Logo Live chat
Click to call light
  • model-year-selldown
  • winterfest-banner
  • FFA Scholarship
  • SIU_GivesBack_01
  • xpress-oil-change
  • service-specials
Credit miner secondary banner Cpo leasing program Go svsu
    Quick links

    Visit Hank Graff Chevrolet Bay City for New Chevys and Used Cars, Chevy Auto Service, and Collision Repairs

    Chevy bowtie

    Find New Roads at Graff Bay City

    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!

    Read More

    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.

    Graff xpress

    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 Diagnosis 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!

    Make an appointment
    Fearless leader

    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.

    • Go to our history

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

    Pure cars

    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!

    PureCars Trade Report

    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!

    I Love Graff Bay city Blog Feed

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter - 01/19/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– It's easy to start slacking on staying healthy during the winter months. With the sun setting early and the cold weather keeping you inside more, you're bound to be less active and eating more unhealthy meals. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of 10 healthy dinner recipes to help keep you fit, trim, and satisfied. Also, to bribe you into we included one not-so-healthy recipe at the end of the list. So enjoy these yummy, healthy recipes!

    Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    This recipe is super simple to prepare, fun to eat, and extremely flavorful. Bound to become one of your staple dishes, and will leave you feeling fit!

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Buffalo-Blue Cheese Chicken Burgers

    An uber-tasty recipe that your kids will love! Substitute whole wheat buns for a healthier source of carbs, and try oven-roasted sweet potatoes as a perfect french-fry substitute.

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Grilled Fish Tacos

    Taco Tuesday can live on! Light, yummy fish tacos with powerful flavor will become a family favorite.

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Lemon Pepper Chicken

    For not having many spices or ingredients this recipe packs a punch of flavor! Serve over long grain brown rice with a side of veggies.

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Butternut Squash Risotto

    Our undisputed favorite recipe on this list. Add some chicken for protein and this savory dish will leave you dreaming of taking another bite once your plate is clean.

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Turkey Meatloaf

    Enjoy all the heartiness of regular meatloaf by substituting turkey into your recipe. We would argue it's even better than the traditional recipe!

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili


    A perfect warm recipe for cold winter days. This chili is so delicious you won't even realize there's no meat in it!

    Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    Another simple recipe for when you're in a weekday rush to get dinner done. They're as tasty as they are fun to eat!

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Chicken Tikka Masala

    Quickly becoming one of our favorite recipes. This easy recipe is a great change-up from the flavor rut you may be stuck in this winter. Serve over long grain brown rice.

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Teriyaki Salmon with Zucchini

    For salmon fans, this recipe cannot be passed up. Another simple recipe, but one that feels like you're being treated to fine dining!

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    Super Creamy Mac and Cheese

    We are not using the word "super" lightly here. This mac and cheese recipe is the creamiest, cheesiest version you may ever have. Also, and you didn't hear this from us, but it tastes extra amazing if you add crumbled up bacon to it. We recommend going for a run once you wake up from your nap after eating it though.

    10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

    We encourage you try out the 10 healthy dinner recipes that will help keep you feeling fit this winter, but won't fault you if you just focus on the mac and cheese instead. If you'd like to see more recipes, visit our Pinterest page. Be warned though, we can't vouch for all of our pins as non-indulgent! Also, make sure you're prepared for the drive in the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.
    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Winter Car Care & Vehicle Maintenance Tips at Graff Bay City - 01/11/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– At Graff Bay City, we understand that buying or leasing a vehicle is a big investment, and it’s important to keep that investment in tip-top shape. With winter in full swing now, there are many damaging elements that can impact the condition of your vehicle like road salt, snow, and frigid temperatures. There is also your safety to consider! What happens if your car breaks down, or won't start, exposing you to the elements? What if you slide on the icy roads into a dangerous position?  If you haven’t yet taken any precautions to prepare your vehicle for the winter season, it’s time for some proper winter vehicle maintenance! On our website, our service section covers winter car care tips and vehicle maintenance at Graff Bay City. These best practices will help you keep your car running better and longer for seasons to come! 

    Winter Car Care & Vehicle Maintenance Tips at Graff Bay City


    On our new Winter Car Care Page, you’ll find tips on –
    • Tires: Find out why it’s important to understand the value winter tires offer. Winter tires are designed to handle winter roads specifically, and with the roads being slushy and icy, the thicker treads will help keep you from sliding around. Click the link to learn more about winter tires.
    • Batteries: In general, car batteries normally last around two to three years. However, freezing temperatures can be hard on your battery life and make it more difficult to start your engine in the morning after a cold night. So, it’s crucial to be aware of your vehicle's battery life and replace it when necessary. Learn more about your car battery by clicking the link.
    • Brakes: Your vehicle's brakes keep you safe through every season, but during the winter they are especially important. In winter weather it can take your vehicle a longer distance to break on snow and ice, so making sure your brakes work properly is key. You don't want to be the car that slides through an intersection or into a ditch. Follow the link to read more about your brakes.
    • Oil Changes: Your engine’s performance depends on regular oil changes, and when your oil is changed on a regular basis, you help extend the life of your vehicle. In the winter, it’s particularly important to keep up with oil changes because the frigid temperatures can have a negative effect on the oil, making it less effective at keeping your engine components from overheating and warping. For a list of signs your vehicle needs an oil change, follow the link.
    • Wiper Blades: You need a clear view to drive in any season, but your vehicle's wiper blades become especially important in the winter due to debris from snow, salt, and ice. Harsh winter conditions can wear on your wiper blades, so click the link to find out how to know if you need to replace your wiper blades.

    Winter weather and the driving conditions it creates can take a serious toll on your car if you’re not properly prepared. To ensure that your vehicle will keep you safe and sound all season long, visit our Graff Bay City winter car care and vehicle maintenance pages for more information. Each page will provide you with the best winter car care tips for your tires, battery, brakes, oil changes, and wiper blades. If you’d like to schedule a service appointment for help on any of these topics, you can do that too. We’re always ready to help you 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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    7 Things to Do Around Michigan This Winter - 01/10/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– It's easy to get down in the dumps during the early months of the year when the sun sets around 5pm as you're driving home from work and freezing cold temperatures make you want to stay inside hiding under a mountain of blankets. However, there are ways to enjoy yourself this season while you're waiting for Summer to come (because we all know Spring doesn't really exist in the mitten state). Experience and enjoy these seven things to do around Michigan this winter.


