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Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, MI is Revolutionizing the Car Buying Experience!

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When you visit Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, you’ll quickly realize we’re not your average run of the mill Chevy dealership – we’re trying to revolutionize the car buying experience!

We are committed to our customer’s complete satisfaction; a commitment we achieve by providing exceptional customer service, a warm and friendly environment, a fantastic inventory of new Chevy vehicles and used vehicles, and so much more!

Hank Graff Chevrolet takes care of you and your car or truck throughout your vehicle’s lifetime, and for the duration of your next vehicle’s life as well. We believe in making our customers into lifetime friends – so stop by Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City and let us give you a complete car buying experience that you’ll be happy with!

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Quick Chevy Oil Changes and Auto Service in Bay City, MI at the Hank Graff Chevrolet Service Center | Providing First-Rate Service from Start to Finish!

At the Hank Graff Chevrolet Service Center, we understand that life can get busy and it may be difficult to find time to bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance and service. To help our customers when spare time is scarce, we’ve created Graff Xpress Service! This service allows for our customers to bring their car or truck in for a quick oil change and/or tire rotation that is not only speedy, but also extremely affordable.

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We also offer the Graff Xpress Pit Stop in Bay City, a fantastic new option that gives your car the tune up it needs. The Graff Xpress Pit Stop includes a tire rotation, wash, vacuum, fluid top off and a battery check – everything you need to fine-tune that beautiful machine of yours! For more information on the Graff Xpress Service and Graff Xpress Pit Stop, feel free to browse our website or give Hank Graff Chevrolet a call at (989) 684-4411.

Get a Graff Disgnosis Report - Our way of keeping our customers safe! Is your vehicle not running efficiently? Bring it into our Graff Bay City Service Center for a no obligation vehicle diagnosis. Schedule your appointment with our experts TODAY!

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Get to Know Our Fearless Leader at Hank Graff Chevrolet, Lisa Rechsteiner

Behind every successful business is a strong leader – at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, ours is Lisa Rechsteiner. Lisa is a wonderful individual who not only works hard to see our Chevy dealership succeed, but also the Bay City community. She works diligently every day to make our Chevy dealership a great place to visit, and the community of Bay City a great place to live.

Lisa is very passionate about helping the Great Lakes Bay Region and we are truly humbled by her efforts to make the world a better place. She divides her time between Just For Kids, the SVSU Athletic Advisory Board, Maier and Associates Advisory Board, the Great Women of the Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU Community Youth Days, and so much more! To read more about our Fearless Hank Graff Chevrolet Leader, click the link below or stop by our Bay City dealership and introduce yourself! You can also read more about the Hank Graff history by clicking the appropriate link below.

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New or Used Cars, Chevy Auto Service, and Body Work in Bay City, MI at the Hank Graff Chevrolet Service and Collision Centers

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Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City is the Chevy auto dealership of choice for customers across Michigan, simply because we know how to satisfy our customer’s automotive needs. When it comes time to service your car, truck, SUV or crossover, stop by our Hank Graff Chevrolet Service Center that is friendly, relaxed, and staffed by ASE Certified Technicians. This ensures that your vehicle will only be taken care of by the best technicians in Bay City and for a great, low price. If you’re looking for a new or used vehicle, you’ll enjoy browsing our vast inventory – all of which is available on our Bay City lot or online!

Our new Chevy inventory in particular is well-stocked with popular models like the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Traverse, and the Chevrolet Volt.

If you don’t see what you want on our Bay City lot, rest assured that our well-connected team of professionals will find you the exact vehicle you want and have it brought to our Bay City Chevrolet dealership in no time. After all, your complete satisfaction is our end-goal!

Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City is proud to be a part of the Bay Area, Mid-Michigan, and Tri-City Area community. Being the premier auto dealership in Mid-Michigan, we are proud to serve such communities as Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Essexville, Pinconning, Coleman, Sanford, Carrollton, Frankenmuth, St. Charles, Birch Run, Zilwaukee and more!

To contact one of our friendly professionals, please feel free to call (989) 684-4411 or stop by Hank Graff Chevrolet located at 3636 Wilder Road in Bay City, MI – we look forward to serving you at our Chevrolet dealership soon!

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Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City is proud to be a part of the Bay Area, Mid-Michigan, and Tri-City Area community. Being the premier auto dealership in Mid-Michigan, we are proud to serve such communities as Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Essexville, Pinconning, Coleman, Sanford, Carrollton, Frankenmuth, St. Charles, Birch Run, Zilwaukee and more! To contact one of our friendly professionals, please feel free to call (989) 684-4411 or stop by our dealership located at 3636 Wilder Road in Bay City, MI – we look forward to serving you at our dealership soon!

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Back-To-School Lunch Tips - 08/28/2015

Back-To-School Lunch Tips

BAY CITY, Mich. - Parents, the day you've been waiting for has finally arrived: IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!  The long days of summer are coming to an end, making way for busy schedules and an increased need to streamline the day-to-day activities, especially in the morning. 

Preparing lunches for your kids in the morning can definitely be a chore, but these simple back-to-school lunch tips can help take the challenge out of your midday meals. 

  • Prepare in advance! Peel and cut fruit and veggies Sunday night for easy access during the rush of weekday mornings. Mix up the ingredients for a tossed salad or chicken salad sandwich and set up lunch containers so you can just drop items into them in the morning. 
  • A fun way to switch things up? Make kabobs! Fruit kabobs, meat and cheese kabobs and even chocolate kabobs are all ways you can turn lunch into an even more fun activity! 
  • Make lunches a little more fun by packing a cheerful note! Also, consider cutting a sandwich with a fun cookie cutter or using fun-shaped pasta in pasta salad and soups. 
  • If possible, plan lunches when you plan your dinner menu. Consider making extra servings at dinner so you have leftovers for lunch (this works for the adults as well!).
  • Invest in a great thermos! Just as a thermos keeps food warm, it can also keep it cool. Fill a thermos with juice, milk, pudding, potato or pasta salad—honestly the possibilities are endless. 
  • Use a variety of breads, such as pitas, whole wheat rolls, bagels, croissants or pumpernickel bread. 
See? These simple, back-to-school lunch tips will help your mornings run a lot smoother! Do you have any back-to-school lunch tips that you think would help? Post them in the comments section below, we would love to check them out! Looking for a perfect back-to-school vehicle as well? Why not stop in and try out the beautiful, all-new Chevy Traverse or Equinox. Both vehicles have an amazing fuel economy and are chock-full of features even the most "over-it" teen will love! 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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Chevrolet Recently Released the Pricing Options for the 2016 Camaro - 08/25/2015

Chevrolet Recently Released the Pricing Options for the 2016 Camaro


BAY CITY, Mich. - Chevrolet recently released the pricing options for the 2016 Camaro, and we have to say that it will definitely compete for the top-car in the muscle car segment! The automaker announced some pretty impressive developments to the redesigned Camaro lineup that will make the ever-going competition between the Mustang and the Camaro pretty interesting.

