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Chevrolet Dealership in Bay City | Revolutionizing the Car Buying Experience!

When you visit Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, you’ll quickly realize we’re not your average run of the mill 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 and used vehicles, and so much more! We are committed to taking care of you and your vehicle 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 Graff Chevrolet in Bay City and let us give you a complete car buying experience that you’ll be happy with!

Quick Oil Changes and Auto Care | Providing First-Rate Service from Start to Finish!

At the 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 vehicle 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, 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 us 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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Behind every successful business is a strong leader – at Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, ours is Lisa Rechsteiner. Lisa is a wonderful individual who not only works hard to see our dealership succeed, but also our community. She works diligently every day to make our 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 Leader, click the link below or stop by our dealership and introduce yourself! You can also read more about the Graff Chevrolet history by clicking the appropriate link below.

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New & Used Cars, Auto Service, and Body Work for the Great Lakes Bay Region

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Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City is the 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 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 the state 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 lot and 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 lot, rest assured that our well-connected team of professionals will find you the exact vehicle you want and have it brought to our dealership in no time. After all, your complete satisfaction is our end-goal!

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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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Standard 8-Speed Transmission on 2015 Chevy Silverado - 07/21/2014

Standard 8-Speed Transmission on 2015 Chevy Silverado
BAY CITY, Mich. – Not only is it already one of the best pick-up trucks on the market, but it's getting even better because the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will offer an eight-speed automatic transmission, standard! Which means, Silverado drivers can now feel more confident behind the wheel whether they have a light or heavy load.

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado's new standard eight-speed automatic transmission, Hydra-Matic 8L90, is about the same size and weight as the six-speed automatic transmission, but will offer a better experience for drivers. With a wider, 7.0 overall gear ratio spread, drivers who are trailering or towing a heavy load can start off more confidently. Plus, the new eight-speed enables numerically lower rear axle ratios, reducing engine rpm on the highway.

Not only will the 8L90 be one of the first in any light-duty pickup when it goes into production sometime during the fourth quarter of 2014, but the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 is also the most powerful engine offered in the segment! Boasting 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, the engine can also seamlessly transition to four-cylinder operation to improve fuel economy under lighter loads.

So whatever your pickup truck needs may be, Chevrolet is there to help with a truck that fits those needs perfectly. To learn more about which model is right for you, come visit us 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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Car Love Art Show at Graff Bay City - 07/14/2014

Car Love Art Show at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – It's hard to believe that August will be here soon and while we don't want summer to go by any faster than it already is, we are excited for the return of the Graff Bay City Car Love Art Show! There's no better way to close out the summer than with a huge community and family oriented event to raise money for our Bay County Children!

The 2014 Car Love Art Show at Graff Bay City will take place on August 9th from 9am-3pm and there will be something to entertain all of your friends and family! From free food/pop, a 50/50 raffle, music, games, trivia, a model car contest, and swap meet, we have so much fun and excitement planned for this year's event! So invite your friends and family from all over to join us and help raise money for Just for Kids Foundation of Bay County!

REGISTER for the Car Love Art Show right here!

Last year, the Car Love Art Show was a great success and so much fun! We look forward to another great year, but we can only do it with your help, so we hope you will join us to support Just for Kids! 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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Cool City Car Show to Include Graff Bay City Vehicles - 07/09/2014

Cool City Car Show to Include Graff Bay City Vehicles

BAY CITY, Mich. – Another summer weekend is upon us in Michigan and this weekend in Bay City we will be celebrating 5 Graff vehicles at the annual Cool City Car Show to benefit the American Cancer Society!

The Cool City Car Show will kick off on Friday, July 11th, with the Cruze for a Cure, followed by the car show on Saturday, July 12th! And this year, Graff Bay City will host 5 cars at the Cool City Car Show - a brand new 2015 Tahoe, 2014 Silverado Double Cab, 2014 Impala, 2014 Equinox, and the Just for Kids Camaro! So whether your favorite car is a custom hot rod, muscle car, an old classic, or just your everyday ride, we hope you join us at Bay Lanes for a great event to support the American Cancer Society!

