Thursday, June 22, 2017

What to Look For When Buying a New Car

BAY CITY, Mich. – Purchasing a new vehicle is a big decision to make, especially when it's what will get you from Point A to Point B. When you are ready to purchase, you'll be able to shop around and look at different makes, models, and specifications to fit your needs, while also finding something that fits within your budget and meets your personal preferences. It's a very exciting time in your life, which is why you'll want to make sure you make the right vehicle purchase. If you're wondering what to look for when you're buying a new car, Graff Bay City has compiled a list of factors for you to consider. On the hunt for a specific vehicle style? We carry an extensive inventory of vehicles that'll meet all of your expectations, from sporty driving to family-friendly SUVs.


1. Consider Your Budget


The first thing you'll want to take into consideration is your budget. Knowing how much you are willing to spend on a vehicle is essential in helping you narrow down your choices to find something that'll best suit your needs. Usually, the rule is that your car payments should equal up to 20% of your take-home income. Since down payments for vehicles can be quite expensive, there are a lot of options available to vehicle buyers. If you're interested in applying for an auto loan for financing, fill out a credit approval form and our auto-loan experts will help you find a plan that best fits your budget!

2. Buying vs. Leasing


Once you have your budget in mind, you'll want to consider the options of either buying a vehicle or leasing one. Buying a car can provide you with a long-term investment which will return on itself, however, it can be extremely costly initially, with large down payments and long-term payment plans. Leasing may seem like a much more affordable option, but it can also become expensive if you go over your mileage limit or have to finance any repairs. Read about the pros and cons of each on our buying vs. leasing page!

3. Write Out Your Needs


You have your budget and you've made a choice between buying a vehicle or leasing a vehicle. Now what? Figuring out what you and your passengers need is the next step. Write out everything you want and need in a vehicle. Think about what you need now and what you'll need in the future. Do you want something spacious with a lot of room? What about a flashy, sleek vehicle with a lot of customization? Safety features? How many seats do you want in your vehicle? Keep all of your needs and preferences in mind when you go in to purchase a vehicle, as they will factor into your budget and final purchase decision.

4. Pick Your Vehicle Out


Now that you've gotten all of that figured out, it's time to visit the dealership to find your perfect match. If you prefer searching at home, take a look at our inventory to see the many options available to you! You can edit your search to specify what you're looking for, whether it's a spacious SUV or a fast and powerful 2-seater! If you're curious about a specific vehicle, you can also read their brochures for more information on the specifications and what they have to offer! In just a few short steps, you'll be able to take your new vehicle out for a drive!

5. Give it a Test Drive


Finding the right vehicle may be the hard part, but once you do, it's smooth sailing from there! First, you'll need to contact us to set up a test drive appointment. This is your chance to find out whether or not the vehicle you've been researching is the one for you! Refer to your needs you wrote out earlier to find out if the car matches your specifications. Try driving it based on your commute: if you drive on highways, see how it handles the high speeds; if you live on a dirt road, consider taking it off-road to see how it will manage! Check the trunk for its spacing, the exterior for any damage, and seats for comfortability. These steps are all a necessary part of making sure that you are happy with your purchase! If you have any questions or concerns, our Sales Staff will be glad to address them!

While purchasing your vehicle can be very fun and exciting, it can also be very time consuming. Keeping your budget and personal preferences in mind all play a huge role in this decision. We hope that this list of what to look for when you buying a new car helps you to narrow down your choices to find the vehicle that's just right for you! Feel free to reach out to us with any concerns you may have. We're happy to help match you up with your dream car!

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, June 20, 2017

Where to Travel in Michigan This Summer

BAY CITY, Mich. – Is your heart yearning for adventure? Want to get out of the house but hate long road trips? You're in luck: you can quell your hunger for exploration in your very own state! We at Graff Bay City have compiled a list of where to travel in Michigan this summer to help you plan your next vacation! Take a look at some of the best the Mitten has to offer with quick and easy getaways for the whole family! With destinations ranging from massive sand dunes to serene forests, you'll have plenty of options when you plan your next family trip!

The Sleeping Bear Dunes - Leelanau County


Where to Travel in Michigan This Summer

Voted "The Most Beautiful Place in America" by Good Morning America, it's clear that this breathtaking destination lives up to its title. As one of the most unique locations in the entire state, its miles of sand bluffs tower over Lake Michigan, giving visitors a one-of-a-kind view you can't get anywhere else. With attractions like a lighthouse, expansive park, and a center for the arts, the Sleeping Bear Dunes has something for everyone!

