it as a service log to keep track of routine maintenance so you'll know when you need to schedule future oil changes!

How do I check my oil?


Know When to Get an Oil Change

Before you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, you can check it at home with a few easy steps! Checking your oil is an important skill all vehicle owners should know. It will help you determine when you should schedule service and can help if you forgot when you last received an oil change. Follow these steps to check your oil at home:

  1. After turning off your vehicle and allowing your engine to cool down, pop your vehicle's hood.
  2. Look for your engine's dipstick. It should be a yellow lever similar to the one in the image above.
  3. Pull the dipstick out of your engine and wipe it on a cloth, removing any excess oil.
  4. Reinsert the dipstick into your engine, removing it again.
  5. Your dipstick will have "full" and "empty" labels on it. If your oil level is below the "empty" label, it's time for an oil change! 

What are the signs that I need my oil changed?


Know When to Get an Oil Change

Consequently, there are also several signs that your vehicle can give you if you need an oil change. If you notice any of these indicators, bring your vehicle in for an oil change right away! Pay attention to these signs while you drive to find out whether or not you need an oil change:

  • Your Engine Oil Looks Dark: When you first get your oil changed, it will be a honey brown color. After a while, it will darken, but if you check your oil and it looks black and grimy, it's time to schedule an appointment for service.
  • Your Engine Is Running Louder Than Usual: If you have low oil levels, your engine can begin to make unusual noises and can run louder than normal. If you notice this or your engine's heat starts to increase, get your oil changed right away!
  • Your Check Engine Light Stays On: Newer vehicles usually provide notification to their drivers if their vehicle needs an oil replacement. However, older vehicles notify their drivers through the Check Engine light. Schedule an appointment right away when your Check Engine light illuminates!
  • You Find Particles In Your Oil: The next time you check your oil, wear latex gloves and rub the oil between your finger and thumb. If you feel any metal flakes, grit, or other particles, something could be severely wrong with your engine. Bring it in as soon as possible!

What happens if I don't change my oil?


Know When to Get an Oil Change

Ignoring your vehicle's need to change oil can lead to serious consequences. Your engine's oil works to keep its components running smoothly, allowing it to run without any issue. Without it these parts can rub against one another, causing friction and increasing your engine's heat. If your engine's heat increases, several important components in your engine can become damaged or warped. This can lead to extremely costly repairs and can potentially ruin your engine. Don't forget to regularly check your oil and replace it when needed!

How much does an oil change cost?


Know When to Get an Oil Change

Depending on the make, model, and type of oil your vehicle requires, costs can vary anywhere between $20-55. Some larger vehicles require more oil, and vehicles that require synthetic oil can affect the cost, as well. Call us today for a free estimate and make sure to check out our coupons to save some extra cash on your next oil change! 

Routine maintenance is a significant part of vehicle ownership. In order to protect your investment and make sure that your vehicle enjoys a long and productive life, knowing when to get an oil change can make a huge difference in your vehicle's future. Save big on your next oil change by using our maintenance coupons. You'll be able to find discounts on oil changes, tire service, battery replacements, and much more! You can set up your next service appointment without leaving your couch by scheduling it online or calling us at (989) 684-4411. Let us know if you have any questions or if you need anything looked at and we can help you as soon as possible!

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, September 6, 2017

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Now Available Nationwide

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Clocking in at an impressive EPA-estimated 238 miles of electric range, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV aims to impress. Over the course of the year, the Bolt EV has obtained the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2017 North American Car of the Year, the 2017 Green Car of the Year, and the IIHS Top Safety Pick, raising the standard of electric vehicles across the country. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now available nationwide and has received nearly 40 independent awards, making it the most awarded electric vehicle of the year. Stop by Graff Bay City to get a closer look at this exclusive vehicle today!

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Now Available Nationwide

The 2017 Bolt EV backs up its award-winning capabilities with a variety of versatile features. Its powerful engine can go from 0-60 MPH in less than 6.5 seconds, with 266 lb.-ft of torque to match its impressive electric range. The Bolt EV can also carry up to 56.6 cubic feet of cargo, providing drivers with the carrying capacity of a crossover and the efficiency of an electric vehicle. Other standard features on the 2017 Bolt EV include electronic precision shift, 10.2-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, and an 8 year/100,000-mile battery and propulsion system limited warranty.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Now Available Nationwide

"Current owners are praising the all-electric small crossover’s impressive range, affordability and roominess. “It’s been everything I had hoped!” said Brian Ro of Columbia, Maryland, who was among the first Bolt EV owners. “The CUV-styling fits my family of four just fine, and the EV performance and 200-plus mile range simply can’t be beat at this price point.”

Owner Maria Mraz of San Francisco, California, adds, “Everyone who rides in it just loves it. It’s very modern-feeling and so easy to drive … I’m very happy with my Bolt EV.”" - Chevrolet


Available in both standard and Premier models, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now available nationwide. Experience a modern, cost-efficient, and versatile take on the electric vehicle with the new Bolt EV today! Take a look at our Bolt EV inventory to discover what we have in stock or contact us if you know exactly what you're looking for. Our Sales Team will be happy help you get behind the wheel of the 2017 Bolt EV that'll suit your needs! Looking to save some money with your purchase? Make sure to browse our coupons to find discounts that you can use to your advantage, and take a look at our GM Discount Programs to find out if you're eligible for a reduced price on a new vehicle!