Last year, the Cool City Car Show raised $23,000 for the American Cancer Society so lets all come together and make that number even bigger this year! We'll see you there! 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's #TheNewIndependence 4G LTE Wi-Fi Commercials - 07/08/2014

Chevrolet's #TheNewIndependence 4G LTE Wi-Fi Commercials
BAY CITY, Mich. – Everyone has been talking about it and now Chevrolet is finally rolling out their new in-car Wi-Fi technology! While you were busy celebrating Independence Day, the automaker was celebrating their new tech debut with the 4G of July. No, that's not a typo. To celebrate the new in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Chevrolet debuted #TheNewIndependence - a slew of new ads highlighting the feature that will keep us more connected than ever before!

And there is definitely reason to celebrate because General Motors is the first auto manufacturer to leverage the new 4G LTE technology inside vehicles! Chevrolet's #TheNewIndependence 4G LTE Wi-Fi commercials demonstrate how the feature brings with it a whole new level of connectivity - merging the physical freedom of the car with the virtual freedom of Wi-Fi.



It's a little weird to comprehend, but just think about it - you can now connect to 4G LTE Wi-Fi in equipped Chevy vehicles while you're on the road! Which means more freedom and faster surfing! If you're like us and can't wait to take advantage of this technology, come see us today and we'll get you connected! 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 72 Hour Sale at Graff Bay City - 07/02/2014

Chevrolet 72 Hour Sale at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – If you're looking for a new car, truck, or SUV, there is no better time than now! Chevrolet just announced a surprise 72 Hour Sale, and you do not want to miss these offers!

During the Chevrolet 72 Hour Sale going on now, you have a limited time to take advantage of 0% APR for 72 months for qualified buyers on most Chevy models! PLUS, you'll enjoy no monthly payments for the rest of summer! But, the 72 Hour Sale ENDS MONDAY so hurry in to Graff Bay City to take advantage of these offers!

If you have any questions about the Chevrolet 72 Hour Sale or Chevy's current lineup feel free to stop by or reach out to us on social media! We're here 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.

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4th of July Food Inspiration - 06/30/2014

BAY CITY, Mich. – Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to America, Happy Birthday to you! Independence Day is coming up this week and we can't wait for the 4th of July celebrations to get underway. If you're anything like us, one look on Pinterest for 4th of July food inspiration and next thing you know hours have gone by!

If you aren't looking to spend your whole day distracted on Pinterest, we've gathered all of our favorite festive red, white and blue treats, snacks, and desserts right here! So take a look below, and make sure to Follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration!


4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

4th of July Food Inspiration

Leave us a comment below or on one of our social networks with your favorite Independence Day recipe! And most of all have a safe and happy 4th of July! 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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Classic & Future Chevy Photo Op Event - 06/24/2014

Classic & Future Chevy Photo Op Event

BAY CITY, Mich. – Whether you're a fan of the originals, classics or future cars, we have an event coming up that you do not want to miss! We're bringing a 1914 Model T, 1954 Corvette, and 2015 Camaro to Bay City the week of July 2-8 for a Classic and Future Chevy Photo Op Event that you're invited to!

Beginning July 2nd the 1914 Model T will be on display at Graff Bay City alongside the Just for Kids 2015 Chevrolet Camaro in the new Graff 'toy box' trailer. So, we want to invite you to stop by for a Classic and Future Vehicle Photo Op anytime before July 7th! The Model T will still be here on July 8th, but the 2015 Camaro will be moving over to celebrate our Graff Xpress Service Center ribbon cutting that day.

Hank Graff's 1954 Corvette is also making the trip up to Bay City, but will be located across town at the Delta Planetarium July 3rd-8th, so don't forget to stop by and get your photo with this classic as well! On July 5th, the Delta Planetarium will be closed to the general public their See the USA in your Chevrolet event. If you're interested in attending, make sure to get your ticket soon for just $80 per person. And let us just say, it is definitely worth it! You'll enjoy private parking, a planetarium tour, a 3-course meal, and a super special photo op with the 1954 Corvette complete with fans and green screens! Plus, at the end of the night, you can view the special Bay City fireworks spectacular from the planetarium's rooftop downtown Bay City!