    7 Things to Do Around Michigan This Winter


    North American International Auto Show

    January 14th-22nd - Detroit, MI
    The North American International Auto Show or 'Detroit Auto Show' as most Michiganders call it is the ultimate gear-head experience. Walk around the enormous show rooms at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit to see what your favorite foreign or domestic car brands are unveiling.

    Traverse City Chili Cook-Off

    January 14th - Traverse City, MI
    Enjoy local restaurants competing in chili categories such as 1 Alarm, 2 Alarm, 3 Alarm, White, Vegetarian, Ethnic, and Seafood. Attendees vote for their favorite in each category and their overall favorite for the People's Choice Award. 

    Meridian Winter Blast

    January 20th-22nd - Detroit, MI
    This event really is a blast! Located in and around the beautiful Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, this event has a unique combination of hip and fun winter events that including ice skating, zip-lining, the Meridian Winter Slide, marshmallow roasting as well as live music and a food truck rally.

    Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo

    January 21st, February 4th - Royal Oak, MI
    Experience the magic of the Zoo during the winter! Visit your favorite indoor and outdoor habitats and special activities, zookeeper talks, crafts and much more. Especially their awesome Polar Bear exhibit!

    Zehnder's Snowfest

    January 25th-30th - Frankenmuth, MI
    Enjoy larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings with additional entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children's activities.

    See a game/event at Joe Louis Arena

    Detroit, MI
    It's the final season of action for the Joe Louis Arena, as it is making way for the new, state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. This incredible building is filled with history and is worth the price of admission to experience a live event here, sporting or otherwise. We recommend purchasing tickets to the MSU vs. UofM hockey game on February 10th. Tickets are very reasonably priced, and it will give you a chance to show off your school spirit while experiencing this hallowed ground of sporting legend before it is demolished.

    Visit Boyne Mountain

    Boyne City, MI
    It's not just a skier's paradise but a perfect spot for a winter weekend getaway with the whole family. If skiing and snowboarding isn't your thing, you can still enjoy the multiple other amenities and activities that Boyne Mountain has to offer including the Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails, horseback trail riding, the tubing park, and a zip line course down the backside of the mountain.

    There's also plenty more to do than just those seven things to do around Michigan this winter. You can take in a show or concert at one of the many incredible and historic theaters around the state, visit one of the numerous museums, or just trek out to your local sledding hill. However you do it, find some time to enjoy what winter has to offer in Michigan. Also, make sure you're prepared for the drive to these fun activities and events in the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram


    read more

    Graff Gives Back to Local Student Athletes Through Operation: Step It Up - 01/06/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– To kick off 2017, Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, MI will be donating to Operation: Step It Up benefitting local student athletes in the Saginaw Valley region. This program uses fundraising efforts to purchase time at the Tri-City Sports Complex for local student athletes and their teams so that they can use the impressive facilities for practice, games, and more. 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 local student athletes through Operation: Step It Up!


    Graff Gives Back to Local Student Athletes through Operation: Step It Up

    Benefiting the local schools and their student athletes, the Tri-City Sports Complex has launched Operation: Step It Up. Many of the local student athletes in the Saginaw Valley region use the Tri-City Sports Complex for training, tryouts, indoor leagues and tournaments. These athletes and their teams would love to be able to spend more time using the complex but can't always afford to, and many other schools can't use the complex at all because their sports programs aren't well funded. Your donations will go directly to funding reserved facility hours for the local school(s)/organization(s) of your choice. The Tri-City Sports Complex is an invaluable resource to our local athletes, and one that they should all be able to use to their benefit.

    Graff Bay City will be supporting local student athletes and Operation: Step It Up by donating $10 from every vehicle sale and $0.25 from every vehicle service transaction. Proceeds from oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacements, and any other auto service needs you have will now benefit middle school and high school students learning the value of hard work, dedication, and teamwork all while getting to experience top-of-the-line facilities. The health and well-being of the young people in our community is worth investing in. So schedule an appointment online today for your auto service needs and save yourself from having to wait in line. Our experienced and friendly sales staff can also 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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, & Instagram
    read more

    9 Tips to Keep Your New Year's Resolution on Track - 01/05/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– It's 2017! You've probably got a New Year's Resolution in mind, even if you have vocalized it yet. If you're serious about it, it's a long road to success and December 31st, and we have nine tips to keep your New Year's resolution on track. Believe in yourself and you can make it happen!

    9 Tips to Keep Your New Year's Resolution on Track

    Be Realistic - Make sure that your goals are attainable and realistic. Cutting a bad habit completely out of your life, cold turkey, is not likely going to work. Think about what you really know you can accomplish, start with that as your goal, and then expand on it from there.

    Outline You Plan - Preparedness is you best ally to following through with your resolution. In correlation with being realistic about your resolution, break it up into segments or steps. Make the mountain into a bunch of molehills that you can climb each day.

    Talk About It - Tell your friends and family about your resolution! They will help support you and keep you accountable to it.

    Track Your Progress - Sometimes it's hard to see your actual progress as it's happening. Track the days, and weeks, and incremental steps that you have reached in your pursuit of achieving your goal.

    Reward Yourself - Have a treat or get yourself something nice to celebrate the accomplishment on making through a certain amount of time. This will begin to develop a positive reinforcement to your new habit. Also, to help keep your resolution, don't reward yourself with something that will contradict it.

    Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself - You're going to good days and bad days. Sometimes it will be a breeze and other times you'll want to abandon your resolution. Like we mentioned above, the best way to stay positive is to track the incremental steps you accomplish and to celebrate them.

    Make a "Pros" and "Cons" List What happens if you succeed? What happens if you don't? This list will help keep you motivated during the roughest days of keeping your resolution.

    Stay the Course - It has been scientifically proven that it takes us 21 days for something to become a habit, and six months for it to become part of our personality.

    Keep Trying - If you find yourself breaking your resolution, just dust yourself off and get back on track. One misstep (or a handful) does not mean your entire year/resolution is ruined. There's no resolution police to keep you from trying again.

