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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