Porcupine Mountains - Ontonagon


Where to Travel in Michigan This Summer

Explore one of the Upper Peninsula's most unique hidden gems - the Porcupine Mountains. Earning its name from its silhouette at night, this mountain range carries with it several treasures. The Lake of the Clouds, a stunningly beautiful lake surrounded by mountains, is one of the most pleasant surprises the mountain range has to offer. The Porcupine Mountains are full of excursions and activities for any season: kayaking, fishing, and skiing are just a few of the unique opportunities this exciting getaway has to offer. 

Frankenmuth Village - Frankenmuth


Where to Travel in Michigan This Summer

Known as "Little Bavaria", this quaint little village in Saginaw County carries a lot of history with it. It's evolved into one of the top tourist destinations in the Mitten, best known for Zehnder's and its award winning chicken. The center of the town carries a long district of shopping centers, each carrying Bavarian style and activities for the whole family. If you're on the lookout for some early holiday shopping, Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland is open around the year with the over 50,000 ornaments and gifts! Check out Frankenmuth's calendar of events for parades, festivals, and more!

Mackinac Island - Mackinac


Where to Travel in Michigan This Summer

One of Michigan's most known travel destinations is the Mackinac Island. It's full of excitement, from world-renowned Mackinac fudge to historic sites and museums. Worried about the cost of staying on the island? Don't worry - every month, the island releases unique specials and discounts for activities. Make sure you plan your vacation to the Mackinac Island as soon as possible! Take a bike, ride a horse, and more on this one-of-a-kind island. This exclusive destination is a tourist hotspot, and you'll want to make sure you've got your spot reserved before lodging fills up!

Planning vacations can be extremely exciting, but they're even more exciting when you know its only a short road trip! We hope our handy guide of where to travel in Michigan this summer keeps you and your family entertained throughout the year! If you're looking for fun in the Bay County area, be sure to stop by our 7th Annual Classic Car Show this August! Planning a road trip? Make sure you're keeping up on routine maintenance this summer to keep your vehicle in top shape to face those long drives!

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, June 14, 2017

7th Annual Classic Car Show

BAY CITY, Mich. – The hottest event of the summer is quickly approaching! We'll be closing out Summer 2017 with our 7th annual Classic Car Show at Graff Bay City! This event will take place on August 5th from 9 AM to 3 PM at our dealership. There will be plenty of fun for the entire family, including free food and drinks, a 50/50 raffle, trivia, music, games, and more! Visit the Graff dealership for a day full of excitement and cool vintage cars!

7th Annual Classic Car Show

The proceeds raised from the Classic Car Show will go towards the Just For Kids Foundation of Bay County. Just For Kids is a local charity that strives to help Bay County children in need and provide them with food, medical supplies, school supplies, clothes, and other necessities. At Graff Chevrolet we are proud to support this incredible nonprofit organization as they work to meet these children’s basic needs and provide them with opportunities to be successful in the future.

Showing off your vintage ride? Register your vehicle early for $5 off your registry fee. Registration is $15 on the day of the car show. Your registration fee will be directly donated to Just For Kids. To learn more about Just For Kids and their efforts to make Bay County a better place, check out their website or call their center at (989) 667-KIDS. Make this August 5th a fun day for a good cause with our 7th annual Classic Car Show!

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, June 13, 2017

5 Fun and Easy Upcycling Projects

BAY CITY, Mich.–– Did you know that you can repurpose the old stuff that's cluttering up your garage and storage spaces into fresh, new projects? "Upcycling" is a brand new trend that breathes new life into your old stuff that may not be useful to you anymore. Check out a few of these 5 fun and easy upcycling projects to make the most of things you would otherwise throw out! You can help the planet and your wallet with these easy-to-follow instructions!

1. Turn An Old Sandbox Into a Kid's Garden



Teach your children the basics of gardening with this fresh and creative take on sandboxes! When they outgrow the sandbox phase, you can repurpose it into a new garden to educate your children and give them their own chance to grow something of their own! It only takes a few steps and they can help, too!

2. Turn a Colander into a Flower Basket


5 Fun and Easy Upcycling Projects

With a few simple steps, you can turn that old colander of yours into a brand new hanging flower basket for the patio! Upcycle your old kitchen accesories for a unique take on a flower basket that will be sure to impress everyone!

3. Turn Old Jars into New Canisters


5 Fun and Easy Upcycling Projects

What do you do with the jar when you finish a container of jelly, salsa, or sauce? You upcycle them, of course! Using a few easy-to-find supplies, you can turn these old jars into brand new jar canisters that you can keep for a long time! Not only do they look great, but they help you save money on containers and make your kitchen look modern and sleek!

