Friday, October 20, 2017

New 2018 Brochures Available on GraffBayCity.com

BAY CITY, Mich. – The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, the Special Edition 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline Edition, and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Redline Edition are now available at Graff Bay City! If you're interested in getting to know any of these new vehicles, you can discover their capabilities without having to leave your couch! Check out the new 2018 brochures, available on GraffBayCity.com. Download these free brochures to get information on features, capabilities, technology, and plenty of high-quality interior and exterior photos. Click on the links below to get a closer look at each of these vehicles!

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Brochure


New 2018 Brochures Available on GraffBayCity.com

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline Edition Brochure


New 2018 Brochures Available on GraffBayCity.com

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Redline Edition Brochure


New 2018 Brochures Available on GraffBayCity.com

At Graff Bay City, our goal is to help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs. Get started on your search by downloading the new 2018 brochures available on GraffBayCity.com. Browse our Chevy Models page to discover more information on the Traverse, Redline Traverse, and Redline Silverado, including reviews, trim levels, pricing, and more. When you're ready to start shopping, head over to our new vehicle inventory and browse our wide selection of new Chevrolet vehicles. If you find something you like, let us know and we'll gladly schedule a test drive for 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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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

BAY CITY, Mich. – Candy, desserts, and other sweets are the highlights of the Halloween season. If you're on the hunt for treats, not tricks, you've come to the right place! Give these 12 spooky Halloween dessert recipes a try this October to taste the most delicious desserts the season has to offer.

1. Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

Skip the trip to the pumpkin patch and make a batch of these Rice Krispie Treat pumpkins instead! These little guys are the sweetest, delicious, and are extremely easy to make, too!

Ingredients: Rice Krispies, liquid food coloring (red and yellow), cooking oil, butter, green M&Ms, large marshmallows, mini Rolos

Prep/Cook Time: 20 minutes

Recipe Yields: 12 pumpkins

2. Mummy Oreo Pops


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

How do you make something as good as Oreos taste even better? The answer is more chocolate, of course! Mummify your Oreos in white chocolate for hauntingly delicious flavor this Halloween!

Ingredients: Oreos, melted white chocolate, piping bag/ziplock bag for drizzling, tweezers, edible eyes, lollipop sticks

Prep/Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Recipe Yields: 8-10 mummies

3. Coffin Cake


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

Bring your guests back from the dead with a slice of this sweet and spooky coffin cake! They're sure to enjoy every bite. After all, the mouth-watering flavor is simply to die for!

Ingredients: Flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, sugar, butter, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla extract, buttermilk, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, candy eyeballs

Prep/Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Recipe Yields: 2 loaves

4. Monster Truffles


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

These little guys are easy to make and taste just as good as they look! If you're feeling creative, you can substitute the lavender candy melts for other colored chocolates to create monsters of all shapes, sizes, and colors!

Ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, lavender candy melts, light purple sprinkles, candy eyeballs

Prep/Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Recipe Yields: 18-20 truffles


5. Monster Whoopie Pies


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

With teeth that sharp, you'd expect these monster whoopie pies to bite back. The good news is, they don't! Take a bite (or two!) of one of these for some scary good snacking at your next Halloween get-together.

Ingredients: Devil's Food cake, cooking oil, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, butter, cocoa powder, milk, powdered sugar, Starbursts, white chocolate chips, large marshmallows, Junior Mints

Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Yields: 10 monsters

6. Chocolate Caramel-Covered Banana Goblins


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

Turn your bananas into creepy chocolate and caramel-covered goblins in a mere matter of minutes! You can serve these spooky sweets right away, or you can freeze them to give your goblins a thick "skin"!

Ingredients: Bananas, popsicle sticks, caramel dip, mini chocolate chips, candy eyeballs

Prep/Cook Time: 10 minutes

Recipe Yields: 6 banana goblins

7. Spiderweb Cake


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

Don't get tangled up in the long list of ingredients - not only is spiderweb cake easy to make, but it's as delicious as it is simple! You don't have to have eight legs to enjoy this tasty treat.