Unlike the former Camaro models which featured three trim levels — the L, LT, and SS — the new Camaro has a more simplified and streamlined lineup of just the LT and SS models, despite having a third engine option available: a turbocharged inline-four.

The new Camaro will start at $26,695 for the base model 1LT coupe, which is a $3,000 price hike from the 2015 model with a $995 destination charge included. At the opposite end of the spectrum sits the SS which starts at $37,295, or a $1,000 premium over the Mustang GT fastback. For cashing out all that dough, however, you do get some exciting features, including a revised front fascia, bigger brakes, limited slip differential, and a 455 horsepower 6.2L V8 engine. No word yet on the pricing of the 2016 version ZL1, which will be unveiled next winter at the Detroit Auto Show, but the current model is priced out at $55,000.

Since Chevrolet recently released the pricing options for the 2016 Camaro, many auto-insiders believe it will not take long for the Camaro's numbers to reach and overtake those of the Ford Mustang. It may take a few months to be able to tell the new Camaro from the old one, but the improvements are many, and they add up to a car that’s fundamentally better than the outgoing model. And regardless of the slight price gap between the two, the combination of power and value in the 2016 Camaro may well win uncommitted muscle car shoppers away from the mighty Mustang.

If you would like more information on how you can get your hands on the 2016 next-generation Camaro, feel free to stop by your Bridgeport area used car dealer 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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Engineers in England Will Begin Testing Roads That Charge Your Vehicle While You Drive On Them - 08/22/2015

Engineers in England Will Begin Testing Roads That Charge Your Vehicle While You Drive On Them


BAY CITY, Mich. - Electric and hybrid car enthusiasts, listen up: engineers in England will begin testing roads that charge your vehicle while you drive on them! Recently an engineering firm in England stated that it was embarking on an 18-month trial testing roads that charge electric vehicles while they drive on them.

Chevy Volt drivers should definitely perk their ears up, because this could change the electric car game forever! Let's explain how it works... The charging lanes work by creating electromagnetic fields generated by electric cables buried beneath the road. A coil inside the bottom of a car picks up the field and converts it into electricity. The potential to recharge low emission vehicles on the move offers exciting possibilities. The government is already committing £500 million ($569 million) over the next five years.

Usually electric vehicles can only charge while they're in park and the power turned off which is way it's so exciting that engineers in England will begin testing roads that charge your vehicle while you drive on them. Now this technology is far off from being tested by the public, let alone being integrated into the American road system. However, it is refreshing to know that pushes are being made to make driving an electric vehicle easier, therefore more appealing, to the everyday driver.

If an electric vehicle has been on your mind lately, stop by and check out the award-winning Chevrolet Volt! 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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Meet the 2016 Corvette Stingray - 08/19/2015


Meet the 2016 Corvette Stingray

BAY CITY, Mich. - The wait is finally over, Bay City – Meet the 2016 Corvette Stingray! The long awaited sports car has FINALLY made its way to our dealership, and you can definitely call us impressed! There is so much to say about this beautiful piece of ingenuity we really don't know where to begin, after all it is America's sports car.

Meet the 2016 Corvette Stingray Let's start at the heart of every sports car: the engine. The specific vehicle is powered by an impressive 6.2L V8 that unleashes the power of 455 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque.  The all-new Stingray comes standard with a seven-speed manual transmission but is available in an eight-speed automatic with shift speed that rivals dual clutch gear boxes, so says Chevrolet.

Various packages enable the Stingray to reach 0–60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and also enables the sports car to run the quarter mile in 12 seconds while reaching 119 mph. In fact, the sheer force of this vehicle moving from 70mph to 90mph takes your breath away. This impressive model will handle itself very well as an everyday vehicle, but where would be the fun in that? This Corvette was made for the extreme!

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The Stingray is also outfitted with the thrilling, Z51 performance suspension as well as Apple Car Play and Android Auto, OnStar, voice controls, heated and cooled seats, remote start, and so much more! If you would like the chance to meet the 2016 Corvette Stingray, you're in luck... Christmas came early this year as three, glorious 2016 Corvette Stingrays pulled onto our lot just last week! At your Bridgeport Area Used Car Dealer, we have tons of Used Chevy Models AND New Chevy Models just waiting for you on our lot! Stop by and take one out for a test drive 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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Chevy Has Previewed a Fancy New Key Fob for the 2016 Camaro - 08/14/2015

Chevy Has Previewed a Fancy New Key Fob for the 2016 Camaro


BAY CITY, Mich. - Chevrolet has been very fair with the amount of information given to the public regarding the all-new 2016 Chevy Camaro. However there is still plenty of information regarding the new muscle car that the auto-world still has yet to learn. Earlier this week, Chevy released just a few details about some accessories the automaker plans to offer for the new muscle car, but Chevy has previewed a fancy new key fob for the 2016 Camaro.

The fob pictured features the usual smattering of buttons like lock, unlock, and an alarm, yet it also includes controls for automatic trunk release and crucially, for convertible models, a button to automatically stow the top. Another thing we do know is that the key fob featured in the photo above, does belong to a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, however we aren’t privy to any other details like the model or trim of the Camaro it’s attached to.

Sure, a key fob won’t make or break a sale, but an original key (at least in the way it looks) is a constant reminder to drivers that they are behind the wheel of something special. That is of course, if the amount of horses underneath the hood doesn't already say that.