    Consult these nine tips to keep your New Year's resolution on track and you'll be on track to achieve your goal! Also, make sure you're prepared for the cold weather and icy winter roads ahead by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram
    read more

    2017 Chevrolet Lineup - 12/29/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– As 2016 ends, we can now look forward to what Chevrolet has to offer in 2017 and beyond. Their new lineup is led by the 2017 Bolt EV, which has already collected numerous car of the year awards, and accompanied by brand classics like the Camaro, Cruze, and Silverado. Many of these new 2017 models also come equipped with the Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology, a new software that uses speed warnings, volume limits, and other features to help keep young inexperienced drivers safe out on the road.

    2017 Models


    BOLT EV

    Named the MOTOR TREND 2017 CAR OF THE YEAR®, Chevrolet’s affordable long-range electric vehicle offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range per full charge with roominess and versatility.

    CAMARO

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its induction in 2017 with a 50th anniversary edition and badges, the new Camaro comes offered with a standard 2.0L Turbo or available 3.6L V-6 engines.

    2017 Chevrolet Lineup

    MALIBU

    Malibu topped the Midsize Car category in the 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for the second consecutive year. Nine-speed automatic transmission is standard on Premier with 2.0L Turbo engine.

    CRUZE

    This stylish vehicle is now offered in not just the standard model but the Cruze hatchback with 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space, and the Cruze diesel sedan. The standard 1.4L turbo engine with direct injection enables 0-60 mph acceleration in 7.7 seconds.

    2017 Chevrolet Lineup

    SPARK ACTIV

    A sportier take on the brand’s versatile, connected mini-car offers 27.2 cubic feet of roomy cargo space and comes powered by an Ecotec 1.4L engine offered with a manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy is GM estimated at 29 city and 37 highway with the manual transmission and 30 city/37 highway with the CVT.
    The new Trax enters 2017 with a fresh look, turbocharged performance and 10 standard air bags, expected to be the most of any competitor in its segment.
    Volt owners have driven more than 650 million EV miles, saving 34 million gallons of gas – and they drive all-electric more than 80 percent of the time. The Volt offers 53 miles of EV range and 420 miles total driving range.

    SILVERADO

    The new Silverado 1500’s 12,500-lb. max trailering rating tops the segment for crew cab models, and is powered can be powered by either a 4.3L V-6, 5.3L V-8, or 6.2L V-8.

    2017 Chevrolet Lineup
    Introduced in 1935, it is the oldest continuously produced vehicle nameplate in the industry. The 2017 Suburban offers up to 8,300 pounds of trailering capacity when properly equipped, and up to 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The standard 5.3L V-8 engine with direct injection and Active Fuel Management provides 355 horsepower and segment-leading fuel economy, 23 mpg highway.

    TAHOE

    Along with Suburban, Chevrolet’s full-size SUVs represent nearly 50 percent of the segment, and the Tahoe was the highest-ranked large SUV in the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Survey.

    New 2018 models


    EQUINOX

    All-new for 2018, the Equinox is a fresh and modern SUV designed to help keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected. Three new turbo engine choices will include what is expected to be the segment’s first turbo-diesel.

    TRAVERSE

    Redesigned for 2018, the next-generation Traverse is expected to offer best-in-class third-row legroom and cargo room. Premium cues, new technologies and all-new trim levels expand customer choices. The 2018 Traverse will debut on January 9th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    The new 2017 Chevrolet lineup looks to be an impressive group that will help propel Chevy into the new year. If you're interested in driving a new 2017 model Chevy vehicle this year, stop by our dealership today! We'd be happy to help you find the SUV, truck, sedan or crossover you're looking for. We also want to help you be safe on the road this winter. Also, your safety is our chief concern at Graff Bay City and we recommend preparing for the cold and icy winter ahead by making sure to complete your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Chevrolet Delivers the First Bolt EVs to Customers - 12/23/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– To kick off the distribution of their new electric automotive marvel to dealerships all across the country, Chevrolet has delivered the first 2017 Bolt EVs to three lucky customers. The all-new Bolt offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge, five times the average daily commute of 40 miles, enabling owners to go beyond their typical daily driving needs. The new owners were selected for their unique interest and history with eco-friendly vehicles.

    Chevrolet Delivers the First Bolt EVs to Customers

    The first three customers to receive the highly anticipated Bolt EV:
    • William “Bill” Mattos, a retired law enforcement officer from Fremont, California, whose new Bolt EV becomes his third Chevrolet electric, after previously owning a Spark EV and second-generation Volt
    • Bobby Edmonds, a software developer with a family of four from Castro Valley, California, who replaces a BMW i3 with the Bolt EV
    • Steve Henry, a commercial real estate broker with a family of five from Portola Valley, California, whose new Bolt EV replaces a Toyota Prius

    “The range and technology attracted me to the Bolt EV,” said Bobby Edmonds. “It’s also a great-looking, roomy vehicle and I love the fact it’s from an American brand. I look forward to the longer drives I can make compared to the i3 that I owned.”

    Chevrolet Delivers the First Bolt EVs to Customers

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is coming off an impressive few months a the end of 2016 after being named the Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year, the Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year, and to the Car and Driver – 10Best Cars list. The Bolt EV has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $37,495. Customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500, depending on individual tax situations.

    Standard features include:
    • Electronic precision shift
    • Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle
    • 17" painted aluminum wheels
    • 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen
    • Rear vision camera 
    • Michelin self-sealing tires

    The first wave of Bolt EVs available to the public will arrive this month and are currently in transit to California and Oregon markets. A national rollout begins in 2017 however, with Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States including seeing the first deliveries this winter. Dealerships in additional major metro markets will get the Bolt EV throughout the first half of 2017 and Bolt EV-certified dealerships across the United States by mid-2017.

    So while Chevrolet has delivered the first three Bolt EVs to their owners, expect to see them motoring around your neck of the woods by mid-2017. If you're interested in driving a new vehicle in 2017 we recommend stopping by our dealership. We'd be happy to help you find the SUV, truck, sedan or crossover you're looking for. We also want to help you be safe on the road this winter. Prepare for the cold winter weather ahead by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, & Instagram
    read more

    Christmas Crafts for the Kids! - 12/20/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday break is about to begin and your house will be full of little elves once again. This year, why not try a few Christmas crafts for the kids so that they can add their touch to the holiday spirit in your home!

    Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

    A cute, easy craft that also doubles as an ornament.

    Christmas Crafts for the Kids!

    Handcut Reindeer

    Tracing your hand doesn't just make a turkey, simply flip it upside down and you've got a reindeer shape. Use pipe cleaners for the antlers and a red pompom, sequin or bead as the nose. Decorate the rest of the reindeer as you please!

