Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, MI is Revolutionizing the Car Buying Experience!
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When you visit Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, you’ll quickly realize we’re not your average run of the mill Chevy dealership – we’re trying to revolutionize the car buying experience!
We are committed to our customer’s complete satisfaction; a commitment we achieve by providing exceptional customer service, a warm and friendly environment, a fantastic inventory of new Chevy vehicles and used vehicles, and so much more!
Hank Graff Chevrolet takes care of you and your car or truck throughout your vehicle’s lifetime, and for the duration of your next vehicle’s life as well. We believe in making our customers into lifetime friends – so stop by Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City and let us give you a complete car buying experience that you’ll be happy with!
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.
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.
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Get to Know Our Fearless Leader at Hank Graff Chevrolet, Lisa Rechsteiner
Behind every successful business is a strong leader – at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, ours is Lisa Rechsteiner. Lisa is a wonderful individual who not only works hard to see our Chevy dealership succeed, but also the Bay City community. She works diligently every day to make our Chevy dealership a great place to visit, and the community of Bay City a great place to live.
Lisa is very passionate about helping the Great Lakes Bay Region and we are truly humbled by her efforts to make the world a better place. She divides her time between Just For Kids, the SVSU Athletic Advisory Board, Maier and Associates Advisory Board, the Great Women of the Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU Community Youth Days, and so much more! To read more about our Fearless Hank Graff Chevrolet Leader, click the link below or stop by our Bay City dealership and introduce yourself! You can also read more about the Hank Graff history by clicking the appropriate link below.
New or Used Cars, Chevy Auto Service, and Body Work in Bay City, MI at the Hank Graff Chevrolet Service and Collision Centers
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!
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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The ’16 Cruze Will Be Unveiled In Detroit On June 24th - 05/29/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – After years of waiting its turn to return to the compact-car segment, Chevrolet FINALLY broke through with the first-generation Chevy Cruze. The Cruze is a truly formidable player in the compact-car game and in all honesty, the Cruze plays the game extremely well! However, the Cruze is in need of a re-do, a cosmetic tinkering, if you will and we now finally have a date from Chevrolet.
Chevy has announced the ’16 Cruze will be unveiled in Detroit on June 24th
. The 2016 Cruze unveiling rounds out what Chevrolet has called its 2015 mantra, “Five in’15”. Other releases include the ’16 Volt, ’16 Malibu, ’16 Spark and obviously, the ’16 Camaro.
By releasing these five new models, Chevy is keeping its current lineup at nearly 85% new, reserving the truck remodels for a later refresh date.
The 2016 Cruze is coming stock piled with new features including a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with seven cogs being a segment first for a DCT system. The 2016 Cruze will also feature and have full support for Apple’s CarPlay system and the Android Auto, which you can read about here.
We will constantly be updating our blog and social media closer to the June 24th
reveal of the 2016 Cruze, so keep your eyes peeled! If you would like more information about the 2016 Cruze, or would like to take any of our current Cruze inventory out for a test drive, stop by or give us a call! 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.
General Motors Has A Secret Weapon Against Texting And Driving - 05/28/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – In the ongoing battle against distracted driving, General Motors has secret weapon against texting and driving
: CarPlay. Consumers all over the country have continually taken their eyes of the road to text, stream music or to look at their GPS, and have caused both minor and major accident while doing do. T0 curb this, GM believes they have found a cure, and that cure is increased mobile phone integration with its vehicles with help from two major players from the infamous Silicon Valley: Google and Apple.
Fourteen selected 2016 Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2016 Cruze, 2016 Camaro, 2016 Volt and 2016 Malibu, will enjoy this new technology function. Both Apple and Android systems will be compatible, however the Android model is still in testing and might not be available for sometime after Apple’s software. Both systems offer different apps, based on their own specific operating systems and user preferences.
The Android Auto system is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify and even podcast players. Apple CarPlay however takes select iPhone features and puts them on the MyLink display that’s much simpler to read and access. This allows the driver to send texts, make calls and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri.