No matter what type of news the auto-world gets about the all-new Camaro, it will be exciting news! Chevy has previewed a fancy new key fob for the 2016 Camaro and when the new muscle car arrives to dealers this fall, feel free to stop by and take one for a test-drive! At your St. Charles Area Used Car Dealer, we have tons of Used Chevy Models AND New Chevy Models just waiting for you on our lot! Stop by and take one out for a test drive 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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2016 Camaro Will Make An Appearance At This Year's Woodward Dream Cruise - 08/13/2015

2016 Camaro Will Make An Appearance At This Year's Woodward Dream Cruise

BAY CITY, Mich. - It's the most wonderful time of the year for automotive enthusiasts, and no we're not talking about the holiday season. It's Woodward Dream Cruise time! Chevrolet will be dominating Woodward this year during the world's largest, single-day enthusiast event and the 2016 Camaro will make an appearance at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise! The Dream Cruise is expected to draw more than 1 million car enthusiasts to the 4,000 vehicles expected to line the Woodward corridor this weekend.

For the past four years Chevy has sponsored this event, and this year the automaker plans to have several dedicated displays and events during the festivities. The Camaro will definitely be the main attraction, and Chevy will be opening the Chevrolet Performance booth beginning today (August 13th) and will run the booth over the course of the entire weekend. The booth will also showcase vehicles fresh from the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour.

The 2016 Camaro will make an appearance at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise and will certainly be the pièce de résistance of this year's festivities. Chevy will showcase the entire lineup of the all-new, 6th generation Camaro including the coupe model AND the convertible model. This will be the first time the new Camaro will be presented to the public, and we're sure it'll be worth the wait. The world got its first look at the all-new, sixth-gen Camaro back in May at a Belle Isle reveal event. The Camaro Corral will feature up to 150 Camaros owned by Camaro Club members. They'll be on display at 23925 Woodward Ave. beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.

We cannot wait to feast our eyes on the all-new Chevrolet Camaro and you can bet so will thousands of other car enthusiasts who will line up to check out this American hot-rod this weekend! At your St. Charles Area Used Car Dealer, we have tons of Used Chevy Models AND New Chevy Models just waiting for you on our lot! Stop by and take one out for a test drive 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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Ending Speedweek with the Car Love Art Show! - 08/07/2015


Speedweek with the Car Love Art Show!



BAY CITY, MI - Hey car fans! We’re excited to announce that we are ending Speedweek with the Car Love Art Show! We had a great turnout last year and we expect a better one this year! 

The event is taking place on August 8th from 9am-3pm. All the proceeds will go to Just For Kids Foundation of Bay City. This foundation helps communities who are not being helped by the government or another charity or organization. Some of the programs they offer are bike drops, scholarships, and special needs.

Invite everyone you know, because we are ending Speedweek with the The Car Love Art Show. We have a bunch of fun activities planned like a car show, trivia, music, games, a raffle, and free food and drinks!

You can register your car in the 2015 Car Love Art Show with the secure form here. If you have any questions you can call us at (989) 684-4411. For more information on the Just For Kids Foundation take a look at http://www.goodkids123.org/.

We can’t put this event on without our sponsors of course, so we would like to give a big thank you to:


           Arthur Raceway of Reese
           No Limit Karts & Parts from Clio
           Midas Muffler of Bay City
           Hidalgo Entertainment
           Tri- City Motor Speedway of Auburn
           Eudici's Pizza from Bay City
           Brann's Steak House of Bay City
           Home Depot, Bay City
           Ponderosa located on Wilder, Bay City
           Harvey's Bar & Grill - Saginaw & Bay City
           ABC Warehouse - Bay City location
           B&C Pizza - State Street, Bay City
           Lattitude 43, Bay City
           Napa Auto Parts of Auburn
           Duke's Car Stereo, Bay City
           Advance Auto
           BC Pizza of Kawkawlin
           7-11 - Wilder Rd, Bay City
           Old Town Gym

Register your vehicle at your local St. Charles Area Chevy Dealership, we are always looking for ways we can give back to our local community, and we are proud to support Maier &Associates' Charitable Just For Kids Foundation!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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Graff Bay City Is Honored To Support The Fallen And Wounded Soldiers Fund - 08/03/2015

Graff Bay City Is Honored To Support The Fallen And Wounded Soldiers Fund


BAY CITY, Mich. - Graff Bay City is excited to kick off the first of our new month-long initiative campaign: GRAFF GIVES BACK! Each month, Graff Bay City will select a new non-profit organization to partner with, and $10 from every vehicle sale and $0.25 from every vehicle service transaction will be donated to that month's chosen organization.

This month, Graff Bay City is honored to support The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund! With every vehicle purchase or service, Graff Bay City will support those who serve and protect our country. Graff Bay City is so honored to partner with the FWSF, which was founded in 2006 to support Michigan-based soldiers who serve and protect our country.

At Graff Bay City, we are committed to supporting and improving our local community, which is why we are so thrilled about #GRAFFGIVESBACK!  Graff Bacy City is honored to support The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, and we cannot wait to donate $10 from every vehicle sale and $0.25 for every vehicle serviced!

For more information about The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund visit: http://www.fwsf.org.
To schedule a service appointment: http://www.graffbaycity.com/service.

Graff Bay City has tons of New Car Inventory and Used Car Inventory for your shopping needs! Remember, if you purchase a vehicle from Graff Bay City we will donate $10 to The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers FundAll of our consultants are friendly and knowledgeable, and will help you choose the best option for you at your local Bridgeport Area Used Car DealerHank 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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Different Ways To Buy A Car: Leasing, Buying New And Buying Used - 07/30/2015



Different Ways To Buy A Car: Leasing, Buying New And Buying Used

BAY CITY, Mich. - When it comes to getting a new vehicle it comes down to three different ways to buy a car: leasing, buying new and buying used. What are the pros and cons of each? What works best for you? For your family? It's always difficult for car sellers to give distinct answers, because car buying is in itself a process that all factors on the buyer. It is different for everyone, and everyone has a different idea for what they want in their perfect vehicle.