These impressive cars are only in town July 2-8, so don't miss your chance to get your photo taken with all three! 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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Hank Graff's Life-Sized 1954 Corvette In A Box - 06/18/2014

BAY CITY, Mich. – Have you heard the buzz about the son who gave his dad a restored 1954 Corvette for his retirement? It's making headlines everywhere and guess what, it was actually Hank Graff who received the 'Vette from his son Chris Graff! See what CorvetteBlogger.com had to say about it below –
We’ve all heard of trailer queens, but this might be the ultimate!
Chris Graff decided to give his father Hank a very unique retirement gift: a boxed Corvette. But this wasn’t a 1/25 scale model in a box; this was a real 1954 Corvette on a trailer with a custom-made 8.5-foot-tall by 24-foot-long box built around it that makes it appear as if the Jolly Green Giant has a new toy to play with. 
The public got their first glimpse of the the boxed-car in person at the Graffs’ Chevydealership during their Festival of Corvettes in Davison, Michigan. It’ll also be on display at the June 20-24 Back to the Bricks Michiana promo tour, July 11-12 gathering in Mt. Pleasant and Aug. 12-16 signature events in Genesee County. 
“We fell in love with a car box and we thought we’d build a car box at one point and time. That transformed from a trailer to a box to move a car around in,” said Tom Kelly, the dealership’s special projects manager. “We hated the feeling of going to a car show and having to cancel because of the weather.” 
When a 1954 Corvette was traded in at the dealership, they began a seven-month restoration that Hank didn’t realize was actually going to wind up being a retirement gift for him from his son. 
“We built the car that Chevrolet would have loved to build had they had the technology back then that we have today,” Kelly said. 
The box features a life-size photo of the car’s rear end on the back with operating tail lights and Hank’s photo. A neat feature is a graphic that points out the “toy” is for ages 16+ since you have to have a license to drive it! It also promises “real rubber tires” and “functional steering,” among other features. 
The box takes on a really cool look at night when LED lights from above and below put the Corvette in the spotlight. 
“As handsome as it is in the daylight and unique as it is, it is amazing when it sets out on display for the evening hours,” Kelly said. 
The life-sized toy box is already drawing a lot of attention, having made its public debut last weekend at Back to the Bricks in Cadillac, where it was the subject of many double takes and subsequent photos.


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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Special Edition Corvette 'Zora'? - 06/17/2014

Special Edition Corvette 'Zora'?

BAY CITY, Mich. – Zora Arkus-Duntov. He was the father of the Corvette and by adding a V-8 engine to the first generation Corvette, he was able to take the vehicle into sports car territory. He also introduced the Grand Sport program which helped make the second generation Corvette a world class racing success. So why the Corvette history lesson?

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, General Motors has just trademarked the name Zora making us think a special edition Corvette 'Zora' may be on the horizon! Trademarking a name is nothing new. Automakers do it all the time for future models or to protect their history. However, this particular filing is significant because of the wording which states GM will reserve Zora for "motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles."

Although a special edition Corvette 'Zora' has not been confirmed by General Motors, we will keep you updated on all the latest Chevy news right here! 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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Bay City Child Safety Seat Check at Graff Bay City - 06/10/2014

Bay City Child Safety Seat Check at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Before you hit the road, you always make sure that your little ones are buckled in tight and safe. But what if they weren't as safe as you thought because of an improperly installed car seat? Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of kids due to misuse of safety seats. Make sure that you children are protected in the event of an accident by coming to the Bay City Child Safety Seat Check at Graff Bay City on Friday, June 13th from 2-5pm!

This Friday, SAFE KIDS Greater Thumb & Saginaw Area, Sanilac County Health Department, Graff Bay City, and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning are sponsoring the Bay City Child Safety Seat Check at Graff Bay City to help you make sure your kids are traveling safely when they are buckled into their car seats. In the last ten years, it has been found that 98% of car seats that were checked were not installed properly! Don't let that be you!