Ingredients: Flour, sugar, black cocoa powder, Dutch-processed cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, buttermilk, coffee, eggs, vanilla, powdered sugar, whipping cream, orange extract

Prep/Cook Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Recipe Yields: 1 spiderweb cake

8. Brimstone Brownies


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

You don't need a volcano to whip up a batch of brimstone brownies! If you want to impress your partygoers with an unbeatably tasty take on Halloween desserts, make a batch of brimstone brownies that they'll be talking about until Thanksgiving! 

Ingredients: Sugar, flour, dark cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, cream cheese, orange food coloring

Prep/Cook Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Yields: 9 brimstone brownies

9. Monster Cereal Treats


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

Get your cereal into the Halloween spirit by turning them into batches of monster cereal treats! Using candy eyeballs, sprinkles, and melted chocolate, you can make each and every treat into a uniquely creepy creature!

Ingredients: Pretzel sticks, Cheerios, Rice Krispie cereal, orange chocolate candy melts, green chocolate candy melts, purple chocolate candy melts, candy sprinkles, candy eyeballs

Prep/Cook Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Yields: 36 monster cereal treats

10. Mini Bat Treats


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

Let your taste buds take flight this Halloween! One bite of these easy, 4-ingredient mini bat treats will make you glide back over to the snack table to grab seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Ingredients: Reese's peanut butter cups, Oreos, edible eyeballs, frosting

Prep/Cook Time: 10 minutes

Recipe Yields: 25 mini bats

11. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eyeballs


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

Want to make a truly eye-popping treat this Halloween? With a few simple steps, these peanut butter and chocolate eyeballs are sure to get everyone's attention. You'll see what we mean after just one bite!

Ingredients: Butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, red food gel

Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Yields: 40 eyeballs

12. Pretzel Witch Fingers


12 Spooky Halloween Dessert Recipes

If you want a magically easy recipe that's perfect for any Halloween party, pretzel witch fingers might be just what you're looking for! Thankfully, these witch fingers are curse-free so you won't have to worry about any spells or hexes as you prepare them for your Halloween festivities.

Ingredients: Pretzel rods, almonds, black food dye, green candy melts

Prep/Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Recipe Yields: 20 witch fingers

Skip the candy this year and give your taste buds the treatment they deserve with these 12 spooky Halloween dessert recipes. If you're looking for more trick-free treats, check out our Pinterest page for recipes, DIY decorations, and all things Halloween! Looking for more fall fun? Take on a new adventure this autumn with our Fall Seasonal Guide. You'll find information on cider mills, pumpkin decorations, fall recipes, and more.

Additionally, while you're out and about enjoying the season, make sure your vehicle is ready to take on the cold weather with our Fall Car Care guide! You'd be surprised at how many of your vehicle's components are affected by the changing weather, and it's always better to be safe than sorry, especially before the temperatures really start to drop! If you find anything that may require attention, contact us and schedule an appointment at our Service Center right away. We're more than happy to get your vehicle ready to face the fall and winter weather!

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, October 16, 2017

7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

BAY CITY, Mich. – Halloween is a fun and fantastic time to decorate your home, but rising prices on holiday decorations can make it an expensive ordeal. Why spend your hard-earned money on something that's only going to be up for a month? Craft these 7 fun DIY Halloween decorations to save money, skip the lines, and give your home the unique decor it deserves! Take a look at some of the cool and creative decorations you can make for your home below.

1. Floating Witch Hats


7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

Protect your home from evil spirits and give it a cool and creative effect with these DIY floating witch hats! To make your hats glow at night, add electric tea lights to them for an eerie look.

Supplies Needed: Witch hats, string, electric tea lights, long needle

DIY Difficulty: Easy

2. Spider Balloons


7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

Greet your Trick-or-Treaters by hanging a few of these creepy spider balloons from your trees! You can even hang more string from other parts of your tree to create larger and creepier "webs" with it.

Supplies Needed: String, plastic spider, balloons, glue

DIY Difficulty: Easy

3. Eyeball Lights


7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

Keep an extra eye (or two, or three, or four...) on your front porch this Halloween with a set of eyeball lights! You can create this creepy Halloween decoration with only four simple supplies!

Supplies Needed: String lights, ping pong balls, markers, exacto knife

DIY Difficulty: Easy

4. Hanging Candlelit Hallway


7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

Give your home a mystical, Harry Potter theme by creating a truly magical look with hanging candles! Add a starry tapestry to give your hanging candles the night sky effect they deserve. 