Let's break it down:
  • Leasing: Leasing a new vehicle enables buyers to get into a brand new car for a much cheaper price, however when the lease ends you are essentially left with nothing (except a higher credit score if you made your payments on time). You are really just renting a new vehicle every 2-3 years, and there are definitely pros and cons. When leasing, you are able to get into a brand new car that you might not have been able to purchase on your own and you get a new car every two to three years. In this aspect you will be kept up to date with the newly available safety, entertainment and driving features that cars have each year. However, in the end you have to give the car back, leaving no ROI. 
  • Buying New: This is indeed the most expensive option, however, it is also the longest term. A new vehicle is often under warranty for several years following purchase, and sometimes you can end up driving the car for over a decade. 
  • Buying Used: Purchasing a used vehicle is the cheapest option, however, it will not be a new car. An older car means older technology, older safety features and older car parts underneath the hood. Used cars usually require more maintenance as well. However, by letting "someone else take the hit" (previous owner) in regards to depreciating value, you could save money, and pay less in insurance as well. 
These are the different ways to buys a car: leasing, buying new and buying used. So, what should you do? You have to ask yourself, "Does the car provide any extra value beyond transporting me from point A to point B?" The answer will depend heavily on what you chose to do in terms of your career, family, income and the amount of time you will spend using your car. For example, if you expect to drive a vehicle for 10 years and then pass it off to your children, then a new car may work. If you are a recent college grad that isn't ready to take the dive and purchase a car, a lease might work better until you get settled. 

If you are looking to inquire more about vehicle purchasing and leasing options, feel free to contact one of our sales consultants and get more information. All of our consultants are friendly and knowledgeable, and will help you choose the best option for you at your local Bridgeport Area Used Car DealerHank 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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Step-By-Step Guide On Checking Your Oil - 07/29/2015

Step-By-Step Guide On Checking Your Oil

BAY CITY, Mich. - During the heat of the summer– especially the heat we've been experiencing lately– it is extremely important that oil condition and levels are checked on a regular basis. No one wants to be stranded on the side of the road in this heat. Here is a step-by-step guide on checking your oil, and some tips about how to know if your oil does indeed need to be changed.

Step 1: Your vehicle's owner's manual tells you when the fluids must be checked, however, this is just the minimum to keep your warranty in effect. 

Step 2: Park your car on a level surface and set the parking brake. Make sure that your vehicle sits with the engine off for AT LEAST ten minutes before proceeding to check your oil.

Step 3: Open the hood and locate the oil dipstick. The location of the dipstick depends on the type of vehicle you drive. If your vehicle is a rear-wheel drive, the dipstick is located below the Transmission fluid dipstick, as shown here:
Step-By-Step Guide On Checking Your Oil

However if you drive a vehicle with a front-wheel drive, your oil dipstick will be located here: 
Step-By-Step Guide On Checking Your Oil

Step 4: Pull out the dipstick and wipe it off with a clean, lint-free rag or cloth. 

Step 5: Insert the dipstick back into the pipe. 

Step 6: Pull the dipstick out again and look at the film of oil at the end of the stick. Note how high the oil film reaches on the dipstick and the condition of the oil itself. 

Step-By-Step Guide On Checking Your Oil
If the oil condition is good and you just need to fill the oil to the level indicated on the dipstick, do not attempt to pour the oil into the tiny tube the dipstick sits in, you're just asking for a mess. There should be a screw off cap labeled "Oil Cap" or something along those lines up on top of the largest part of the engine. Unscrew the cap and add oil as needed. 
Step-By-Step Guide On Checking Your Oil

Step 7: Put the dipstick back into the pipe. Congrats! You did it! Remember that oil turns black pretty quickly, but that doesn't affect the quality. Our tip: rub a little between your thumb and index finger, and if it leaves a dirty smudge it needs to be changed. 

See how easy that was? If you enjoyed this step-by-step guide on checking your oil and would like us to blog about another service process, let us know in the comments below! If you would like to bring in your vehicle to your Sebewaing Area Used Car Dealer and our certified service center, feel free to stop by or schedule an appointment onlineHank 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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Consumers Can Start Ordering The 2016 Camaro On August 13th - 07/24/2015

Consumers Can Start Ordering The 2016 Camaro On August 13th

BAY CITY, Mich. - Attention Camaro enthusiasts, information has leaked that consumers can start ordering the 2016 Camaro on August 13th! Mark the date on your calendars, because it sure will be a busy day for Chevrolet dealers across the country! According to an official document found CamaroNews, Chevy will start taking orders on the sixth-generation Camaro and it will also be the day when official production will begin on the assembly line.

Since its much anticipated debut on Belle Isle in Detroit, the 2016 Camaro has been the subject of much deserved hype in the auto industry. It is also important to understand that the August 13th date supposedly comes from an official document from Chevy, the automaker has yet to confirm when it will begin taking orders for the muscle car.

The sixth-generation Camaro is near the end of a summer-long "road-trip" promotional tour that recently passed through the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati last week. The new Camaro has been redesigned from the ground up, however the trim configurations have stayed the same. The '16 Camaro will offer an LT and SS trim options, while both will again be divided into four models– LT, 2LT, 1SSS and 2SS.

All of the 2016 Camaros will be produced in one of 10 different exterior colors which include Blue Velvet Metallic, Red Hot, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black and Hyper Blue Metallic. Bright Yellow, Garnet Red Tintcoat and Mosaic Black Metallic are all available at an extra cost. Inside, customers have the choice of five upholstery options: Jet Black, Medium Ash Gray, Kalahari, Adrenaline Red and Ceramic White.

Now that information has leaked that consumers can start ordering the 2016 Camaro on August 13th, we might not have to wait long for an OFFICIAL news release from Chevrolet. If you have been just itching to get behind the wheel of one of the most famous and historic muscle cars, feel free to check out our current Camaro inventory or stop by your local Sebewaing Area Used Car Dealership today to speak to any of our qualified sales associates! 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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Graff Bay City Is Home To The 2015 Camaro 2SS And Camaro Z/28 - 07/22/2015

Graff Bay City Is Home To The 2015 Camaro 2SS And Camaro Z/28


BAY CITY, Mich. - When it comes to impressive muscle cars, no automaker makes 'em like Chevy does! There has been much (merited) hype over the 2016 Sixth-Gen Camaro that Chevy released in May, but the 2015 models can hold their own just the same, and two of those 2015 models can be found in Bay City. Graff Bay City is home to the 2015 Camaro 2SS and Camaro Z/28, two cars that carry a combined 931 horsepower.