    Christmas Crafts for the Kids!

    Cardboard Gingerbread House Gift Tags

    Trace and cut out a cardboard house then use a white marker to draw the shingles, windows, doors and other features of the house. Your presents will be all the more festive!

    Christmas Crafts for the Kids!


    Paper Plate Wreaths

    Cut out the middle of a paper plate and paint the outer ring green. Then, glue some pompoms, glitter and ribbons to spruce it up!

    Christmas Crafts for the Kids!

    Candy Cane Reindeer

    A super simple craft that is also a tasty treat. Perfect for handing out to carolers or as stocking stuffers!

    Christmas Crafts for the Kids!

    Gumdrop Snowflakes

    All you need is gumdrops, toothpicks, and your creativity.

    Christmas Crafts for the Kids!

    Need more yuletide inspiration? Check out these Christmas crafts for the kids and other recipes and decorations on our 'Tis the Season Pinterest Board! Also, why not make things easy on Santa this year and take a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Bay City! Prepare for the cold winter weather ahead by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Christmas Cookie Recipes! - 12/15/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Cookies and baked goods are as much a part of Christmas as presents and reindeer! Walking in to a warm home with the delicious smell of a fresh batch baking in the oven is enough to make even the stingiest Scrooge smile. So, whether it's baking for Santa or for your own enjoyment, try these Christmas cookie recipes to help make the season bright!

    Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

    If you like chocolate even a little bit, then these are the cookies for you. Be careful though, if you try one you may not be able to resist eating a second, or third, or fourth!

    Christmas Cookie Recipes!

    Red Velvet Snowballs

    These decadent treats are tasty as they are pretty to look at. Set them out in a decorative bowl for all your visitors to nibble on.

    Christmas Cookie Recipes!

    Caramel-Gingerbread Cookie Bars

    Gingerbread isn't just for making cute little houses, it's very tasty too!

    Christmas Cookie Recipes!

    Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies

    The name says it all!

    Christmas Cookie Recipes!

    Whoville Cookies

    Even the Grinch himself would happily munch on these! Plus, they're the perfect cookies to leave out for Santa!

    Christmas Cookie Recipes!

    Need more yuletide inspiration? Check out these Christmas cookie recipes for the holiday season and other crafts and decorations on our 'Tis the Season Pinterest Board! Also, why not make things easy on Santa this year and take a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Bay City! Prepare for the cold winter weather ahead by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Fourth Annual Tinsel Tree Challenge - 12/13/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Join us for the fourth annual Tinsel Tree Challenge to celebrate the holiday season and raise money to support your local schools! There will be free holiday goodies and crafts for the kids, a live DJ and holiday karaoke, photos with Santa, and more festive fun to be had! This event is sponsored by Maier & Associates Financial Group, Inc. and Graff Chevrolet in Bay City.

    4th Annual Tinsel Tree Challege

    On Dec. 16th, local classrooms around Bay City will decorate trees to be entered into the Tinsel Tree Challenge on the following day. Throughout the event, participants can vote for their favorite decorated tree. Each voting ticket cost $1, and all the money from the votes on each tree go to the classroom that decorated it. Your ticket to vote also serves as your entry into the raffle for the trees your voted on.

    The Tinsel Tree Challenge will begin at 10am on December 17th at Pere Marquette Depot. The award ceremony and raffle will begin at 2pm. Over 35 beautifully decorated ornate trees will be raffled off during the event! So remember, the more votes for each tree means more money for your school and classroom.

    Schedule:

    • December 16th from 3pm – 6pm, tree decorating will take place.
    • December 17th at 10am doors will open to the public for the event.
    • Participate in the live auction on December 17th from 10am-2pm by voting for your favorite tree.
    • Official Awards Ceremony and Raffle at 2pm!
    For questions, please contact Stephanie Maier at thetinseltreechallenge@gmail.com.

    So please come and enjoy the fourth annual Tinsel Tree Challenge. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year while helping improve our local classrooms. If you're interested in getting a new vehicle this holiday season visit our online inventory to search through 2016 and 2017 models. Also, prepare for the cold weather and icy roads ahead by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology at Graff Chevrolet Bay City - 12/09/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Parents can't help but worry about the safety of their children, but perhaps most especially when they first get their driver's license. Teen drivers are inexperienced, play loud music, are often accompanied by distracting passengers, and speed at a higher rate than other drivers. But as a parent, what can you really do about it if you're not in the car with them? Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology, now available at Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, is the solution. It's a comprehensive technology system that will monitor the driving habits of your young motorist and help to keep them safe.

    Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology at Graff Chevrolet Bay City

    Teen Driver Speed Alert


    The Teen Driver Speed Alert allows you to set a speed limit for the vehicle. When your teen driver crosses that limit while driving, an audible and visual alert will sound.

    Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology at Graff Chevrolet Bay City

    Teen Driver Volume Limit & Volume Mute


    We all know that teenagers love playing their music loudly, but unfortunately it can be a big distraction on the road. The Teen Driver technology now allows you to put a volume limit on the vehicle's radio, allowing you to keep the noise at an acceptable level. Also, the music will automatically mute until the front safety belts are fastened.

    Teen Driver Report Card


    The in-vehicle Teen Driver Report Card gives you the ability to review your teen's driving habits. The report card will tally all of the information on their trips in the vehicle, including distance driven, over-speed warnings, and forward collision alerts among many others. Use this information to then continue to teach your child safe driving habits.

    Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology at Graff Chevrolet Bay City

    Easy Access to Teen Driver Technology Through Chevrolet MyLink Touchscreen Display


    The Teen Driver Technology interfaces through the Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen. It's simple and easy to set up! But if you need help. our experienced technicians are always willing to help.

    Teen Driver is now available in the following models:

    2016 Malibu 
    2017 Malibu
    2017 Camaro
    2017 Cruze
    2017 Silverado 1500
    2017 Tahoe

    Coming soon to:

    2017 Volt
    2017 Bolt EV
    2017 Colorado
    2017 Silverado HD
    2017 Suburban

    Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology, now available at Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, will help to you indentify where your teen driver is stuggling and allow you to teach them further and improve their skills. To experience the technology for yourself, browse our new Chevrolet inventory and stop by the dealership for a test drive in one of the vehicle models it is available in. If you have questions about how to use or customize your Chevrolet Teen Driver technology contact our expert technology staff at (989)-684-4411 or ask in person at your next oil change or service appointment!