Supplies Needed: Paper towel and toilet paper rolls, electric tea lights, wax, string, tape/glue, tapestry

DIY Difficulty: Medium

5. Candy Corn Centerpiece


7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

Not all Halloween-themed decorations have to be creepy! Give your Halloween home a festive treatment with this vibrant and beautiful candy corn centerpiece. 

Supplies Needed: Yellow, white, and orange flowers, candy corn, marshmallow ghosts

DIY Difficulty: Easy

6. Plastic Pumpkin Totem Pole


7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

Making a plastic pumpkin totem pole is cheap, easy, and fun way to get in the Halloween spirit! Not only does this DIY project only take a few minutes, but you can reuse this decoration for years to come, too!

Supplies Needed: Plastic pumpkins, black ink, damp paper towels, weight, hot glue gun, foam brush

DIY Difficulty: Easy

7. Potion Bottles


7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

Show off your potions, poisons, antidotes, and ingredients with these creepy containers! You can repurpose old containers for added effect, but be careful to not mix the wrong ingredients! You don't want to curse any of your guests this Halloween.

Supplies Needed: Bottles of different shapes and sizes, corks, spices, glitter, dust, vinegar, potion labels, a touch of creativity

DIY Difficulty: Hard

Make your house the creepiest home of the season with these 7 fun DIY decorations! Need some more DIY inspiration? Follow our Pinterest page for recipes, projects, and everything Halloween! If fall fun is what you're looking for, we've got you covered! Check out our Fall Seasonal Guide to discover cider mills, pumpkin patches, fall recipes, and more! By now, you've probably changed into warmer clothes to prepare for the colder weather, but did you know that your vehicle also needs preparation to take on the changing temperatures? Check out our Fall Car Care guide for information on important components in your vehicle that can be affected by the changing weather and what you can do to ensure their safety this 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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Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks Announced

BAY CITY, Mich.,–– At the Texas State Fair, the new medium-duty Silverado trucks were recently announced. These powerful Class 4 and 5 trucks, which will be launched in late 2018, will be known as the Chevrolet Silverado 4500 and 5500, respectively. The new 2018 Silverado 4500 and 5500 pickups are built to tow and haul with confidence, able to carry as much as a box truck or a city delivery truck! While the 4500 and 5500 aren't available yet, you'll be able to drive one of these bold and exclusive medium-duty pickups near the end of next year. Read on to discover the 2018 Silverado's strikingly impressive new features below.

New Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks Announced

The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will come in Regular and Crew Cab models. Owners of the new Silverado are able to choose between 4x2 and 4x4 capabilities as well as a wide variety of GVWRs (Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings) and wheelbases. These trucks will also come equipped with optional OnStar and 4G LTE connectivity to allow you and your crew to stay safe and improve your productivity while on the road. These technologies, combined with the capabilities of the new Silverado models, will also improve the efficiency of fleet drivers around the world. 

The 4500 and 5500 models will be powered by Duramax diesel engines and Allison transmissions, a timeless combination that has provided power to over two million trucks. Since 2001, Chevrolet and GMC trucks have used Duramax engines, accumulating over 100 billion miles of real-world experience. In the 1950s, Allison Transmission, the largest designer and developer of medium and heavy-duty transmission, has provided Chevrolet's trucks with powerful and hard-working technology that's allowed these impressive vehicles to stand out against the competition.

“The first Chevy truck was built in 1918 for small business owners, and we have been expanding the market ever since because customers want specialized trucks that can tow and haul with confidence,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Marketing and Advertising for Chevrolet Trucks.


“We are earning new business because we have more solutions to help businesses grow,” Schwegman said. “The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work. They will be powerful, highly maneuverable, and among the easiest trucks on the market to upfit with specialized bodies, such as dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes and more.”