Let's take a closer look at these two beauties, shall we? The 2015 Camaro Z/28 (seen above) is steeped in legend! With an MSRP of $76,850 this Camaro is the king of its class and demands respect. This one at Graff Bay City is an absolute dream, and can be purchased at a price as low as $68,526! This powerhouse of a car rolls in with 505-HP and a freighting 7.0-liter V8 engine with a 6-Speed Manual transmission. This car is ready for the racetrack, and sports a beautiful, Black exterior with a Satin Nickel finish fuel door that ads a little "pizazz" to the vehicle. Other quality features of the Z/28 include race-inspired leather front seats, stability control, security system, OnStar, Bluetooth, MPS compatibility and TONS of others! As previously stated, this is a car that is truly able to go straight from the dealership lot to the racetrack without upgrades, and is one of the only muscle cars that has that unique capability.

Graff Bay City Is Home To The 2015 Camaro 2SS And Camaro Z/28


The second Camaro we are showcasing is the 2015 Camaro 2SS (shown above) that comes in a bit under the Z/28 with an MSRP of $40,545. However, do not believe for a second that this Camaro model doesn't have just as much power underneath the hood as other Camaros. The 2SS packs a nasty, 426 HP punch with about 410 lb-ft of torque coupled with a powerful, 6.2-liter Manual V8 engine. Other fantastic features include Brembo brakes, a sporty FE3 suspension, StabiliTrack, OnStar, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, leather seats, HID headlights and TONS of others. There is also a rumor floating around the auto-world that the 2SS lapped Germany's Nurburgring track in 8 minutes and 20 seconds, which puts the vehicle into the same class as the E46 BMW M3.

Graff Bay City is Home To The 2015 Camaro 2SS and Camaro Z/28 and trust us, these two dynamic vehicles are defintely one-of-a-kind! If you would like to get behind the wheel of the Camaro Z/28 or the Camaro 2SS, feel free to stop by your Bridgeport Area Chevy Dealer today! We have a beautiful inventory of the 2015 Camaro, including the 2LS, 1LT and 2LTHank 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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Join Us For The Car Love Art Show With All Proceeds Going To Just For Kids - 07/18/2015

Join Us For The Car Love Art Show With All Proceeds Going To Just For Kids

BAY CITY, Mich. - Graff Bay City is pleased to announce that we will be closing out Speedweek in a HUGE way this year by hosting an exciting art event! Join us for the The Car Love Art Show with all proceeds going to Just For Kids on August 8th from 9am-3pm!

Invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers from around the Bay City area to stop by and visit Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City for a fun-filled day of art and excitement! There will be TONS of fun activities, for everyone in the family, that include FREE food/soda pop, a 50/50 raffle, trivia, a car show, music, games and so much more so join us for The Car Love Art Show with all proceeds going to Just For Kids!

As stated previously, all proceeds collected at the 2015 Car Love Art show will directly benefit the Just For Kids Foundation of Bay City! If you would like to register your vehicle for the impressive car show, fill out the secure form here. Or if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call us at (989)684-4411. If you would like more information on the Just For Kids foundation, call the representatives at (989) 667-KIDS or visit www.Goodhttp://www.goodkids123.org/Kid123.org!

Register your vehicle.  At your local St. Charles Area Chevy Dealership, we are always looking for ways we can give back to our local community, and we are proud to support Maier &Associates' Charitable Just For Kids Foundation! 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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Fun Things To Do With The Kids When It's Too Hot To Do Anything Else - 07/17/2015

Fun Things To Do With The Kids When It's Too Hot To Do Anything Else

BAY CITY, Mich.– Summer is here, and in just a few days we will be experiencing (hopefully) the first day ABOVE 90 degrees in a LONG time! How great is it that Michiganders will finally be able to experience a lazy, summer afternoon that actually feels like, well, summer? It's been awhile, that's for sure. Lucky for you, we thought about some cute and fun things to do with the kids when it's too hot to do anything else! All of these fun activities can be found on our Pinterest page, so feel free to look around there for yummy recipes, cool fashion advice and some things to make you laugh!

Fun Things To Do In The Summer


Fun Things To Do With The Kids When It's Too Hot To Do Anything Else



Fun Things To Do With The Kids When It's Too Hot To Do Anything Else





Fun Things To Do With The Kids When It's Too Hot To Do Anything Else

If those aren't some of the funnest things to do with your young children this summer while they're at home, we don't know what is! Sometimes when the temperature is over 90 degrees, it's difficult to find entertaining activities your kids will love, but these are mom-approved, fun things to do with the kids when it's too hot to do anything else! At your local Sebewaing Area Chevrolet Dealer, we are always thinking of the best ways to make our customers lives a little bit easier, even when it has nothing to do with cars! However, if you ARE looking for the best car for your growing or soon-to-be growing family, feel free to stop by and take a test drive in any of our award winning Chevy models like the popular 2015 Chevy Equinox or the exciting, 2015 Malibu!  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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How To Find The Right Car Seat - 07/10/2015

How To Find The Right Car Seat


BAY CITY, Mich. - Every parent has (hopefully) gone through the process of researching and purchasing a car seat for their child. It is one of the most important, but also frustrating, choices in the early stages of becoming a parent. There are several types of seats to choose from, from infant to convertible and booster, depending on your child's age and size. Even if you've already found "the one", it is extremely important to know how to install the car seat correctly and also when to transition your child to another type of seat as your child grows bigger. So, we at Graff Bay City, are going to fill you in on how to find the right car seat.

First, there are four types of car seats that are created for different age groups. The best car seat for your young child to use is the rear facing car seat. It has a harness and is able to cradle and move with your child in the event of a crash.