    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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season - 12/06/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– The holiday season is a time to indulge with as many sweets as you can sample! However, cookies always tend to take the spotlight. Not that that's a bad thing of course, but we thought it might be nice to inspire you to try something different this year. So, we've compiled a list of eight Christmas treat recipes for the holiday season that will delight kids from ages one to 92!

    Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

    Your little elves will think these are the cutest treats they've ever had!

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    Peanut Clusters

    There's not much to dislike about these. But be careful, they can be highly addictive!

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    Grinch Popcorn

    The favorite snack of every Who down in Whoville!

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    Coconut Snowballs

    A coconut dream that will warm you up on snowy nights.

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    Holiday Puppy Chow

    Perfect for putting out as a decorative piece for visitors to munch on.

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    White Chocolate Cover Pretzels

    These beautiful creations will look as good in a picture as they will taste in your mouth!

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    Jingle Bell Bites

    The red and green sprinkles are a perfect way to put a festive spin on these shortbread crowd-pleasers.

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    Gingerbread Men Cookies

    We know we said there wouldn't be any cookies on this list. But we feel that the classic gingerbread men have been under-represented as of late and need to make a comeback! David

    8 Christmas Treat Recipes for the Holiday Season

    Need more yueltide inspiration? Check out these eight Christmas treat recipes for the holiday season and other crafts and decorations on our 'Tis the Season Pinterest Board! Also, why not make things easy on Santa this year and take a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Bay City! Prepare for the cold winter ahead by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Michigan Begins Construction on Self-Driving Vehicle Test Facility - 12/02/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– State of Michigan officials have officially begun construction on a new self-driving vehicle test facility in Willow Run on the old grounds of the famed Arsenal of Democracy factory during World War II. The nonprofit, American Center for Mobility (ACM) will serve as a national proving ground for connected and autonomous vehicles.

    Michigan Begins Construction on Self-Driving Vehicle Test Facility

    Automakers are excited to use the facility now, as John Maddox, ACM’s CEO, claims to have received 45 letters of support from OEMs, major suppliers, and others who are interested in using the facility. General Motors, Ford and Toyota have all expressed enthusiasm for the project, and the engineering group SAE International has already signed a memorandum of understanding to use the facility in hopes of creating and evaluating standards for new transportation technology.

    A portion of the facility will be dedicated to highway-style testing of self-driving vehicles, and is expected to open as early as December 2017. While other portions of the proving ground are to become operational in gradual phases. Parts of the highway loop will incorporate the use of public roads, and a 700-foot curved tunnel will be built as part of the test track.

    Michigan Begins Construction on Self-Driving Vehicle Test Facility

    Michigan's government leaders have begun construction on a self-driving vehicle test facility where a factory once stood that built B-24 bombers at the rate of a plane per hour. Officials hope that the facility will ensure that the state stays relevant in the auto industry for decades to come.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    DIY Christmas Ornaments - 11/29/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– This time of year, we are treated to the beautiful sight of Christmas trees with all of their lights and ornaments. Your own tree is probably filled with charming and sentimental ornaments you've collected over the years. This year, why not add some homemade cheer to your decorations? You can make these DIY Christmas ornaments by yourself or use them as a craft to do with your kids.

    Sprinkles Ornament

    Cute and colorful, these will be your little one's favorite ornaments to make.

    DIY Christmas Ornaments


    Scrabble Tile Ornament

    We love the ingenuity of this ornament. Plus, you can write nearly anything! Let it snow, Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells to name a few.

    DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Popsicle Stick Sled

    Another easy, kid-friendly ornament that leaves room for a lot of customization!

    DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Pine Cone Bow Ornament

    A simple and elegant ornament that will give your tree a rustic feel.

    DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Mason Jar Ornaments

    This beautiful snowglobe-like ornament will impress all of your family on Christmas day.

    DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Need more holiday inspiration? Check out these DIY Christmas ornaments and other crafts and decorations on our 'Tis the Season Pinterest Board! Also, why not make things easy on Santa this year and take a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Bay City Prepare for the cold winter ahead by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram
    read more

    Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes - 11/22/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Once the delicious splendor of Thanksgiving dinner is over, don't be content with just reheating your leftovers on Friday. Get creative, and treat your taste buds to another round of savory goodness with these terrific Thanksgiving leftovers recipes. 


    Stuffing Eggs in a Basket

    Rise and shine with a post-Thanksgiving breakfast that you'll want every weekend! These are super simple and great for a crowd if you have family staying with you!



    Mashed Potato Waffles

    Got leftover mashed potatoes? Make them into waffles topped with some cheese! Or even better have them alongside your Stuffing Eggs in a Basket!



    Thanksgiving Leftover Grilled Cheese

    When lunch time rolls around, grab the leftover turkey and cranberry sauce for the most amazing grilled cheese you've ever had!



    Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup

    If you want to warm up with something a little more comforting, throw it all in the crock pot with this soup recipe!



    Turkey Pot Pie

    Last but not least, use up the rest of your Thanksgiving leftovers while feeding the whole family! Perfect for this time of year!



    After (or before) you enjoy these delicious Thanksgiving leftovers recipes, if you're ready to shop 'til you drop on Black Friday, don't forget that we have some exclusive offers including 20% off 2016 vehicles in stock! Prepare for the cold winter ahead by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named MOTOR TREND Car of the Year - 11/17/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV was recently named the 2017 Car of the Year by MOTOR TREND. The 2017 Bolt is Chevrolet's affordable new electric car with an EPA-estimated 238 miles range on a full charge. This marks the fourth MOTOR TREND award in the last three years for Chevy.

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named MOTOR TREND Car of the Year

    MOTOR TREND is internationally recognized as a leader in the automotive industry and is renowned for their annual Car of the Year, SUV of the Year and Truck of the Year awards. In addition to the 2017 Bolt, Chevy has had the Camaro win 2016 Car of the Year, and the Colorado win 2015 and 2016 Truck of the Year.

    “Chevrolet is the fastest-growing full-line retail brand in the industry thanks to an exceptional vehicle lineup, which includes ground-breaking products like the Bolt EV,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Being recognized once again as MOTOR TREND Car of the Year is a great honor for the entire Chevrolet team.”