The new medium-duty Silverado trucks recently announced will provide vehicle owners with state-of-the-art towing and carrying capacity, powerful new engines, and a suite of customizable features. If you are interested in getting your hands on a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, browse our Silverado Inventory to get a closer look at pricing, features, capabilities, and more! Are you on the hunt for fall fun? Take a look at our Fall Seasonal Guide to explore new adventures in Bay County and follow our Pinterest page for everything autumn from recipes to 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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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

BAY CITY, Mich. – According to a study conducted by the National Retail Federation, almost 20% of Americans celebrating Halloween will be dressing their pets up this year. Are you planning on taking your furry friends trick-or-treating? If so, you should give these 9 adorable costumes for your pets a try! You'll hear plenty of "aww"s no matter where you trick-or-treat with these cute and creative costumes.

1. Pumpkin


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

Get your furry friend in the Halloween spirit this October with a pumpkin costume! This crowd-pleaser is perfect for family get-togethers, trick-or-treating, and everything Halloween!

Best Worn By: Smaller dogs

Where to Find It: Check on Amazon or any local pet store!

2. Hairy Potter


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

One of the most adorable costumes of the Halloween season, discover the magic of trick-or-treating by dressing up your pet as Harry Potter!

Best Worn By: Large dogs

Where to Find It: Whether you're a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw, you can find a Harry Potter-themed scarf easily online!

3. Hot Dog


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

The cutest pun of the Halloween season will make your neighbors and friends exclaim, "hot dog!" Since the straps are adjustable, you can turn any dog into a hot dog this October!

Best Worn By: Any dog of any size!

Where to Find It: Check around Pet Supplies Plus in Bay City or anywhere online to get your hands on this hot commodity!

4. Beanie Baby


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

Pay tribute to the 90's trend that swept the nation with this quick and easy DIY costume for your pet! For a truly authentic look, write a little bio for your dog in the name tag. In no time, they'll look just like a classic Beanie Baby!

Best Worn By: Any pet!

Where to Find It: Follow this DIY guide to make your unique name tag for your pet!

5. Pup of Joe


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

Satisfy your love for coffee (and Halloween) by transforming your dog into an adorable pup of joe! If you can't draw the Starbucks logo, print it off and glue it to your cardboard. It'll look just as good!

Best Worn By: Small, medium, and "Venti" sized dogs!

Where to Find It: Repurpose an old cardboard box with the Starbucks logo on it and carefully tape it together to make the "sleeve". Don't forget the coffee lid cap!

6. Unicorn


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

Is your furry friend magical? One-of-a-kind? Prove how truly remarkable your pet is with a unicorn costume! Show off the majesty of your little buddy with a truly legendary look.

Best Worn By: Smaller dogs

Where to Find It: Thankfully, finding a unicorn costume is a lot easier than finding a real unicorn! Check Soldan's Pet Supplies in Bay City, or shop online to get your hands on this mythical costume.

7. Banana


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

Want your friends and family to go bananas for your pet this year? Give your dog the fruity look it deserves with a Chiquita banana costume! If you own several dogs, turn your bananas into a bunch with this adorable look.

Best Worn By: Dogs of any size!

Where to Find It: Spirit Halloween will normally have them in stock. If you can't find them in person, check their online store to get it right away!

8. Bumblebee


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

This cute costume might "bee" the best one we've seen yet! With snap button enclosures, you can easily slip this costume on your cat without much trouble. 

Best Worn By: Cats of all sizes

Where to Find It: You can purchase it online at Meowington, or you can stop by Halloween City in Saginaw to get it in person!

9. Shark Attack


9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

There is definitely 'some-fin' extra adorable about this costume! This land shark costume is perfect for aquatic themed Halloween festivities, trick-or-treating, or even trips to the waterside!

Best Worn By: Medium sized dogs

Where to Find It: Amazon has several shark attack costumes in stock, but you can also head out to Party City to get a look at this cool costume in person!

Give your fuzzy companions the fashionable and stylish look they deserve this Halloween with one of these 9 adorable costumes for your pets! If you're planning on taking your pet for an adventure this fall, take a look at our Fall Seasonal Guide to discover fun pet-friendly locations in the Bay City area this October! While you're at it, make sure your vehicle is ready to take on the changing temperatures with our Fall Car Care guide. You'll be thankful when the snow starts to fall, as your vehicle's important components will be able to take on the cold weather this upcoming winter!