4. Turn Dollar Store Frames into Hurricane Lanterns


5 Fun and Easy Upcycling Projects

If you want to redecorate your house but you're on a budget, try making these beautiful hurricane lanterns for only $5! Using dollar store picture frames, you can turn an otherwise plain item into a gorgeous decoration. The project will only take up to 30 minutes of your time, so you can create a lot of these very quickly to breathe some life into your house!

5. Turn Your Tin Cans Into Retro Lights


5 Fun and Easy Upcycling Projects

Want to give your home an old school twist? Try giving your tin cans a second chance by upcycling them into retro lights! It only takes a few minutes and the lights work surprisingly well. They can work in almost every corner of your house, so give this handy trick a shot today!

Upcycling is the best way to save money and redecorate your house this summer. With quick and simple solutions to expensive problems, we hope that these 5 fun and easy upcycling projects will keep you and the whole family entertained for the summer! If you're looking to save some more money with routine maintenance, we have a page of coupons that are available at your disposal! Enjoy every second of this summer with upcycling!

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, June 6, 2017

Why Buy Chevy? June Power Hour

BAY CITY, Mich.–– With so many vehicle options and brands to choose from, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Purchasing a vehicle can take a lot of time and can be a stressful process. With so many questions and different factors to consider, choosing a vehicle worth purchasing can take a lot of time out of your day. This month's Chevy Knowledge Power Hour will give you some reasons reasons why you should buy Chevy. Join us at The Fix at Uptown Bay City for a crash course on why Chevy has what you need in a vehicle! Read up on our website for more information about the event and what it will entail.

Why Buy Chevy? June Power Hour

Chevy has been one of the brand leaders in the auto industry since its creation. With multiple awards in versatility, efficiency, and durability, Chevy vehicles return your investment in more ways than one. The brand carries a wide array of vehicles, ranging from trucks to electric cars to suit anyone's preferences. This has allowed Chevy to cement itself as a high-quality, easily accessible brand for anyone. Take a look at some of Chevy's signature brands to get a better idea of what the brand has to offer.

We hope you'll join us for a comforting, hot cup of joe at The Fix in Uptown Bay City, located at 5 East Main Street, Bay City, 48708 for June's Chevy Knowledge Power Hour to why you should buy Chevy! We'll be there for any questions you might have about features, vehicle prices, or any other dealership related topic and would be happy to answer them on Wednesday, May 10th from 12:00-1:30 pm.

We also want you to utilize our online resources to learn more about your car, truck, crossover, or SUV and its needs. We have an entire Service section on our website dedicated to all things routine maintenance and auto repair. Our seasonal maintenance tips will keep you current on how to care for your car each season, and our online scheduling tool makes it easy for you to save time in having your vehicle serviced at Graff 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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Monday, June 5, 2017

How to Get an Auto Loan & Buy a New Car

BAY CITY, Mich., –– Applying for an auto loan and buying a new car, truck, crossover, or SUV, can be a very intimidating and time consuming process. Filling out paperwork, proving your identification, picking the right model, and choosing a payment plan can take a lot of effort if you're not sure what steps to take and when! We at Graff Chevrolet Bay City, want to make sure you're confident in the process of getting an auto loan, so you can get approved quickly and on your way to driving off in a new vehicle. We've created a short and simple guide on how to get an auto loan & buy a new car. 

Step 1: Fill out the Financing Form


How to Get an Auto Loan & Buy a New Car

To ensure the speediest service, fill out our financing form to get approved before you head into the dealership. It can be finished quickly online, and filling it out in advance minimizes any wait time you may have to sit through at the dealership. You'll get a head start on the whole process and you'll be one step closer to getting your new car! 

Step 2: Prepare Any Documents You May Need


How to Get an Auto Loan & Buy a New Car

You'll need to prove your identification when you apply for your loan, but you'll need other documents for additional proof as well. Make sure you also have your proof of residency, income, pay stubs, and any other relevant information your employer may have. We will take care of the vehicle information portion of this process once you've picked the car you want! 

Step 3: Find Out if You're Discount Eligible


How to Get an Auto Loan & Buy a New Car

Take a look at our list of available GM discounts to see if you're eligible to save more on your new vehicle! We want to ensure that you're able to find a vehicle that not only fits your wants and needs, but also your budget. With discounts for educators, military, and more, we have specials for everyone of every background!

Step 4: Get a Great Interest Rate


How to Get an Auto Loan & Buy a New Car

We at Graff Bay City want you to receive the best rate you possibly can. Looking at your credit score, the length and term of the loan, and the car you're purchasing or leasing determines the auto loan interest rate. We understand the limitations a poor credit score can create; our financial team is happy to help with any issues you may have. Give our financial experts a call at (989) 684-4411 or stop by our dealership on Wilder road with any questions or concerns you have before applying. 