We want to make sure that you and your family are safe when you hit the road which is why it is important to always buckle up. Make sure that your kids are safely buckled into their car seat by visiting the Child Safety Seat Check in Bay City on Friday, June 13th! 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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Wildfire Credit Union at the Graff Tent Sale - 06/09/2014

Wildfire Credit Union at the Graff Tent Sale

BAY CITY, Mich. – The Tent Event at Graff Bay City is underway and this week we are excited to welcome a special guest that is going to help you save even more on your new summer ride! This week only, Wildfire Credit Union will be at the Graff Tent Sale to assist with all of your financing needs and help you take advantage of a special tent sale offer!

While Wildfire Credit Union is at the Graff Tent Sale this week, June 8th-14th, you can get up to $200 cash back on your tent sale loan (subject to credit approval)! Cruise into summer with simple financing on the perfect vehicle for your needs thanks to Wildfire Credit Union. But they are only here this week, so don't miss the chance to get $200 back on your tent sale loan!

No matter what type of vehicle you're looking for, odds are we have it at the Graff Bay City Tent Event because we have over 400 new and used vehicles right here on our lot all month long! 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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Tent Event at Graff Bay City - 06/02/2014

Tent Event at Graff Bay City
BAY CITY, Mich. – It's officially June, which means the Graff Bay City Tent Event is back and this year we're bringing it home! The Tent Event at Graff Bay City is taking place right on our lot all June long! Not only do we have sizzling specials on all of our vehicles, but we also have a variety of events taking place throughout the month for your entertainment!

During the Tent Event at Graff Bay City this June, you have the whole month to take advantage of incredible offers on over 400 new and used vehicles! Our entire inventory will be on display on our lot throughout the month, so stop by and take a stroll through the tents to see how much you can save. If you have a used vehicle to trade-in, push, pull, or drag it here and we'll give you a minimum of $2,000 for it! If it's in driving condition that's even better, so we'll give you $3,000 minimum for it!

Don't miss all of our events taking place this month too! We've got something going on for everyone in your family, so mark your calendars!

Safe Kids Safety Day – June 13th
We're partnering with Safe Kids to provide child seat safety checks for everyone in our community! Stop by our dealership from 2pm-5pm to make sure your little ones are safe when you hit the road!

MOM2MOM Sale – June 14th
We're expecting this to be our biggest Mom to Mom sale yet, so make sure to stop by if you want to score some great childrens items at fantastic prices. Or, register for a table if you have stuff to get rid of! During the sale, we will also have a bounce house, pop, popcorn and balloons for the kids!

Father’s Day Giveaway – June 15th

Family Fun Day – June 28th
Bring the family out before the Graff Tent Sale ends to check out last minute deals and have a little fun too with a bounce house, pop, popcorn, and balloons!

We also have a more fun events in store for July and August, so stay tuned to our blog and Facebook Page for all the latest updates! If you have any questions about our Tent Event or any of the June events, please give us a call or leave us a message on social media! 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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KOLB Elementary Car Wash at Graff Bay City - 05/28/2014

KOLB Elementary Car Wash at Graff Bay City

BAY CITY, Mich. – Calling anyone and everyone who needs a good car wash after this salt-filled winter! We've got an exciting event happening this weekend that you need to know about – the KOLB Elementary Car Wash at Graff Bay City!

Bay City's KOLB Elementary School is trying to raise money for a fun and practical addition to their school! Money raised at the car wash will help them be able to install an 8 foot wide, 1/4 mile track which will enhance the wellness of students, staff, and residents in nearby neighborhoods! AND, all day long Graff Bay City will be matching your donations (up to $1000)!

The weekend weather forecast is looking beautiful, so stop by the KOLB Elementary Car Wash at Graff Bay City on Saturday, May 31st from 10am-2pm to get your car shining for a great cause! Let's help them raise enough money to get their track installed!

We hope to see you stop by the car wash this Saturday! It will be taking place right on our lot! 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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Just For Kids Win A Camaro Raffle - 05/27/2014

Just For Kids Win A Camaro Raffle

BAY CITY, Mich. – If you've been waiting for another chance to WIN A CAMARO, it's here! The Just For Kids Win A Camaro Raffle is back and it's time to buy your raffle tickets for the chance to win a brand new 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible!