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, October 9, 2017

Make the Most of Autumn with the Graff Bay City Seasonal Guide

BAY CITY, Mich.,––The fall season is upon us, and hopefully soon the weather as well! Even though the weather has been a little strange for this time of year, all things fall are happening around us in the Bay City area and it's time to get out there and enjoy. We want to help you make the most of autumn with our brand new Graff Bay City Seasonal Guide.

Make the Most of Autumn with the Graff Bay City Seasonal Guide


By checking out our Fall Guide for the Bay City area on our website, you'll be able to find information on:

  • The best orchards & cider mills in the area
  • Our favorite Chevy vehicles to drive this season
  • Creative pumpkin decor ideas
  • Seasonal recipes you should try
  • & Fall car care tips! 


We hope you take advantage of our seasonal guide and make the most of autumn in the Bay City area. If you're interested in a new Chevy, check out our entire lot of inventory online before coming into the dealership and let us know which vehicle you'd like to take for a test drive! If you just need a quick oil change this fall, check out pricing on our Service Menu and visit us at our Service Center or at our Quick Lube location. 

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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Graff Gives Back to The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness this October

BAY CITY, Mich.,––Halloween and fall activities, food, and decor are in full swing now that it's October, but there's something much more important on the table. October is also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Graff Bay City is here to help give back. We're all about raising money for local organizations that do wonderful things in our community and hope you'll join us in doing so as Graff Gives Back to The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness this October

Graff Gives Back to The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness this October

The Pink Fund is a public charity organization that provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients to help meet basic needs, and decrease stress levels. This allows the patients to focus on healing and keeping hope. The Pink Fund receives applications from over 100 breast cancer patients per month.


How can you help give back to The Pink Fund?


  • Get your auto services done at Graff Bay City 
  • Purchase a new Chevrolet at Graff Bay City 
  • Stop by Graff Bay City and feed our pink polka dot piggy banks 

You can be confident about doing business at Graff Bay City knowing that a portion of your service cost or vehicle purchase will go to a great organization! Make sure to schedule your next oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, or any other auto service online. If you're interested in a new Chevrolet, shop our selection online or stop by our dealership on Wilder Road in Bay City 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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

BAY CITY, Mich. – Who says you have to carve pumpkins this Halloween? Give your pumpkins the fun and festive treatment they deserve with these 7 creative non-carved pumpkin designs. Not only will you eliminate the mess of Jack-O-Lantern carving, but your pumpkins will stand out through all of October and won't rot nearly as fast as they normally would! Plus, these pumpkin designs are ideal for crafting with young children so that they can participate without the risk of being around any sharp knives or cutting tools. Give these creative designs a try this Halloween season!

1. Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin


7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

No matter what your favorite flavor of ice cream is, this fun twist on a typical pumpkin is a creative way to show off your artistic ability this year! 

Materials Needed: 1-2 small pumpkins, construction paper, craft paint, cardboard, Sharpie

Difficulty: Easy

2. String Art Moon Pumpkin


7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

For a truly authentic Halloween-themed decoration, this string art moon pumpkin is full of the spooky spirit you know and love in October!

Materials Needed: Black Craft Pumpkin, acrylic craft paint, glue sticks, light effects floss

Difficulty: Easy

3. Chalk Paint Pumpkin


7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

Not everything has to be painted the old-fashioned way! This cool and creative pumpkin design is brought to life with chalk paint to create a fun and eye-catching look.

Materials Needed: Decor paint, decor blossom stencil, decor brush, clear wax

Difficulty: Medium

4. Candy Corn Pumpkin


7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

If you're a fan of candy corn, you'll definitely want to make these cute and fun pumpkins! They only take a few minutes and will perfectly compliment the rest of your Halloween decorations!

Materials Needed: Pumpkins, tape, white spray paint, yellow spray paint

Difficulty: Easy

5. Galaxy Jack-O-Lantern


7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

Want to craft a truly out-of-this-world decoration? This galaxy-patterned Jack-O-Lantern is sure to impress your friends, family, and trick-or-treaters this October with its stellar design!

Materials Needed: Black pumpkin (painted or fake), multicolored craft paint, Christmas lights, power drill with various sized bits

Difficulty: Hard

6. Spiderweb Pumpkin


7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

Going for a spooky look this year? Spiderweb pumpkins are creative, fun, and only take a few minutes to craft!