Step 5: Protect Your Investment


How to Get an Auto Loan & Buy a New Car

Once you've finally chosen the vehicle of your dreams, it's extremely important to protect your investment. A wide range of programs and insurance policies are available for you, ranging from our GAP protection (which serves as a safety net for new and used car buyers) to corrosion protection. Each program contains their own individual benefits, so research what program works best for you! Our team would be happy to help you choose a plan best suited for your driving habits.

With this guide on how to get an auto loan & buy a new car you'll be ready to make the commitment of an auto loan in no time. Following our guide will get you behind the wheel of a new Chevy car, crossover, SUV, or truck in no time! We are here to help our customers with their unique financial situation and pride ourselves on the care we put into our clients. Our relationship with credit agencies in Bay City allows us to tailor our programs to anyone. We're willing to go the extra mile 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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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Graff Gives Back to Ponyride

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Throughout the month of June, Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, Michigan, will be donating $10 from every vehicle sale and $0.25 from every vehicle service transaction to the Ponyride. The money raised will benefit Ponyride, a nonprofit that seeks to support artists, entrepreneurs, and other nonprofits in an effort to make Detroit more sustainable. Please join us in raising money as Graff Gives Back to Ponyride!

Graff Gives Back to Ponyride


Ponyride's main goal is to help creative minds unleash their potential with startup assistance, skill development, and space activations with affordable leases. Proceeds from oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacements, and any other auto service needs you have will now benefit Ponyride and its services offered in the metro Detroit area. At Graff Bay City, we're dedicated to supporting local charities and organizations that make a difference in our community.

For every $0.25 from every vehicle service and $10 from every vehicle sale, Graff gives back to Ponyride to ensure their success in Detroit to help creative minds blossom and allow their talent to flow freely. To support Ponyride and its creative endeavors, schedule an appointment online today for your auto service needs and save yourself from having to wait in line. Also, our experienced and friendly sales staff can 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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Service Lights and What They Mean

BAY CITY, Mich. –– We've all had it happen before: you're driving and suddenly a service symbol lights up on your car's dashboard. It can make anyone worried, from first time drivers to people that have been driving for a very long time. To help you manage your stress and vehicle, we've created a list of the most serious service lights and what they mean. Using this handy guide can keep you and your car safe with any situation. We'll show you to handle each of these severe warnings to keep your vehicle in peak condition.

Service Lights and What They Mean

Check Engine Warning

Service Lights and What They Mean

There are many reasons why your Check Engine light can come on, but it's best to be proactive with this warning. It could be anything from a loose cap to wires that need replacing. When a Check Engine light comes on, it is best to take it to a mechanic as soon as possible, as their scanning tools can diagnose the issue much quicker to get your vehicle back on the road.

Coolant Temperature Warning

Service Lights and What They Mean

This light means that your vehicle is running at a higher than normal temperature. It's best to think ahead when you see a warning like this, as it can potentially damage your vehicle if left unchecked. It can be a coolant leak, a malfunctioning engine thermostat, or other issue, but your best bet is to get your vehicle towed to take care of the issue before it gets too serious.

Parking Brake Warning

Service Lights and What They Mean

If you have malfunctions in your braking system, this light will turn on to indicate that. However, there's also a chance that you could have left your parking brake on, so before you test your brakes, make sure your parking brake isn't on! If you release it and the light is still illuminated, you should call for assistance. You and the other vehicles on the road will be much safer because of it!

Traction Control Warning

Service Lights and What They Mean

When this light is illuminated, it means your vehicle's ability to brake or control traction is impaired, either due to the computer in your vehicle or through your car itself. Sometimes, the traction control's "off" button may have been accidentally pressed, and other times, it can be a more severe issue. Refer to your vehicle owner's manual to reset the issue, and if it persists, make sure you receive service!

Airbag Warning

Service Lights and What They Mean

This light comes on for a few seconds when you start up your vehicle. If it stays on, though, it means there could be an issue with your airbag or seatbelt. If you get into an accident and this light is on, it can prevent your airbags from operating. You can still drive your vehicle with no issue, but make sure you get this problem taken care of as quickly as possible.