  • Types of Rear-Facing Car Seats 
    • Infant Car Seat: This is a rear-facing seat only and is designed for newborns and small babies (like the one pictured above). Babies usually out-grow these seats by eight-to-nine months. When that happens, Safercar.gov recommends switching to a convertible or all-in-one car seat and use it facing the rear. 
    • Convertible Seat: As the child grows, this seat can switch from a rear-facing seat to a forward-facing seat with a harness and tether. Since it can be used with children of various sizes, it allows for most children to stay in the rear-facing position for a longer amount of time. 
    • All-in-One Seat: This seat can also allow children to stay in the rear-facing position longer and can change from a rear-facing seat to a forward-facing seat and to a booster seat as the child grows. 
The second type is a forward-facing car seat that limits your child's forward movement during a crash.
  • Types of Forward-Facing Seats
    • Convertible Seat: As the child grows, this specific seat can change from a rear-facing seat to a forward-facing seat with a harness and tether.
    • Combination Seat: As a child grows, this seat transitions from a forward-facing seat into a booster seat. 
    • All-in-One Seat: This seat can change from a rear-facing seat, to a forward facing seat, to a booster seat as the child grows bigger. 
The third type is a booster seat which positions the seat-belt so that it fits properly over the stronger part of your child's body. 
  • Types of Booster Seats
    • Booster Seat with High Back: This type of booster seat is designed to boost that child's height so the seat belt fits properly. It also provides head and neck support and is ideal for vehicles that don't have head rests or high back seats. 
    • Backless Booster Seat: A backless booster seat is completely designed to boost the child's height so the seat belt fits properly but does not provide head or neck support. It is made for vehicles that have headrests. 
The fourth type is made for children that have outgrown the weight and age requirement for car-seats and booster-seats and that is the seatbelt. The belt should lay across the upper thighs and be snug across the shoulder and chest to restrain your child safely in a crash. It should never rest on the stomach area or across the neck. 

Whoa, just typing all of that made us pretty concerned about child safety but also a bit confused about which seat would be best for our children. Thankfully, Parents Central came up with a nifty system that will help you on how to find the right car seat. Check it out here. It all depends on your child's age and size as well as the type of vehicle you drive. Once you figure out the best car seat option, you can start shopping, and be confident in your choices! 

When choosing a vehicle for your family, safety is definitely the number one concern in most cases. Thanks to Chevy's diligence to offering the best safety features available, we have some exciting family cars coming from Chevrolet in the next few months, including the all-new Malibu! If you would like to take a test drive in any of our family-friendly vehicles, stop by your local St. Charles Area Chevy Dealer todayHank 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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Chevy Introduces The Active Phone Cooling System - 07/07/2015

Chevy Introduces The Active Phone Cooling System

BAY CITY, Mich. – We all know the feeling: You go to grab your cell phone only to immediately feel a scorching overheated battery due to music streaming, texting and a running GPS. Not only is it frustrating, but when your phone is overheating THAT much it also completely zaps your battery. This is where Chevy comes to the rescue!

Chevy introduces the Active Phone Cooling System into the brand new Chevy 2016 lineup. Engineers have come up with a way that your vehicle can cool your phone down for you, thus extending the life of your battery. Pretty cool, huh? We love how Chevy is thinking about ALL the details, even the smallest ones! Most smartphones have a built-in thermal heat protection already, but that feature can sometimes manually switch off the phone when it overheats, which is extremely inconvenient for those streaming music or using their GPS.

So, how does it work? Chevy introduces the Active Phone Cooling System by adding an air vent connected directly to the car's air-conditioning and ventilation system. The systems are directed into the storage bin where the phone will rest for wireless charging, and cool air will be sent to help lower the phone's temperature. The Active Phone Cooling system will only operate when the driver turns on the A/C system manually.

Over time, regular overheating can damage your smartphone permanently, especially the lithium ion batteries that power the phone. With the help of Chevy's engineers, overheated smartphones will be a thing of the past! This industry-first system will be introduced in the 2016 Chevy lineup, which will include the 2016 Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models.

The 2016 Chevy lineup keeps getting more and more exciting! To learn more about Chevy's new models, stop by your St. Charles Area ChevyDealer 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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Chevy Is Launching Theft Alarm Notifications To Its Stolen Vehicle Assistance Program - 07/01/2015

Chevy Is Launching Theft Alarm Notifications To Its Stolen Vehicle Assistance Program

BAY CITY, Mich. - General Motors announced an exciting new feature this week for OnStar Chevy subscribers. Chevy is launching Theft Alarm Notifications to its Stolen Vehicle Assistance program. The exciting and innovative feature will be eligible to subscribers later this summer, and will be available on most 2014 model year and newer Chevrolet vehicles.

The new program features glass breaking sensors, interior motion sensors and an inclination/tilt sensor which will each sound an alarm if the vehicle is lifted up off the ground, a break-in is attempted or if motion is detected within the vehicle while the system is armed. The system will notify the subscriber by SMS text, email or a phone call and OnStar's advisors will work with local law enforcement to use GPS technology to pinpoint the vehicle's location.

Pretty cool right? We sure think so! This ability for a prompt response and swift identification of theft situations gives OnStar and Chevy customers a better chance to recover their stolen property. By implementing this new technology, Chevy owners can stay "with" their vehicle, even when it is out of reach and out of sight.

According to the F.B.I, almost 700,000 vehicles were reported stolen in the U.S in 2013, with Michigan ranking 6th in the United States at 24,567 cars stolen. Imagine how many cars WOULDN'T have been stolen if they were equipped with OnStar and Chevy's Theft Alarm Notification System.

We are so excited that Chevy is launching Theft Alarm Notifications to its Stolen Vehicle Assistance Program! If you would like to test drive ANY of our OnStar equipped Chevy models, stop by! At your St. Charles Area Chevy Dealer, we are always looking for the BEST deals for our customers. 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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Last Minute 4th Of July Decorations - 06/30/2015

Last Minute 4th Of July Decorations

BAY CITY, Mich. - It's finally that time to celebrate America's birthday! 4th of July is just around the corner, and we cannot wait for BBQs, fireworks and parades! For those of you hosting the 4th of July bash, sometimes decorating is last on the list behind preparing delicious food or planning out the day. Don't worry, we've got you covered with these last minute 4th of July decorations. Some of them are so simple, they only need 3 or 4 supplies to create! So sit back, relax and get back to creating that menu because you'll be able to get these decorations out in a pinch!

Last Minute 4th Of July Decorations
These are so cute, and would be GREAT to do with the kids! 

Last Minute 4th Of July Decorations
So simple, so easy!

Last Minute 4th Of July Decorations
Now THIS is going to be what separates your party from anyone else's! The stars are so simple, and just an easy spray with the hose will clean it right off of your lawn following the party. 

Last Minute 4th Of July Decorations
Probably the easiest decoration on this list! It only requires string, a stick and some bandanas! 