    The remarkably innovative 2017 Bolt is the first electric vehicle to achieve a 200-plus mile driving range. In fact, the Bolt's 238-mile range is five times the mileage needed for the average daily commute of 40 miles allowing you to potentially go multiple of days without having to charge the battery.

    Additional features include:
    • Electronic precision shift
    • Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle
    • 17" painted aluminum wheels
    • 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen
    • Rear vision camera 
    • Michelin self-sealing tires
    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named MOTOR TREND Car of the Year

    General Motors and Chevrolet are committed to advancing eco-friendly automotive technology are immesnly proud of the 2017 Bolt EV winning the MOTOR TREND Car of the Year. They mark this acheivement as a major step towards bringing affordable and capable eco-friendly vehicles that can meet all the needs of average consumers. Your safety on the road is also a chief concern at Graff Bay City and we recommend following our Fall Car Care steps to get your vehicle ready for the harsh winter weather to come. Or, stop by our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center for assistance. 

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes - 11/15/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Ask all of your family what their favorite dish of Thanksgiving dinner is, you'll get a variety of answers. Some like stuffing. Some like potatoes. Some like the cranberry sauce. But for the most part, all of the different dishes are well liked. There isn't as much consensus on Thanksgiving dessert. You either love pumpkin pie or you don't. So, we've decided to compile a list of delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipes to appease everyone on turkey day.

    Pear Raspberry Tart

    A low-effort, fruity delight that will be a favorite for all ages.

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    Coconut Cream Pie 

    A chocolate and coconut dream! Creamy and delicious, this pie has a chocolate wafer crust.

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    Cornbread Pudding

    This dessert is for the family members who want another bit of dinner!

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    Butterscotch-Banana Trifle

    There's not much to dislike about this dessert. A trifle with fresh banana, banana chips, and toffee pieces. It takes a little more effort to make, but it's worth it.

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

    A perfect compromise for the young kids or family members who may not like pumpkin pie.

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    Cranberry Apple Crisp

    This delicious treat is sweet, tart, and a little bit healthier than the other recipes on this list. Just a little bit.

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

    A more decadent dessert there is not. This is easily our favorite recipe on the list.

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    Cinnamon Crunch Bread Pudding

    A new take on an old favorite. This dessert has every flavor and taste sensation you will ever want.


    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    So take this year as opportunity to start a new family tradition with any of these Thanksgiving dessert recipes. Also, make sure to get your vehicle ready for the trip to Thanksgiving dinner by visiting our Fall Car Care pages today for a closer look at suggested vehicle seasonal care. If you are ready to schedule your fall car care service appointment, you can visit us online or give us a call at (989) 684-4411 and one of our certified technicians will be happy to help!

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+


    read more

    30 Things to Be Thankful for - 11/10/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Thanksgiving is not only a great time to think about all of the things you're thankful for that may be obvious, but we encourage you to appreciate all the little things that brighten your days as well. If you need some inspiration or a good answer for Thanksgiving dinner, we've come up with a list of 30 things to be thankful for. Feel free to pass them off as your own!



    1. Good health - Not to be taken for granted.
    2. Shelter & safety - It's a crazy world out there, but many of us are lucky enough to have a roof over our heads and be safe.
    3. Family - You love them no matter what, and they do too.
    4. Friends - Could you really make it without them?
    5. Our Armed Service members - We can't thank them enough.
    6. Pets - Fuzzy, cuddly friends!
    7. Pumpkin pie, stuffing, and all the other Thanksgiving dinner favorites - *Mouth begins to water*
    8. Leftovers - Arguably better than the original meal.
    9. Laughter - It's the best medicine.
    10. Netflix - Better than air.
    11. Books - They're like Netflix, but on paper!
    12. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate - Hot drinks in a warm mug are unmatched.
    13. Chocolate - Best consumed with #15
    14. Sunsets - Fall sunsets give summer ones a run for their money.
    15. Peanut butter - Best consumed with #13
    16. Wool socks - If you're lucky, you'll probably be getting another pair for Christmas from Mom.
    17. Leftover candy from Halloween - If it's not stale yet.
    18. Music - Perhaps life's greatest treasure.
    19. Karaoke - SWEEEETTT CAROLINE! BAH, BAH, BAHHH!
    20. Vehicle safety - We care about your safety on the road. We carry some of the safest vehicles on the road, like the 2016 Chevy Malibu which was named an IIAH Top Safety Pick!
    21. The Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving day - They may not win, but they will be playing.
    22. The National Dog Show - The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has nothing on the dog show.
    23. Blanket forts - You're never too old.
    24. Handwritten notes - Making people feel extra special since email was invented.
    25. Weekends - No explanation needed.
    26. The snooze button - Hit it again!
    27. Bubble wrap - *pop*
    28. Movie theatre popcorn - Extra butter please.
    29. Pets - Did we say this one already?
    30. Yourself - "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!" - Dr. Seuss

    We hope our list of 30 things to be thankful for will inspire you to not take the good things in your life for granted. Also, as we mentioned in our list above, your safety on the road is our chief concern at Graff Bay City and we recommend following our Fall Car Care steps to get your vehicle ready for the harsh winter weather to come. Or, stop by our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center for assistance.

    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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Deer Season Driving Tips - 11/08/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich., –– During this time of year we see a substantial increase in deer related car accidents as hunting season gets underway and deer breeding season peaks in November. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rural areas and roads with a speed limit of 55 MPH or higher are most likely to be the scene for deadly deer crashes. It's important to stay aware no matter what road you are on, and with a few simple deer season driving tips you can avoid becoming another deer-crash statistic.

    Deer Season Driving Tips


    1. Deer are generally most active during dusk and dawn hours, so be alert during your morning and evening commutes to and from work and home.

    2. Deer usually travel in groups, so where there is one, there will likely be more. If you see a deer make sure to slow down, and keep an eye out for more since they will most likely be nearby. If one deer crosses the road in front of you, watch for others who may be following behind it. 

    3. Staying alert, contstantly scnning the road, and utilizing your high beams when there is no oncoming traffic can help you spot a deer that may be lurking near the side of the road. If you see any illuminated eyes or dark shadows, slow down and be prepared to stop.   Be especially cautious when passing hedges, treelines or foliage.