Safety is a priority for us at Graff Bay City. We want to make sure that you know what to do if one of these lights happens to come on while you're driving. Keeping up to date on service lights and what they mean will help you keep yourself safe on and off the road. If one of these lights comes on, make sure to schedule an appointment at our Service Center as quickly as possible. We have an FAQ for any questions you may have with additional service lights or other maintenance issues. Our Service Staff is always available to help you with any concerns you have for your 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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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chevy Starts First-Ever Video Series on Twitter

BAY CITY, Mich. –– In a swift and innovative move, Chevy starts the first of its kind video series on Twitter. This "retweet by subscription" service offers weekly comedy videos with pranks, quizzes and more by comedian Mark Smith interacting with Manchester United soccer players. The show is entitled Everything but Football Football Show, and is expected to start up this week. With some help from Commonwealth and MOFILM, a community of content creators and filmmakers, the show will take off on Twitter as a totally unique subscription service.

There will be plenty of opportunities for viewers and users to interact with the Chevy brand through the Moments option on Twitter, as some of the world's greatest athletes are interviewed and interact with the audience through the show. The show will be updated weekly and will give subscribers a notification through Twitter so they can be the first to see what it has to offer.

“It is our goal to break through the newsfeed-scrolling behavior of social, drawing fans to our brand and keeping them coming back week after week,” said John Gasloli, Global Chevrolet Marketing. “Using Twitter Moments and Retweet to Subscribe, Chevrolet is changing the video viewing experience from one that is passive, to one that is fully participatory and engaging. It also keeps the user within the experience, allowing them to engage with all content without ever leaving Twitter.”

Chevy Starts First-Ever Video Series on Twitter

Chevy's partnership with Twitter will allow it to interact with customers on a very personal level, offering them content directly tailored to their interests at a fast pace. With Chevy starting the first of its kind video series on Twitter, this new partnership puts Chevy directly in contact with their customers. Be sure to check out @ChevroletFC on Twitter to learn more and tune in to the show.

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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Fun in the Sun in Mid Michigan

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Check the weather: sunny days are here to stay! After a winter that lasted way too long, it's finally time to step outside and enjoy some fresh air. There's plenty going on during this next month that will give you plenty of time to enjoy fun in the sun in Mid Michigan and the surrounding area. Make this summer the best one yet with activities ranging from park trips to concerts!


Enjoy a Concert at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort


Fun in the Sun in Mid Michigan

This summer, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has filled their calendar with some of the best shows around! There are concerts that anyone can enjoy, from Jason Aldean to Weezer, with plenty of fun for anyone of any age! If you aren't much of a concert-goer, there are tons of other events you can register for as well to make your day in Mt. Pleasant a fun and exciting time!


Take a Trip to the Children's Zoo


Fun in the Sun in Mid Michigan


The Saginaw Children's Zoo at Celebration Square is open for the summer, and with admission rates of $5 per person, it offers a fun and affordable trip for the entire family! There are a lot of animals to see, from goofy penguins to spooky alligators. Learn more about some of Earth's coolest creatures this summer at the zoo!

Check Out the Chippewa Nature Center


Fun in the Sun in Mid Michigan

Midland has a lot of hidden gems, but one of their best kept secrets is the Chippewa Nature Center. With over 50 years of history, the nature center features hundreds of acres to explore and a beautiful vista overlooking the Chippewa River. Additionally, the park hosts several events like film festivals and nighttime nature walks! Take a look around and get in touch with the incredible nature of mid Michigan!


Visit the Midland Centre for the Arts


Fun in the Sun in Mid Michigan

While you're out enjoying the sights of Midland, make sure you visit the Midland Centre for the Arts! New events and exhibits pop up every week, from the intriguing Art of the Brick exhibit to the eye-opening Forgiveness Project. There are plenty of great opportunities to learn something new as you explore some of mid Michigan's finest art!

The best part about all of these events is that they take place through the remainder of the summer, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy everything the Mitten has to offer! Make the most of this beautiful weather with some fun in the sun in Mid Michigan! While you're out and about, consider making your car look just as cool as you do with some custom graphics! We offer quotes for any work that you'd like done, and we can answer any questions you have with our informative FAQs! 

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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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Brochure

BAY CITY, Mich. –– The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is built to withstand tough environments and demanding workloads. To discover its awesome capability and decide if its the right choice of truck for you, download the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD vehicle brochure from our website. The digital brochure outlines information on this heavy-duty pickup truck including fuel efficiency, towing and payload capacity, engine specs, as well as its class-leading 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft of torque. Download the brochure today on your computer, tablet, or mobile device to better inform your purchasing or leasing decision.

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Brochure

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Brochure

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Brochure

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Brochure

The 2017 Silverado 2500 HD is powered by an available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine and can tow just about anything. It was also named the “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup" two years in a row by J.D. Power & Associates. To compliment its power, the 2017 Silverado 2500 HD has a comfortable and refined interior with advanced technology features. So, to find out if it's the right truck for you, download the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD brochure today 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, May 17, 2017

Chevrolet Truck Comparison at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich., – Choosing a new vehicle is never an easy decision, and detailed information on the cars you're interested in can be scattered across multiple dealership website pages making your search even more difficult. We want to take some of the pressure off by offering you our Chevrolet Truck Comparison page at Graff Bay City! Find your dream truck when you compare Chevy pickup models easily and conveniently all in one place.