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, September 5, 2017

Eye-Catching Outfits to Own this Fall Season

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Michigan weather sure is unpredictable. Going out on a fall day requires you to prepare for both warm and cold weather. Because of this, choosing the perfect outfit can be a bit of a hassle. Instead of trying to accommodate to the weather, try these eye-catching outfits to own this fall season. Choose an outfit perfect for a day the cider mill, a night out with your friends, or an evening curled up by the fireplace with your family. Discover your perfect fall style this year and make this season the most stylish one yet!

Men: Sweater + Olive Jeans



Pair a gray sweater with olive jeans and a gingham-plaid shirt for a stylish look that's bound to stand out this season. Top it off with a watch to create a formal, but casual look that's ideal for the office, a get-together with friends, or even a date with your significant other!

Women: Sweater + Flannel



For a great way to stand out this fall season, try a sweater and flannel combination. It'll be sure to impress, no matter what you're doing. Combine bright and dark colors to create a comfortable, yet fashionable look. 

Men: Jacket + Hoodie



Need a casual look that'll last through the colder months? This jacket and hoodie pairing is a great transitional look that works hand in hand with a solid pair of boots. Whether you're going for a more comfortable look or are preparing for the temperatures to drop, this outfit is a must-have this season.

Women: Cardigan + Boots



This cozy outfit is perfect for campfires, get-togethers, and everything in between! Pair your favorite cardigan with a clean pair of boots for a casual look that'll keep you warm through the fall season. You can use dark colored jeans and a darker colored shirt for a great color combination, too!

Men: Flannel + Jacket



For a great street look that just can't be beat, combine a white shirt, unbuttoned flannel, and jacket with cuffed jeans and a pair of Oxfords. Add a handbag, watch, and sunglasses to get the perfect fall outfit for any day of the week.

Women: Dress + Scarf



Perfect for adventures to the cider mill, this fall look is comfy, cozy, and classy all at the same time! If you're going out on a chilly day, match your scarf with leg warmers to look and feel great no matter the weather. You can't beat this cute and comfortable look!

Men: Elbow Patch Sweater + Cuffed Jeans



Another great business casual style that's sure to help you stand out at the workplace, this elbow patched sweater and cuffed jean combination can create the exact look you're going for with ease. Combine it with a pair of leather shoes and you'll be set this fall!

Women: Flannel + Jacket



Keep warm when the weather gets cold with this standout combination. If you're going out in especially cold weather, you can wear a white sweater underneath your outfit to match your color combination. Plus, grey booties work perfectly with any style you choose!

Whether you're going for a casual look, formal fashion, or anywhere in between, these eye-catching outfits to own this fall season are sure to stand out no matter what you have planned this year. Follow our Pinterest page for more fashion tips, outfit inspirations, and other fall-themed boards to get you prepared for the season! Make sure your vehicle is ready for the busy fall season by utilizing our fall car care tips. If your vehicle needs any service or maintenance performed, make sure to schedule service with us at Graff Bay City to get your vehicle up to speed in a timely fashion!

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, August 31, 2017

Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure

BAY CITY, Mich. –– With a new interior and exterior, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is here to impress. Explore the downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox brochure today to discover the newest features this SUV has to offer, from new safety features to multiple engine options. The 2018 Equinox Brochure features photos, specifications, vehicle details, and more to help you get a better understanding of what this newly revamped SUV carries. Whether you're commuting to work with a crew or taking a family out for a drive, make sure the 2018 Chevy Equinox is right for you by viewing the vehicle brochure today!

Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure

Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure

The new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is equipped with a windswept-inspired exterior, cutting-edge safety features, and up to 63.5 cubic feet of cargo space! The 2018 Equinox carries a suite of modern features, such as hidden trunk storage, rear-seat ventilation controls, a hands-free liftgate, and much more! New Equinox owners can select between 12 exterior colors, 6 interior fabrics, 4 trim levels, and 2 different wheel styles for maximum customization. You can also enjoy a variety of Special Edition packages available for the 2018 Chevy Equinox, including the Redline and Midnight packages. Take a look at what else the Equinox is capable of by downloading its brochure for more details.

Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure

For a bold and stylish experience both on and off the road, give the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox a test drive today! After learning about the features and accents on the downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox brochure, find out more information on our Equinox Model Overview page. You'll be able to discover pricing, reviews, inventory, trims, and more. When you're ready to look at what options are available, browse our Equinox Inventory to see what we have in stock. Can't find what you're looking for? Give us a call at (989) 684-4411 to let us know what type of 2018 Chevy Equinox you'd like. Our knowledgable Sales Staff will get you set up with the Equinox of your dreams in no time!

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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