    4. One of the worst, and most dangerous, things you can do to avoid hitting a deer is swerve. It may be your natural reflex but chances are, you will end up hitting another vehicle, tree, or other object which can be a more serious collision than hitting the deer. The best thing you can do is to brake firmly, stay in your lane, and hold the steering wheel steady until you come to a controlled stop.

    5. If you do get into an accident with a deer, make sure to turn on your emergency flashers and pull over to the side of the road so that other vehicles can see you. Stay in your vehicle, and never approach the deer.

    6. Last but not least, remember that in your Chevrolet vehicle, you can press the OnStar button for assistance in any type of situation.

    We want all of our friends and neighbors to stay safe this season as deer activity nears its peak with our deer season driving tips. If you want the peace of mind knowing your vehicle will protect you through any season, come see us to learn more about all of the extensive safety systems that General Motors has to offer. If you have unfortunately hit a deer, and need collision service, we can help fix the damage and get you back on the road in no time. You can ensure your car runs safe by taking care of routine maintenance. We would be happy to take care of all your auto service needs.

    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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, & Instagram

    read more

    Graff Gives Back to the Delta College Possible Dream Program through A Chocolate Affair - 11/01/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich.––Halloween has passed, but we're still talking about chocolate. Although it's not the wrapped Halloween variety we're discussing, it's the chocolate-based fundraising event held in Sagniaw to benefit the Possible Dream Program at Delta College. This program is centered around making students dreams happen through opportunities they never thought possible for themselves. We're all about raising money for local organizations that do wonderful things in our community and that stand for great causes. We'd like you to join us in raising money as Graff Gives Back to the Delta College Possible Dream Program through A Chocolate Affair!

    Graff Gives Back to the Delta College Possible Dream Program through A Chocolate Affair


    The Delta College Possible Dream Program promotes cultural awareness, academic achievement, and higher education to academically promising students who are at risk due to socioeconomic challenges. There are around one hundred middle school students from the Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties who are selected for the program each year by self and peer nominations. Delta College aims to assist with the college admission process including financial aid, exposing students to higher education culture, provide STEM focused programming, test prep, study skill workshops, and so much more! The Chocolate Affair event is what provides the funding for all the aforementioned.

    During the month of November, there are a few things you can do with Graff Bay City that'll help benefit the Delta College Possible Dream Program and it's fundraising event, A Chocolate Affair. You can stop in for auto service or purchase a car, at our dealership throughout the month of November and a portion of your costs will go to A Chocolate Affair. For each vehicle serviced, Graff Bay City will donate $.25, and for each vehicle purchased, Graff Bay City will donate $10.

    Whether it's a simple oil change, wiper blade installation, or tire rotation or a more complex auto service that you need, we'd be happy to take care of it for you and donate to A Chocolate Affair. We're also here to help you find the car of your dreams that meets your needs and budget! You can start shopping online, or stop by for a test drive. Again, each car purchased is worth a $10 donation to the Delta College Possible Dream Program. Save a little time and schedule online, or give us a call to set up your appointment. 

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram
    read more

    Learn How to Get Your Car Ready for Winter - November Chevy Power Hour - 11/01/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich.––Michigan's weather has been a little strange lately. The last days of our indian summer are still poking through the normal fall weather, yet we've already seen snowflakes! We know there's still time before winter begins, but it's better to be prepared ahead of time so you're not scrambling when the snow falls and sticks for good. Getting your outdoor toys winterized, sealing the house, and preparing your car are all part of winter prep, but don't feel overwhelmed! We can help! You can learn how to get your car ready for winter over a cup of joe with us at the November Chevy Power Hour!

    Learn How to Get Your Car Ready for Winter - November Chevy Power Hour

    There are endless resources on the internet stating what you should and shouldn't do to prepare your car for winter. You could poke around online and try to complete it all yourself, but there's a much easier way. A good cup of coffee, advice from your local Chevrolet team, and expert auto service at Graff Bay City is all you need. 

    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 November's Chevy Power Hour to learn how to get your car ready for winter! We'll be there for any questions you might have about the winter preparating process, or any other dealership related topic and would be happy to answer them on Wednesday, November 9th from 12:00-1:30pm.

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YouTube, & Instagram
    read more

    Halloween Safety Tips - 10/28/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich.––It's the spookiest time of the year again! When little ghouls and goblins will be running around at night collecting candy house by house. At Graff Bay City, our number one priority is your safety, which goes well beyond driving your Chevy. Follow these Halloween safety tips to make sure everyone gets home safe (and with tons of candy!).


    Halloween Safety Tips


    If You're Walking...

    • Before heading out, instruct your children to always wait to cross the street with you or another adult. Additionally, always use the designated crosswalks and observe the traffic signals. 
    • Be wary of oversized costumes. It will be dark out and your child may trip on their costume if it's too big and baggy.
    • Be careful with masks, as they often obstruct vision. See if you can convince your child to use face paint instead!
    • Try attaching reflective tape to your child's costume. Or, give them a flashlight or glow sticks to carry, making them more visible to cars.
    • Also as a general rule, children under the age of 12 should not be unsupervised. 

    Halloween Safety Tips

    If You're Driving...

    • In general, we recommend driving 5 mph below the speed limit in neighborhoods. 
    • Make sure to use turn signals to communicate your intentions to other drivers. It will make navigating a busy neighborhood much easier for everyone. 
    • Watch for vehicles in front of you. Cars will be stopping intermittently in the street to drop kids off at houses or pick them up. Also be cautious of passing a stopped vehicle as kids may be exiting abruptly and not in your line of sight.
    • Watch for kids running in to the road. Young, candy crazed kids may be running around and accidentally run into the street. They also may be standing by or on the curb, or in medians. So best to be cautious.
    • Even before sunset, turn on your headlights. It will help illuminate the street and sidewalks. 
    • Put down the phone! You should never text and drive, but on Halloween night you especially need to avoid distracting yourself. 
    • Give the right of way to groups of trick-or-treaters at intersections and cross walks.

    Make sure everyone can enjoy their candy and trick-or-treating this year by observing our Halloween safety tips. They will help to keep the night spooky and safe! Join us for the SVSU Trunk-or-Treat event happening Friday, October 28th for a weather-proof, fun, and safe trick-or-treating experience. See our Facebook event for all the details. You can be safe all season long by taking care of routine and seasonal vehicle maintenance. Check out all our Fall Car Care tips for information on how to get your car ready for winter, and let us know how we can help.