Chevrolet Truck Comparison at Graff Bay City

If you've decided you want a Chevrolet truck, you're already on your way to making a great vehicle purchase. Compare the 2017 Chevy Colorado, 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500HD, and the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500HD and decide which one is best for your workload! You can see tons of photos, a size comparison, capacities, and pricing, all on the Chevrolet Truck Comparison page.

After you've read our Chevrolet Truck Comparison page at Graff Bay City, if you still have questions or you need help finding the truck that's right for you, give us a call! You can reach us at (989) 684-4411 to speak with an experienced sales professional. We're also happy to help you schedule a test drive or assist you in person at the dealership!

Start your vehicle buying experience today, with our helpful Chevrolet Truck Comparison page! 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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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Brochure

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Download the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado brochure to discover what's new about Chevy's capable mid-size truck. The vehicle brochure outlines the fuel efficiency, spacious interior, towing and payload capacity, technology and safety features of the 2017 Colorado and its various trim levels including Base, WT, LT, Z71. Download the brochure today on your computer, tablet, or mobile device!

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Brochure

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Brochure

Powered by an available 3.6L V6 engine, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado gets 19 city/26 hwy mpg with 308 horsepower. It also comes equipped with Chevrolet MyLink technology and Bluetooth capability as well as other impressive technology features. It also has available accessories for customization such as the illuminated Chevrolet bowtie, body-color grille, sport bar with off-road LED trail lights, and more!

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Brochure

The strength and size make it a perfect vehicle for anything you need whether its hauling weight on a work site, pack up for a weekend adventure, or simply just look good out on the road. Download the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado brochure from our website to learn all about this mid-size truck and get all the information you need to inform your purchasing or leasing decision!

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, May 4, 2017

Graff Gives Back to the FFA Scholarship Program

BAY CITY, Mich. –– Throughout the month of May, Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, Michigan, will be donating $10 from every vehicle sale and $0.25 from every vehicle service transaction to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Scholarship Program. The money raised will benefit the FFA, a student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. The National FFA Organization is committed to their student members by providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Proceeds from oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacements, and any other auto service needs you have will now benefit the FFA Scholarship Program members in our region. 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 FFA Scholarship Program!

Graff Gives Back to the FFA Scholarship Program

Graff Bay City will be supporting the FFA Scholarship Program by donating $10 from every vehicle sale and $0.25 from every vehicle service transaction throughout the month of May. Graff Bay City has also recently named their recipients for the 2017 FFA Chevy Trucks Scholarship, a team up between Chevrolet and the FFA to offer scholarships to dedicated members of local FFA chapters. To achieve the scholarship, each member applying had to be working towards a career-ready degree in the field of agriculture. We helped select and award five local FFA members with $1,000 co-sponsor scholarships to help take these brilliant recipients further in their education. We want to send our sincere congratulations to the 2017 FFA Chevy Trucks Scholarship Recipients Anthony Michael Worden, Bradley Sensabaugh, Michael Boos, Mikayla Lynne Kelly, & Spencer Halk!

So to support your local FFA members, schedule an appointment online today for your auto service needs and save yourself from having to wait in line. Also, our experienced and friendly sales staff can 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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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Learn How to Use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - May Chevy Knowledge Power Hour

BAY CITY, Mich.–– Our vehicles are becoming more compatible with our technology and mobile devices as the years go on, and for the average driver, there is a bit of a learning curve to deal with. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on new Chevy models to keep you connected wherever you go and make using your phone while driving much safer, as these programs allow you to stay focused on the road. This month's Chevy Knowledge Power Hour will cover how to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and integrate these programs into your Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.

Learn How to Use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - May Chevy Knowledge Power Hour

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enable users to display certain apps and functionality from their phone on the vehicle's MyLink infotainment display and control them using the touchscreen or voice commands. You can send, read, and reply to your text messages with voice commands so you never have to take your eyes off the road. You can also make phone calls, turn on your music, and much more with this technology. It's all in an effort to make the modern driver more connected and safer, by removing the temptation to look at your phone and try to use it while driving.

We hope you'll join us for a comforting, hot cup of joe at The Fix in Uptown Bay City, located at 5 East Main Street, Bay City, 48708 for May's Chevy Knowledge Power Hour to learn how to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in your vehicle! We'll be there for any questions you might have about these smartphone integration features, or any other dealership related topic and would be happy to answer them on Wednesday, May 10th from 12:00-1:30 pm.