If you can see yourself behind the wheel of a new Camaro Convertible, make sure to stop by Graff Bay City to get your ticket for the Just For Kids Win A Camaro Raffle taking place this October! The best part is that all of the proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will benefit the Just For Kids Maier & Associates Charitable Foundation! If you've participated in the raffle in years past, you know how much fun it is, so don't miss out this year! Come see us at Graff to get your tickets early!

Here's the deal – First, make sure you purchase your Win A Camaro Raffle Tickets at one of the participating locations: Graff Bay City, Prime Brothers Furniture, Journey's Coffee, or Maier & Associates. Then, keep the ticket close come October 16th, 2014, when the Top 10 Winner Drawing takes place. Once the Top 10 Winners are selected, the drawing for the specific prizes among those winners will take place on October 23rd. So while you could win the 1st Place prize: a 2015 Chevy Camaro Convertible, you have other chances to win too. Second Place will receive $1,000 cash and 3rd-10th place will each receive $500 cash!

Don't forget, it's all to support a good cause so come see us soon to get your tickets and you could be hitting the road in a new Camaro before you know it! 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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Summer Side Dish Recipes - 05/19/2014

BAY CITY, Mich. – While summer was a little slow to arrive on the scene, 4th of July is almost here and that means you're likely spending the weekend outdoors with friends and family if our Michigan weather cooperates. Rather than bringing the same old macaroni salad to this year's celebration, make sure your contribution is the life of the party with one of these delicious Summer Side Dish Recipes!

Summer Side Dish Recipes

Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes

Potato salad is a summer staple, but if you'd prefer to avoid all that extra mayo then this fresh twist on the classic salad is for you. Spoiler alert: healthier whole grain mustard and olive oil take mayo's place!

Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes

Pasta salad is another one of those summer classics, and this upgraded recipe is one of our favorites. Full of flavor, greens, and tasty balsamic, your party goers will be pleasantly surprised with this twist on your classic pasta salad.

Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes

If you've already got the grill on, turn the heat up to high and make your summer side dish right there. This charred corn salad accompanied by tomatoes and red onion is a great option for all you corn on the cob lovers, and is a bit easier to eat if you're socializing in the backyard.

Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes

While garlic bread isn't typically a side dish that you think about serving over 4th of July weekend, this one topped with mushrooms is too good to pass up. Plus, if you already have the grill on, we think heating the bread on the grill would be a great added touch.

Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes

Can't forget about the finger food that everyone loves to munch on before the grill heats up! If you want to bring a little pre-dinner snack to your celebration then we recommend this party mix with some unconventional ingredients like Bugles and roasted green peas. Trust us, take one look at it and you'll want to make it!

We hope that you have a great time cooking up a delicious 4th of July meal, but above all stay safe! If you need to get your vehicle tuned up before you head up north, stop in and we can help you out! 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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Mom to Mom Sale at Graff Bay City - 05/13/2014

Mom to Mom Sale at Graff Bay City
BAY CITY, Mich. – It's bbaaaaacck! The Mom to Mom Sale at Graff Bay City is returning this summer on June 14th from 9am-1pm! So whether you want to attend the sale or be a vendor, make sure to mark it on your calendar now because it's going to be bigger than ever!

The Mom to Mom Sale at Graff Bay City on June 14th is set to be our biggest sale yet! At the last Mom to Mom Sale we had 50 vendor tables and this time we are expecting 60 tables, plus this year's sale will be on our lot! Get ready to shop because Graff Bay City's Mom to Mom Sale is your one stop shop for anything you could possibly need for your children. The best part is that you can score great items at a fraction of the price you would pay at the store, and you also get to enjoy meeting other local moms!

If you are looking to get rid of a bunch of children's items and want to be a vendor at this year's sale, make sure to register early and reserve your spot at www.GraffBayCity.com/Mom2Mom. Just remember that as a vendor only children's items and maternity wear are acceptable items for sale and you are responsible for providing your own change, shopping bags, pricing, and tagging. Also, if you have large items for sale, please notify Graff along with your table agreement so that they can be placed in the large item area. Aside from these basic details, make sure to refer to www.GraffBayCity.com/Mom2Mom for all of the official details regarding the sale!