Materials Needed: Patterning tape, pumpkin, foam pouncer, craft paint

Difficulty: Medium

7. Chevron Pumpkin


7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

Want to make an easy and enjoyable pumpkin design? Make everyone's favorite Halloween decoration stand out with a stylish chevron pattern!

Materials Needed: Tape, spray paint

Difficulty: Easy

Avoid the potential of rotten pumpkins before Halloween actually rolls around this year with these 7 creative non-carved pumpkin designs! You'll have the most unique pumpkins on the block that will be sure to impress trick-or-treaters! While you're out and about getting supplies for your pumpkin crafting, use our Fall Car Care guide to check up on your vehicle's important components. You'll be thankful you did when the snow starts to fall! If you have a busy day ahead of you but need your vehicle serviced, use our Graff Xpress Service to get your vehicle taken care of right away! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about your vehicle's important components, check up on our Service FAQ for more information!

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 27, 2017

The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Autumn isn't complete without some good old-fashioned fall fun! Check a few items off your fall bucket list by visiting the best hayrides and pumpkin patches near Bay City this year! Bring the whole family along to pick fresh pumpkins for the Halloween season, and top the day off with a fun-filled scenic hayride for an unforgettable fall experience. Plus, a lot of farms and pumpkin patches have corn mazes, inflatable obstacle courses, and other exciting activities! Read on to discover what each of these fall destinations has to offer this season!

Johnson's Giant Pumpkins


The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

You can always find something going on at Johnson's Giant Pumpkins from classic car shows to exotic animal petting zoos. Check up on their events calendar to see what's going on for the month, then explore the pumpkin patch to find your next Jack-o-Lantern! If you're feeling hungry after a long day of activities, you can top off the day with a hand-dipped caramel apple or snack on their wide variety of concessions

The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

Want to enjoy the fun of the fall without having to deal with a long drive? The Tiny Apple Store, located in Bay City, is chock full of seasonal goodies! Choose from 147 different flavors of ice cream, take a bite of a warm doughnut, and enjoy the changing colors of the autumn on a hayride! Their Facebook page is regularly updated with events, specials, and more! You won't want to miss out on any of the surprises they have in store this season!

Grandma's Pumpkin Patch


The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

Head out to Midland, Michigan this year for a fun pumpkin patch experience! At Grandma's Pumpkin Patch, you can pick your own pumpkin and enjoy an entire day full of events this fall. Every year, a different corn maze pattern is chosen to challenge newcomers. Think you're up for the challenge? Head down to Grandma's Pumpkin Patch, pick out a pumpkin, and enter the corn maze!

Leaman's Green Applebarn


The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

Voted Mid-Michigan's Best Apple Orchard, Leaman's Green Applebarn is sure to impress you and your whole family with fall fun and plenty of activities! Admission to the Applebarn gets you access to a scavenger hunt, playground, putt putt golf, and a free hayride! Plus, if you're feeling hungry, you can stop by the market to snack on some freshly baked goods. Try Leaman's famous apple cider slushie when you visit - you won't regret it! 

Berry Creek Farms


The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

Looking for a local, relaxing farm atmosphere? Berry Creek Farms in Bay City is a quaint getaway from the hustle and bustle of the normal world. Every fall, you and your family can board the Berry Creek Express Train for a fun-filled hayride to the haunted corn maze! If you're feeling especially bold, you can even explore the haunted greenhouse for a spooky experience you won't soon forget. Want to pick pumpkins? Make sure to call in advance to see if they're in stock, then head over to Berry Creek Farms to pick your next Jack-O-Lantern out for Halloween!

Fill your fall season with family fun this autumn! Visit the best hayrides and pumpkin patches near Bay City to enjoy the best the Bay Area has to offer. While you're out and about picking pumpkins and taking in the beautiful autumn weather on a hayride, prepare your vehicle for the changing temperatures by keeping up on your Fall Car Care. Do you know how to change your oil and check your tires' tread? If not, take a look at our Routine Maintenance FAQ to learn how to maintain important parts of your vehicle and how to spot damages to those components.