We also want you to utilize our online resources to learn more about your car, truck, crossover, or SUV and its needs. We have an entire Service section on our website dedicated to all things routine maintenance and auto repair. Our seasonal maintenance tips will keep you current on how to care for your car each season, and our online scheduling tool makes it easy for you to save time in having your vehicle serviced at Graff 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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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

BAY CITY, Mich., – Explore the exceptional and powerful 2017 Corvette, a true dream car, when you download the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette brochure from Graff in Bay City, MI. You can read all about the available trim levels, performance specifications, engine info, and more when you download the brochure to your computer, tablet or mobile device.



Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure


The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 6.2L V8 engine, has 460 horsepower, and can go 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds! Download the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette vehicle brochure to see what this incredible sports car has to offer! There is nothing quite like driving a Corvette, but you won't believe the hype until you experience it first hand during a test drive.

We want to make sure you're making the right vehicle choice for you! Stop by Graff Bay City to take a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette for a test drive before you make your final decision! 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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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Car Care at Graff Bay City

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

Spring Car Care at Graff Bay City



Spring Car Care at Graff Bay City

Wipers

Your wiper blades are essential in every season, but especially in the spring. Spring weather brings a lot of rain, and to keep you safe on the road at all times it’s important to have wiper blades that are in good condition. Head on over our spring wiper blade care page to learn about the signs wear and tear. If you’re unsure about your wiper blades feel free to come into our Service Center at Graff Bay City, and we’ll help you find new ones and install them.
Spring tire care involved checking your treads, rotating your tires, and replacing them as needed. Spring is also a good time to take those winter tires off, and replace them with a set of all season tires. New spring tires will ensure you have the traction you need on rainy roads and always keep you safe. If you’re unsure about your tires’ condition, take a look at our spring tire care page. Our service experts can install, rotate, and inspect your tires today. Schedule your spring service appointment with us online.

Alignment & Suspension

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

Fluids

Your fluids play a huge role in your vehicle’s performance and lifespan. Your spring fluid care includes checking the levels, flushing, changing, and topping them off as needed. Each fluid has a different service schedule, but if you head on over to our spring fluids care page you’ll learn about each fluid’s purpose, the maintenance needed, and what happens if you don’t take care of it properly. If you’re not confident about changing your vehicle’s fluids, feel free to schedule a spring service appointment with us today.
Our spring car cleaning page offers you the best tips and tricks to make your vehicle spotless for the season. Having a clean car will keep your eyes on the road and not focused on unnecessary clutter. Plus, the materials that make up your vehicle will stay in better condition longer if they’re clean. At the bottom of our spring car cleaning page you’ll even find a section that helps you get the salt out of your car mats. Follow our car cleaning steps and your vehicle will be neat and tidy this spring, and plenty of seasons to come!

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

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet

Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet

BAY CITY, Mich., – On April 22nd, Earth Day, we'll be celebrating our amazing planet! Now more than ever, we're aware of our impact on the environment. The good news is that Chevy vehicles are reducing emissions and are becoming more fuel efficient! Today serves as a great reminder for us to do our part to preserve planet earth. Converting to a more fuel efficient Chevrolet vehicle is a great first step, be here are a few more Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet in your everyday life!

Earth Day Tips To Help Save The Planet:
1. Unplug electronic appliances. Even when they aren't turned on, electronic appliances that are plugged into a power source still draw energy, which means you're wasting energy.

2. Shop the local farmer's market. Not only is the carbon impact of items from your farmer's market lower due to reduced transportation, but the food is almost always organic meaning no chemical pesticides have been used.

3. Buy and use a lunch box. Think about how waste-free you can make your lunch by using reusable containers, a reusable water bottle, and reusable utensils.

4. Install a new shower head. If you take a 10 minute shower every morning, you're likely using over 9,000 gallons of water per year. By switching to an EPA approved shower head you could save over 3,000 gallons of water per year!

5. Fill up the dishwasher. If you have a modern dishwasher, you don't need to rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. In addition, wait until the dishwasher is full before turning it on.

6. Use the shades. Save money and energy by lowering your window shades. In the summer, they will keep the sun and heat out and in the winter they will keep cold drafts at a minimum.

7. Switch to natural household products. Regular household cleaning products can be incredibly toxic and have actually been cited as the second largest air pollutants in major U.S. cities!

8. Start a compost. You can greatly reduce the amount of household trash by composting.

9. Dispose of old electronics the right way. When electronics are dumped in landfills and exposed to high heat, they release toxic chemicals into the air, water, and ground. So either sell them online, or take them to the proper location in your city to get rid of them.