Last Minute 4th Of July Decorations
Pretty soon it will get dark and the fireworks will start! Light the way with these cute and easy mason jar candles. Quick tip, put citronella candles inside to ward off those pesky mosquitos! 

See? We've got your back with these last minute 4th of July decorations! Do you have any special 4th of July decoration ideas? Share them with us on Instagram using the hashtag #decorateBayCity! All of these 4th of July decorations, and other D.I.Y ideas, can be found on our Pinterest page! If your idea of celebrating America's birthday, or your birthday, is hopping into a brand new vehicle then we've got the cars for you! Check out our inventory of new and used Chevy vehicles! Did you know you can also schedule a service appointment online? Stop by your Sebewaing Area Chevy Dealer to see all of the beautiful Chevy cars and even take one for a test drive! 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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Meet The All-New 2016 Chevy Cruze - 06/25/2015

Meet The All-New 2016 Chevy Cruze

BAY CITY, Mich. - Are you ready to meet the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze? General Motors revealed the all new Cruze last night at the Fillmore Theater in Downtown Detroit to the delight of auto-insiders, press, writers and photographers. The Cruze is Chevy's best-selling car and the new model is larger, faster, lighter and more fuel efficient.

The '16 Cruze will make its way to dealerships in the spring of 2016 (we know, we wish it would get here earlier as well), and this updated version looks to address the faults of the older models: noisy, underpowered engine, cramped back seat even for young kids and a bland look. Mary Barra revealed an updated and more sophisticated Cruze last night which looked more aerodynamic, longer, and lighter (250 pounds lighter, to be exact).

But don't worry, when you meet the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze next spring it won't look completely unrecognizable. Alan Batey, GM's North American President explains, "We attained the attributes that made the original Cruze a hit around the globe and built on them to make this car more sophisticated." Sounds good to us!

The new Cruze comes FULL of new features! The most exciting is the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which GM integrated into its new models a few weeks ago. There is also 2 inches more of legroom in the rear seat, a completely redesigned instrument panel and a softer, more luxurious interior. The exterior is a sleeker version of the previous model, with a lower wind drag that is similar to the redesigned Impala and Malibu.

We are so excited to finally get a chance to see the all new, 2016 Chevy Cruze! It is a truly exciting year for Chevy as they have already launched many new redesigns this year including the Mailbu and Camaro! 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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General Motors Reveals The Sixth-Gen Camaro Convertible - 06/24/2015

General Motors Reveals The Sixth-Gen Camaro Convertible

BAY CITY, Mich. - This year the all-new Camaro made waves in the automotive world and competed for the top spot in its segment, which happened in a year that has witnessed the surge in popularity of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang. Today, General Motors reveals the sixth-gen Camaro convertible that will go on sale early next year.

Todd Christensen, Camaro Marketing Manager states that, "The 2016 Camaro coupe will set the benchmark for the segment in terms of technology, performance and design. Adding the most sophisticated top in the segment brings another level of refinement."

The entirely electro-hydraulic power roof system features a unique multilayer construction designed for comfortable and quiet driving in all four seasons. When up, the roof is similar to the sleek styling silhouette of the coupe Camaro. Also similar to the Coupe, the Camaro convertible is 200 lbs lighter than previous Camaro models. From the start of its design, the sixth-generation Camaro was developed to incorporate the convertible without compromising driving dynamics. Drivers will appreciate what they feel as well as what they DON'T feel: quivers, cow shake or an under-damped chassis typically found in a four-seated convertible. The unique structure enables the top to fold down completely beneath the belt-line, and the hard cover automatically covers the folded top.

General Motors reveals the sixth-gen Camaro convertible, which will come in either the LT or SS trim levels, but will come with six different powertrain combinations. The car is leaner and has a stiffer platform that was meticulously tuned in a wind tunnel, which contributes to an ultimately better performance through better aerodynamics. This gives better handling while also enhancing fuel efficiency.

We cannot WAIT for the all-new 2016 sixth-generation Camaro convertible to roll into dealerships early next year. It will be THE perfect summer car for 2016. If you would like to browse our current inventory of 2015 Camaros, feel free to take a look! We also have have the 2015 2SS Camaro in Black for all those wanting that extra boost of speed an performance. 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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2016 Chevy Equinox Will Come With A Slew Of New Updates And Features - 06/19/2015

2016 Chevy Equinox Will Come With A Slew Of New Updates And Features

BAY CITY, Mich. - Recently, Chevrolet has introduced a contemporary version of the popular crossover the Equinox. The 2016 Chevy Equinox will come with a slew of new updates and features that include new premium styling options, new wheel designs and available new safety features, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and standard rear-vision camera for entry-level models.

The 2016 Equinox is expected to make its way to dealers this fall, and you can bet Graff Bay City will let you know once they arrive on the lot! The new trims include the L, LS, LT and LTZ and a complete streamlining of the model lineup eliminates the 1LT and 2LT trims entirely from the Equinox. The interior of the new Equinox has been cleaned up as well thanks to a revised instrument panel "center stack" with a storage capacity and a new control graphic setup greets the driver. The roomy interior seats five comfortably, with a General Motors exclusive MultiFlex sliding rear seat that offers 41.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 63.7 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.

The 2016 Chevy Equinox will come with a slew of new updates and features, including Chevrolet MyLink, which comes standard on LT and LTZ models, and OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offered on every trim level model. We are so excited to our first glance at the all-new 2016 Chevy Equinox, but until then feel free to stop by and check out our current 2015 Chevrolet Equinox lineup available at Graff Chevrolet Bay CityHank 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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Chevrolet Uses Five Recycled Chevy Volt Batteries To Power One Of Their Data Centers - 06/18/2015

 Chevrolet Uses Five Recycled Chevy Volt Batteries To Power One Of Their Data Centers

BAY CITY, Mich. - Do you ever wonder what happens to those used electric car batteries? Where do they go? Well, Chevy is here to answer that question for you. Chevrolet uses five recycled Chevy Volt batteries to power one of their data centers. The batteries are currently keeping the lights on at the brand-new, state-of-the-art General Motors Enterprise Data Center at its Milford Proving Ground.