    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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+

    read more

    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family - 10/25/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich.––Halloween is right around the corner which means all things orange, black, purple, green, scary, and spooky will be in full swing! Carving pumpkins is always a fun activity to do with the family, especially kids, but there are other ways you can get into the spooky spirit right at home. We've searched Pinterest for some fun and spooky Halloween crafts to do with the family. Hop in your Chevy to grab supplies, and get down to it! Be careful using any hot or sharp tools, and expect a mess.


    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family

    Spider Headband

    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family


    Glitter Slime Monsters

    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family


    Puffy Ghosts

    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family


    Toilet Paper Roll Bat

    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family



    Q-Tip Skeletons

    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family


    Tie Dye Coffee Filter Monster

    Spooky Halloween Crafts to Do with the Family


    We hope you have a great time with these spooky Halloween crafts to do with the family. Whatever you do this scary holiday, we want you to be safe! Join us for the SVSU Trunk-or-Treat event happening Friday, October 28th for a weather-proof, fun, and safe trick-or-treating experience. See our Facebook event for all the details. You can be safe all season long by taking care of routine and seasonal vehicle maintenance. Check out all our Fall Car Care tips for information on how to get your car ready for winter, and let us know how we can help. 

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+
    read more

    Chevrolet Reveals Blue Line Concept Vehicles Before SEMA Show - 10/21/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich.––The Blue Line of Chevrolet accessories was made to bring next-level sporty style, performance, and function to Chevy’s latest vehicles. Chevrolet has just revealed Blue Line concept vehicles before the SEMA show, happening in Las Vegas Nov. 1-4. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Chevrolet Cruze RS Hatch are to showcase the Blue Line accessories, and the next level of personalization that Chevrolet will be offering customers alongside the newest Special Edition packages.

    The Blue Line concept vehicles for the SEMA show are named such for a reason. Blue tinted windows and 18-inch slate blue metallic wheels make a strong presence against the Genesis White exterior. This concept line of models is particularly unique because all production and concept accessories were developed alongside the vehicles, meaning they were designed specifically by the same team that created the vehicles themselves. This type of integration compliments the sporty aesthetic of the Blue Line Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Cruze RS Hatch.


    2017 Chevy Cruze RS Hatch Blue Line
     

    Chevrolet Reveals Blue Line Concept Vehicles Before SEMA Show


    • Chrome grille insert
    • Suspension lowering kit
    • Performance brake package
    • Performance exhaust system
    • Performance air intake system

    All features of the 2017 Chevy Cruze RS Hatch are intended to bring a sport functionality to the Chevy lineup, as well as a stylish option for buyers. New vehicle warranties remain intact when a Blue Line vehicle is equipped with accessories and performance parts. The Blue Line models are just 2 of approximately 20 other vehicles that will be on display at the SEMA Show.



    2017 Chevy Malibu Blue Line 


    Chevrolet Reveals Blue Line Concept Vehicles Before SEMA Show

    • Black bow tie emblems 
    • Black grille insert 
    • Premium metal badging on floor liners 
    • Suspension lowering kit 
    • Sport pedal kit 
    • Illuminated doorsills 
    • Ground effects kit with rear diffuser 
    • Rear spoiler 

    A new 2.0L turbocharged engine will be available with the 2017 Chevy Malibu with 250 horsepower and a nine-speed automatic transmission. You'll also enjoy a more responsive drive with the suspension lowering kit. For more style, polished exhaust tips, and tinted headlamps and tail lamps are also available. All optional kits are designed to provide a sportier ride and overall look.

    The SEMA Show takes place next month and is a great chance for Chevrolet to show what they've got. The Chevrolet Blue Line Concept Models offer a next generation style of personalization to drivers that you won't find anywhere else. If you're looking for a car tailored to your taste, stop by our dealership! We'd love to help you find the perfect car, crossover, SUV, or truck. Whether it's finding a model with a specific trim or special package like the Midnight Edition Equinox, or you want to pick out Chevrolet Accessories or custom graphics, we can help get you a car personal to your taste.

    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.

    Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+

    read more

    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Ideas - 10/21/2016

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Pumpkin-flavored everything is great and all, but nothing gets you into the Halloween spirit like carving pumpkins! Whether you love a classic jack-o-lantern or you like to get creative with ideas from Pinterest, there's no better way to get in the spooky spirit! We understand that searching for the perfect DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving or Decorating Idea can turn into a never ending search, so we gathered up all of our favorites so that you can get right to the fun part!



    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Ideas

    If just carving a pumpkin is more your speed, flip things on their side this year. We love this different take on a freaky face carving that utilizes the pumpkin's stem as the nose!

    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Ideas

    Or, just remove the stem all together! These decorative patterned pumpkins are a beautiful way to spice up your fall decor, and you'll be able to showcase a larger candle to offer more light.

    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Ideas

    Get classy with your pumpkin and paint a glitter monogram on a solid background. This example uses a white/gold theme, but you can mix it up according to your color preferences!

    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Ideas

    If you like the idea of lettered pumpkins, but want to take yours to the next level, why not leave a message! Grab a truck load of pumpkins and let your message be heard! You could even stick to a simple Boo! if you don't want a lengthy message.

    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Ideas

    Feeling creative? Don't let your paint be limited to just a letter, go crazy with colors and designs like these geometric and ombre examples!

    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Ideas

    Curve ball! Who says you have to carve a pumpkin? We love this carved pineapple to channel our tropical dreams, but you could also do the same with a gourd, watermelon, etc!

    We hope these DIY Halloween pumpkin carving & decorating ideas have sparked your creativity and will help you be the most crafty witch on the block! Whatever you do this Halloween, we want you and your family to be safe. Make sure to take care of your car this season so you can be safe through fall and into winter. Visit our Fall Car Care pages today for a closer look at suggested vehicle seasonal care. Also take a look at our routine maintenance page for a review of your car's needs year-round. If you are ready to schedule your fall car care service appointment, you can visit us online or give us a call at (989) 684-4411 and one of our certified technicians will be happy to help!

    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.

    Follow us: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+

    read more
    Visit our blog

    The Graff Bay City Facebook Feed

    Visit our facebook

    Graff Bay City Customer Reviews

    We Are Here to Serve You! If You're Not Totally Satisfied, We Want to Know!

    Click the button below to read some customers experiences & while you're there, tell your own Graff Bay City Story!

    Read our reviews