We can't wait to host our June Mom to Mom Sale on site this year, and we look forward to seeing all of our vendors and shoppers! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find just the convertible for your needs! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Chevrolet Updates Silverado for 2015 - 05/12/2014

Chevrolet Updates Silverado for 2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – The 2014 Silverado just recently arrived on the scene, so no way it's getting an update for 2015, right? Think again. Competition in the full-size truck segment has never been stiffer and according to a recent report, the Chevrolet Silverado will be updated for 2015! Rumor has it General Motors is fast-tracking some of the updates that have been in the works for the truck to be included in the 2015 model.

With tough competition from competing models, GM can't afford the Silverado to not be the most popular truck on the road. And what better way to accomplish that than by taking an already impressive truck and making it even better? In a recent interaction with The Detroit News, the Silverado Executive Chief Engineer didn't reveal much detail on the updates, but gave us a glimpse into the new Chevrolet Silverado updates for 2015. Most important for the 2015 truck is improved fuel economy. A rumored eight-speed transmission, or one that uses more than the current six gears, would provide better fuel efficiency. Coupled with start-stop technology and a drastic weight loss through the use of aluminum and composite materials, the 2015 Chevy Silverado could see fuel economy improvements of up to 20%. In addition to more miles per tank, the new Silverado is also expected to feature new technology and appearance enhancements.

“You’ll see these kinds of technologies over the next few years, a whole array of neat, new technologies, some focused on fuel economy, some focused on capability,” Luke, GM's Silverado Executive Chief Engineer, said to The Detroit News.

Since the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is expected to be released before the end of 2014, we won't have to wait long to officially confirm these details! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect truck for your needs! 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 Register for Lessons on Leadership - 05/07/2014

How To Register for Lessons on Leadership

How To Register for Lessons on Leadership with Lisa Rechsteiner

1. CLICK HERE to register for YWCA Professional Development Opportunities

2. Complete the form with your information

3. Select the Professional Development Session you want to attend – CHECK Lessons on Leadership under the Business Track headline

4. Provide any additional information in the space provided then click Continue


Lessons on Leadership is an inspiring, dynamic event hosted by the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region that will discuss leadership and success strategies among women in the workplace. Graff Bay City is proud to have our leader, Lisa Rechsteiner, be the main presenter at the event on Friday, May 30th from 3-5pm. Lisa will also be joined by panel discussion guest speakers: Wendy Kanar, Poznak Dyer Kanar Garchow; PLC Honorable Karen Tighe, Bay County Probate Court; and Beth McMall, Vice President of First Merit Private Bank. For just $20 you can Register for Lessons on Leadership hosted by YWCA and be inspired to take the next step in your career.

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

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Chevrolet Earns Nine Edmunds.com Awards - 05/05/2014

Chevrolet Earns Nine Edmunds.com Awards

BAY CITY, Mich. – There's no question that Chevrolet is giving consumers exactly what they want, and the brand's NINE most recent Edmunds.com awards prove that point! This past month, Edmunds.com recognized seven Chevy vehicles with nine awards as the Most Popular and Top Rated vehicles in their segments for 2014!

It just goes to show that this is the best lineup in the brand's history and consumers are enjoying the expressive designs, easy to use technologies, safety and performance that the current lineup offers. The best of the best include the Corvette Stingray and Chevy Traverse, both of which received the Edmunds.com Top Rated Vehicle award! Also honored were the Chevrolet Colorado, Camaro, Impala, Silverado 1500, Tahoe, Stingray, and Traverse, which were all recognized at the Most Popular vehicles in their segment by Edmunds.com.

What does that mean? Based on a pool of just 200 vehicles, the Edmunds.com Top Rated Award is considered more exclusive than the Most Popular recognition since it requires each vehicle to be subjected to a standardized test loop and to then be sent to the Edmunds test track for instrumented testing with controlled conditions, eventually receiving a letter grade. Quite differently, the Edmunds.com Most Popular recognition is awarded based on the number of unique visitors that each vehicle's research and inventory pages receive online.