Re-purposed Volt battery covers have had many jobs in the past, including being used as bat houses and nesting boxes for endangered duck species, but now General Motors feels like it's finally time to tap into the larger batteries from the first-generation models. The Volt usually draws most of its power from a particular band of energy in the battery pack itself, and there is a lot of useable juice left over for stationary usage. The administration building's circuit breaker panel is fed by a new solar array and two wind turbines where five Volt batteries work in conjunction to supply power to the entire building.

 Chevrolet Uses Five Recycled Chevy Volt Batteries To Power One Of Their Data Centers

The Volt battery is perfect for this sort of work! Even after the battery has reached the end of its useful life, up to 80 percent of its storage capacity remains intact. The secondary usage actually extends the life of the Volt battery, while delivering waste reduction and economic benefits on an industrial scale.

This system is perfectly ideal for commercial use because a business can derive complete functionality from an existing battery while reducing upfront cost through this reuse of energy. It is truly exciting that Chevrolet uses five recycled Chevy Volt batteries to power one of their data centers, and at Graff Bay City we love representing a company that truly cares for energy sustainability! If you would like to hear more about how Chevy is always pushing the envelope in regards to renewable energy sources, feel free to stop by! You could always check out our energy/fuel efficient new and used cars at our Chevrolet DealershipHank 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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Five Things You Didn't Know Your Dad Needed For Father's Day Till Now - 06/13/2015

BAY CITY, Mich. - One of our favorite days of the year is quickly approaching. Father's Day is Sunday, June 21, and THAT means we've been scouring the internet in search of some great Dad themed gifts! Here are five things you didn't know your Dad needed for Father's Day till now!

Five Things You Didn't Know Your Dad Needed For Father's Day Till Now
We loved these! 

Five Things You Didn't Know Your Dad Needed For Father's Day Till Now

For all those Dads who are trying to get their kids to say "Dada" as their first word instead of "Mama". This is a hilarious book, well written by Jimmy Fallon (King of Late Night) <-- We added that last part! 

Five Things You Didn't Know Your Dad Needed For Father's Day Till Now

This custom, leather tray would be a happy place to store keys, change and glasses! 

Five Things You Didn't Know Your Dad Needed For Father's Day Till Now

The "unspillable" travel mug! This one is HIGHLY recommended by yours truly!

Five Things You Didn't Know Your Dad Needed For Father's Day Till Now
With scents like Dirt, Campfire, Bacon, Grandpa's Pipe and Gunpowder, you really can't go wrong with this one. Plus we think they are all pretty hilarious! 

And there they are, five things you didn't know your Dad needed for Father's Day till now! Choose any of these great gift ideas and you'll be in the running for "favorite child", just don't blame us when you siblings get mad. If you were thinking about a different type of gift for Dad this year, like maybe one with four wheels and a tail-gate, stop by Graff Bay City and take the all-new 2015 Chevy Silverado out for a test drive! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.



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The Chevrolet Cruze Surpasses 3.5 Million In Global Sales - 06/12/2015

The Chevrolet Cruze Surpasses 3.5 Million In Global Sales


BAY CITY, Mich. - General Motors should take time and really thank the Chevy Cruze for its ultimate long-term recovery, as the Chevrolet Cruze surpasses 3.5 million in global sales. The top-selling Cruze has been a favorite of auto buyers and auto industry insiders alike, so it's no surprise that the Cruze is seeing the amount of success it is. GM's Global Brand Chief stated that, "By consolidating design, engineering and marketing efforts, we were able to produce an award-winning, value-driven sedan that won over customers around the world."

"Around the world." That's what makes the Cruze such a successful automobile. It's a lot more difficult for an American car company to succeed not just here, but globally as well. THAT is how the Chevy Cruze surpasses 3.5 million in global sales, by creating a car the entire planet will love. Currently, the auto world is patiently awaiting the June 24th release of the all-new updated Chevy Cruze, which is expected to hit dealer lots early next year as a 2016 model. The new Cruze will be the fifth Chevy vehicle to be released this year, as it joins forces with the Spark mini car, the redesigned Volt, the brand-news Malibu sedan and, of course, the sixth-generation muscle car: the Camaro.

Currently the Chevy Cruze is an absolute hit with youthful motorists, especially recent college grads, and is the popular segment's second-best seller to drivers younger than 25. Additionally, 35% of those customers are new to Chevy, who sold more than 273,000 Cruze's in the U.S last year.

It is truly exciting that the Chevy Cruze is doing this well globally, and you can bet that Graff Bay City will be keeping you up to date leading up to the June 24th release of the updated Cruze. If you would like a chance to take a test drive with one of the most popular cars on the market today,  swing by and pay us a visit! 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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NHTSA And Detroit's Big Three Create An Alcohol Detection Technology - 06/05/2015

NHTSA And Detroit's Big Three Create An Alcohol Detection Technology

BAY CITY, Mich. - Early yesterday morning, the National Highway Traffic Administration unveiled a first-ever prototype vehicle with advanced alcohol detection technology that could ultimately prevent drunk drivers from operating vehicles. The project has been under development since 2008, and the NHTSA has been working with Detroit's Big Three (General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Fiat-Chrysler) to create this game changing technology. Check it out!

 

Pretty neat huh? The NHTSA and Detroit's Big Three create an alcohol detection technology called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or "DADDS", which is a non-invasive system aimed at detecting when a driver is above the legal alcohol limit. The technology being used is astonishing, and it looks like they have thought of everything. This announcement was made in front of hundreds of members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, at the agency's headquarters, which shows how serious the NHTSA and Detroit's Big Three are. 

The big point for automakers is to make sure the new technology is completely reliable, and would not prevent a sober person from driving or operating the vehicle. Currently, Congress is considering legislation to extend federal funding for the research project. Deputy Transportation Secretary Victor Mendez said as recently as a few years ago the technology was a "pipe dream", but after intense research it is closer to a reality. It will be interesting to see where the technology goes in the next few years, and when it will be implemented into models available to the public. 

The NHTSA and Detroit's Big Three create an alcohol detection technology that will help fight drunk driving, and make driving an all-around safer activity. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 years old (23.4 percent). Hopefully this technology will be a useful tool at colleges and universities across the United States. You can definitely count on Hank Graff Bay City to keep you updated on this new and innovative technology as news is released 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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