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 26, 2017

How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires

BAY CITY, Mich. – According to a study conducted by NBC News, almost 60% of Americans don't know how to change their vehicle's tires. Instead, many rely on roadside assistance for a quick and easy solution in the event of a flat tire. Knowing how to change your vehicle's tires is a necessary skill that all drivers should be able to do. While it is easy to rely on roadside assistance for help, there's always a chance that you may get a flat tire in an area with no cell phone reception, leaving you on your own. Luckily, changing your vehicle's tire is a quick and easy process to learn. Follow these guidelines if you wind up with a flat tire while you're out on the road.

What You'll Need to Fix a Flat


How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires


  • Spare Tire
  • Lug Wrench
  • Jack
  • Vehicle Owner's Manual

In order to change a tire, you'll need all of these items to safely and effectively replace your flat. All of the items listed should come with your vehicle and, besides your vehicle owner's manual, are typically located in your trunk. If you can't find these items, or if your car didn't come with any of the items listed above, you should purchase new ones right away.

How to Change a Flat Tire


How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires

  1. Find a Safe Place to Park: If you notice you have a flat tire, slowly reduce your speed and look for a safe and level place to park. Turn on your hazard lights, pull over into the safe area away from traffic, and apply your parking brake.
  2. Remove Your Hubcap: If your vehicle has hubcaps that cover the lug nuts on the wheel, you'll want to get it removed before you can get to work on your tire. Use the flat end of your lug wrench (the "L"-shaped tool in your tire changing kit) to pry your hubcap off. If you aren't sure how to remove your hubcap, consult your vehicle owner's manual.
  3. Loosen the Lug Nuts: Using the other end of the lug wrench, unscrew the lug nuts on your vehicle's tire (there should be six of them) until they're loose. Do not completely remove the lug nuts just yet though. Also, if you're having trouble loosening the lug nuts, use your foot or the weight of your body against the lug wrench if you need to.
  4. Position Your Jack Under Your Vehicle: Look under your car for a clear area of exposed metal or a groove in your vehicle's frame near the flat tire where you can place your jack. If you aren't sure where to look, consult your vehicle owner's manual to find the specific location to place your tire jack.
  5. Raise Your Vehicle With the Jack: Carefully crank the lever on your vehicle's jack to raise your vehicle until it's at least six inches above the ground. While your vehicle is raised, it is extremely important to make sure you don't put any part of your body underneath it.
  6. Unscrew the Lug Nuts: Now that your vehicle is raised, it's time to finish unscrewing your lug nuts. You should be able to do it by hand after loosening them up in step 3. Once removed, keep the lug nuts in a nearby location so you can have them on hand when you put the new tire on.
  7. Remove Your Flat Tire: Grab your tire by the treads and carefully remove it until it's free from your vehicle. Make sure to lay it flat so it doesn't roll away.
  8. Mount Your Spare Tire: Now, take your spare tire and line up the lug nut holes in the rim so that they align with the lug bolts (the metal bolts where you removed the lug nuts). Gently push your spare tire in until the lug bolts are visible through the rim of your tire.
  9. Tighten the Lug Nuts: Put your lug nuts back on the lug bolts and tighten them by hand. Tighten them as much as you can.
  10. Lower Your Vehicle: Slowly and carefully lower your vehicle on the jack so that it's on a level plane again. After this, you'll want to tighten the lug nuts one more time with your lug wrench for good measure.
  11. Replace Your Hubcap: Your hubcap should fit in perfectly back on your spare but if it doesn't, keep it with your flat tire after you put everything away.
  12. Put Away Your Equipment: Put your flat tire, lug wrench, and jack in your vehicle's trunk. Double check that you have everything and pat yourself on the back! You've changed your flat tire!

How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires

Your vehicle's spare tire isn't built to handle high speeds or long drives, so make sure you drive carefully to the nearest auto service technician. If you need to have your tire fixed or replaced, do not hesitate to call us or schedule an appointment for service. We'll get your flat tire looked at, fixed, or replaced as soon as possible! Now that you know how to change your vehicle's tires, you'll be prepared if you end up stuck on the road with a flat. If you happen to get a flat tire or need service performed on your vehicle, take a look at our service menu to find out what we can do for you! At Graff Bay City, we're glad to assist you with any tire care or routine maintenance you may require. Let us know how we can help!

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, 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!

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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