Chevrolet Earns Nine Edmunds.com AwardsBeing the brand that they are, Chevy didn't earn just one Edmunds.com award, they won NINE! And for that we say, Bravo! You can learn more about the seven Chevrolet vehicles awarded by Edmunds.com simply by stopping by the dealership! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find just the convertible for your needs! 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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New 2015 Chevy Colorado Child Safety Seat Feature - 04/29/2014

New 2015 Chevy Colorado Child Safety Seat Feature
BAY CITY, Mich. – Redefining the midsize truck segment, the all-new Chevrolet Colorado will hit the road and rubble this Fall! But it's not just performance and capability that the Colorado is bringing to the midsize segment. It's taking safety to the next level with the 2015 Chevy Colorado's segment-first child safety seat feature that will better protect your little ones!

While the new truck is equipped with many safety-related firsts for its segment, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado's patent-pending child safety seat feature is like nothing you have seen before. It's no question that you want to make sure your children are safe when you buckle them into their booster seats, but since manufacturers recommend having at least 80% of that seat base on the seat cushion for optimum protection, that can be hard in extended-cab midsize trucks due to the small rear jump seat. But with Chevy's new safety solution, you won't have to worry one bit! The patent-pending feature allows the rear seat headrest to be removed and inserted into the base of the seat horizontally, making the seat cushion larger and providing additional support to the booster seat.

WATCH: 2015 Chevy Colorado Safety Seat Feature Demonstration


Chevrolet's new segment-first child safety seat feature coupled with the truck's Driver Alert Package which includes forward collision alert and lane departure warning, will provide you with peace of mind that your passengers are protected when you hit the road in the new Colorado.

If you can't wait until Fall to get a new vehicle, you can enjoy some of the same advanced safety features among the automaker's current lineup! Come see us today and we can help you find a vehicle for your needs. Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find just the convertible for your needs! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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GM Recall Updates - 04/23/2014

GM Recall Updates
BAY CITY, Mich. – The General Motors recalls have taken the internet by storm. Everyday you're seeing countless new headlines about the stressful situation and it can be hard to keep it all straight while maintaining an understanding of what is going on in the first place. We want you to know that we are here to take care of you and make sure that you are safe when you hit the road. We are working to service your vehicles and address your concerns to the best of our ability as we continue to learn more about the situation each and everyday.

You can get the most updated information on the General Motors Recall right here: http://www.gmignitionupdate.com/

If you have questions about your vehicle or need to schedule a service appointment, feel free to give us a call! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find just the convertible for your needs! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Graff-X at Graff Bay City - 04/22/2014

BAY CITY, Mich. – You know that Graff Bay City is your local Chevrolet dealership and service center, but did you know that we also have a custom paint department? That's right! We can custom paint pretty much anything you want, whether it be your vehicle or a piece of furniture, we've done it all at Graff-X at Graff Bay City!

You're probably imagining big, bright and stand out pieces, right? Well, yes we can do those, but we can also create something more subtle too if that's more your style. Graff-X at Graff Bay City will work with you on a design that perfectly fits your tastes! Take a look at our video below and then check out our Graff-X Facebook Page to see some examples of our work!



Don't forget that if your vehicle needs maintenance we have service specials and coupons to help you get the best price! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find just the convertible for your needs! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Getting an Oil Change at Graff Bay City - 04/16/2014

BAY CITY, Mich. – Did you know that it's super easy to drop off your vehicle at Graff Bay City for an oil change? It is our goal to make your service experience as enjoyable as it possibly can be and that includes the drop off process!

When you get an oil change at Graff Bay City, all you have to do is pull up to our oil change lane on the side of our building on Wilder Road, pull up to the doors and one of our team members will let your right in! No waiting, or trying to figure out where to go. And to make it even easier, we show you exactly what to do in the video below!

Getting an Oil Change at Graff Bay City:


Plus, we want to help you save some green on your vehicle maintenance too. Make sure to check out our service specials and coupons for the latest deals! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find just the convertible for your needs! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Introduced - 04/14/2014

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Introduced

BAY CITY, Mich. – Ahead of its expected New York Auto Show Debut, the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible was introduced, becoming one of the most capable drop-tops on the market! For the first time since 1963, you will be able to enjoy open air driving in the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevy!