10. Walk instead of drive. If you're going a short distance, get some exercise and fresh air. With the weather being so nice out, you don't need to drive everywhere.

11. Pay your bills online. Not only will this save on paper, but it's also more convenient for you!

12. Stop using plastic or paper bags at the grocery store. Many grocery chains and stores offer reusable bags for a small price and unlimited use. Think about how much plastic you'll save in a month!

If you're looking to reduce your carbon impact by switching to a more fuel efficient vehicle like the 2017 Chevrolet Volt. If you're satisfied with the vehicle you're already driving, take a look at our Spring Car Care pages. By performing routine maintenance on your vehicle, you'll get the best fuel-efficiency possible. Schedule your spring service appointment at Graff Bay City today.

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Cleaning Car Care Tips

BAY CITY, Mich., – Are you ready to start your spring cleaning? Odds are you're planning to go through the closet and the cupboards, maybe the garage, but what about your car? Don't forget to give your ride some love this spring! Check out our spring cleaning car care tips from Graff Bay City to keep your ride in great shape!

Spring Cleaning Car Care Tips

1. Empty the Garbage

Empty bottles, receipts, wrappers and miscellaneous trash tends to build up in our vehicles over time. Clear out the garbage so you can find yourself on the way to a cleaner car!


2. Vacuum

After you've removed all of the trash, get out your heavy duty vacuum cleaner or head to the carwash to use theirs. Vacuum your upholstery and floors to remove any dirt, crumbs, leaves, or gravel that may have accumulated. You can even use a bottle of compressed air to get all of the dust from those hard to reach spaces. 

3. Sanitize

Use cleaning wipes or spray to wipe down and sanitize your interior surfaces. Get the gunk out of the cup holders and dust off the dashboard! Be sure you're using the appropriate type of cleaning product for your vehicle's specific surfaces.


4. Wash the Windows

Windex the inside of your windows to remove dust, fingerprints, and pet smudges. Don't forget about the inside of your front and rear windshields and your rearview mirror!

5. Exterior Wash

Head to the carwash or hand wash your car at home to finish off your spring cleaning for your car! Be sure to hand dry your vehicle to keep spots from appearing on your paint!

Car Care Hacks to Keep Your Ride Clean All Year Round:

Spring Cleaning Car Care Tips

  • Use silicone cupcake liners in your cup holders. They can easily be removed and cleaned if necessary!
  • Keep a small container or bag for trash to keep it from building up.
  • Wipe down wiper blades with alcohol to prevent streaking.
  • Keep tissues in a small to-go cup.
  • Place scented wax melts in a jar with holes for a DIY air freshener. 
Spring Cleaning Car Care Tips

We hope you use our spring cleaning car care tips to keep your ride feeling fresh this spring! For more vehicle maintenance advice and tips, check out our Spring Car Care pages. Here you can also find our spring cleaning tips for your car! 

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, April 4, 2017

Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Brochure

BAY CITY, Mich., – Chevrolet's iconic sports and performance car is back again for its 50th year! Before you buy, get your research started by downloading the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro brochure from Graff in Bay City, MI.


Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Brochure

You'll probably need to see it to believe it, but the Camro Fifty is better than ever! Download the vehicle brochure to see performance specifications, photos and details, engine specs, and much more. Let us set up a test drive so you can get hands-on before you take home your new and exciting Chevy sports car!

There are multiple trim levels and models of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro! Learn about each vehicle's unique features when you read the downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Camaro brochure. The comprehensive PDF brochure will give you all the information you need to make a vehicle purchase decision!

We want to make sure you're making the right vehicle choice for you! Stop by Graff Bay City to take a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro for a test drive before you make your final decision! 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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Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Trax Brochure

BAY CITY, Mich., – Learn all about Chevy's compact crossover vehicle when you download the 2017 Chevrolet Trax brochure from Graff Bay City! If you're interested in purchasing a new crossover, the PDF brochure is the perfect research tool!


Downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Trax Brochure

Downloading the 2017 Trax brochure will give you access to interior and exterior vehicle photos, performance specifications, vehicle details, and available customizable options! Get your vehicle research started without ever leaving home when you download the Chevy Trax brochure from Graff Bay City!

Photos and details are important, but reading the downloadable 2017 Chevrolet Trax brochure will also give you access to vehicle trim levels. This way, you can choose your favorite model without stepping on the lot. Let us know which one you choose so we can schedule a test drive!

We want to make sure you're making the right vehicle choice for you! Stop by Graff Bay City to take a 2017 Chevrolet Trax for a test drive before you make your final decision! 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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