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible introduction is particularly significant because until recently, an open roof model wasn’t possible for a vehicle with this much capability. The lightweight structures just weren’t strong enough to handle the supercar’s braking, cornering, and acceleration. In fact, the last time a convertible Z06 was offered from the factory was in 1963! However, thanks to today’s advancements in computer-aided engineering, metallurgy, and manufacturing techniques, the aluminum chassis of the newest Corvette Z06 is 20 percent stiffer than previous models, making a drop-top possible!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Introduced

Neither performance, power, nor precision are sacrificed with the Z06 convertible either. The only difference between the coupe and convertible models are the provisions for mounting the power folding top which required the seatbelt mounts to be repositioned and the trans and differential coolers to be relocated to the underbody. So pick your preference out of the four colors available for the thick fabric top, three basic configurations: Standard, Carbon Fiber Aero Package, or Z07 Package, and then get ready to make the most of the Z06’s 625 horsepower made possible by the new LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine.

Summer is on the horizon, which means there is no better time to get your hands on a convertible that has what it takes to help you find new roads! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find just the convertible for your needs! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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Egg-cellent Easter Treat Ideas - 04/08/2014

BAY CITY, Mich.– Do you hear that? It's the Easter Bunny hopping his way into town! Easter is just around the corner, which means it's time to get festive! Whether you like to go all out with decorations or prefer to keep it low key with a few Egg-cellent Easter Treat Ideas, these recipes are sure to be a hit with all your family and friends! The best part is that all of these recipes are so easy, you don't really even need directions!

Egg-cellent Easter Treat Ideas


Egg-cellent Easter Treat Ideas


Chocolate Dipped Peeps
You'll need:
1-2 packages of Peeps
1 package white or chocolate candy melts
Sprinkles

Who doesn't love Peeps? They're a classic Easter treat! But have you ever thought about taking them to the next level? Throw your candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and begin to melt them in 30 second increments, stirring in between each session. Once melted, you can begin dipping the bottom half of your Peeps in the chocolate then allow them to set on wax paper. However, if you want to add sprinkles, make sure you add them before the chocolate sets!


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Bunny Bait
You'll need:
2 cups pretzels
1 bag popped white popcorn
1 package white melting chocolate
1 bag festive M&M's
2 cups Chex cereal
1 container colored sprinkles

Whether you're trying to get the Easter Bunny's attention or just love a great sweet and salty snack, Bunny Bait is for you, and it's super easy to mix up! All you have to do is spread out your pretzels, popcorn and Chex cereal on a sheet of parchment paper and then drizzle them with the melted chocolate, making sure to mix it all together so the chocolate is evenly distributed. Top with sprinkles and then let it all cool. Once it has cooled, break into pieces and throw it into a big bowl with the M&M's!


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Egg Nests
You'll need:
1 package chocolate candy melts
2 cups pretzel sticks, broken up
Spring M&M's or speckled eggs

What's better than the springtime sound of birds chirping? This spring treat channels that positive feeling! Use the 30 second interval microwave method mentioned above (or a double broiler if you want to get fancy) to melt your chocolate. Then stir in your broken up pretzels, evenly coating them all. Spread out some parchment paper and begin to form little nests out of the chocolate-covered pretzels. Once they have completely set, top with your "eggs"!


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Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treat Eggs
You'll need:
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
10oz mini marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
1 bag chocolate candy melts
Sprinkles
Egg-shaped cookie cutter

Last but not least, if ooey-gooey sweetness is your weakness, then don't waste another minute before mixing up these Easter eggs! Make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats and then go to town with your cookie cutter! Then you can either use some of your leftover melted chocolate from above, or melt some more to begin dipping the eggs half way, or all the way if you're feeling crazy. Top with sprinkles and you've got a festive treat on your hands!

We love to get in the spirit every time a holiday rolls around! What are your favorite Easter treats, or what would you like to see us make for the next holiday? Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706. For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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