We are so excited to see this new and innovative technology infused into the 2016 Chevrolet lineup! For more information on any of the 2016 models listed, stop by or give us a call! 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.
Grilling Safety Tips - 05/21/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, summer seems to have FINALLY started, even though it's been a bit chilly recently. Many people across the country will celebrate this holiday with parades, festivals, fairs and spending time with the family which usually involves some sort of BBQ. To ensure everyone at the family BBQ has an AMAZING time, check out these grilling safety tips
- If you are using a charcoal grill, keep charcoal fluid away from heat sources and out of reach of pets and children.
- Both propane and charcoal BBQ grills should ONLY BE USED OUTDOORS. Trust us, don't bring the grills inside.
- Make sure the grill is away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. The fireworks you want at your family BBQ are the ones you watch under the stars, not around your grill.
- Make sure to keep your grill clean and free from grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
- NEVER leave the grill unattended to.
- If you are using a propane grill, check the gas tank hose for leaks before the first grill of the season.
- If you smell gas while cooking, move away from the grill and call the local fire department immediately, don't try moving the grill.
According to the NFPA, the National Fire Protection Association, May is the second highest month for grilling accidents. Each year an average of 8,800 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to 50% of injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. By following these simple, grilling safety tips
your family can have a relax-full weekend! Do you have any grilling tips you would to share, post them on our Facebook wall or on Twitter using #grillsafebaycity . Visit your Bridgeport Area Chevy Dealership today for all of the one-of-a-kind deals! 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.
Meet The 2016 Sixth-Generation Chevy Camaro - 05/20/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – Get ready to meet the 2016 sixth-generation Chevy Camaro
! General Motors looks like it has outfitted its new, 2016 sixth-generation Camaro to continue the epic battle between it and the Ford Mustang. A slightly smaller Camaro made its world reveal this past Saturday on Detroit's Belle Isle in front of 1000 fans, press and auto-insiders. The car looks like a fitter car than the one it's replacing yet retains the signature style with a 200 pound weight loss.
The new entry-level engine is now a 275-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, which is the first ever for a Camaro. GM states that while the new Camaro is extremely powerful it will be good for over 30 mpg and a 0-60 mph in less than six seconds. The high performance Camaro SS is outfitted with a version of the same 6.2-liter V8 that debuted with the Corvette Stingray, which will push out 444-hp and 444lb-ft of torque. All engines come in either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Both the V6 and V8 engines options will also be offered with exhausts that can bypass the mufflers during quick acceleration to amp up the volume. Chevy didn't limit the upgrades to just the exterior however, the interior cabin is also completely updated.
The automaker has been scrutinized in the past on the Camaro's interior but for the sixth-gen model includes higher-quality materials, an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, and LED accent lighting with over 20 colors and a "car show" mode that cycles through all of the colors while the vehicle is in park.
Are you ready to meet the 2016 sixth-generation Chevy Camaro
? Well, you'll have to wait a few months unfortunately because the new muscle car won't roll into dealers until later this fall. If you would like more information on this exciting new Camaro, or would like to test-drive any of our 2015 models
stop by and visit! Visit your Clio Area Chevy Dealership today for all of the one-of-a-kind deals! 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.
2015 Chevy Sonic Receives The IIHS Top Safety Pick - 05/15/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. –The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic just received the coveted title of 2015 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)! The 2015 Chevy Spark joins others in Chevy's lineup, including the Spark, Volt, Equinox, Trax and the 2015 Malibu in receiving top honors from IIHS this year.
The 2015 Chevy Sonic receives the IIHS Top Safety Pick
at a time when safety is quickly becoming the deciding factor in car leases and purchases, especially with younger buyers. The Chevy Sonic features 10 standard airbags, which include knee air bags for the driver and front seat passenger. The 2015 Sonic has a robust body assembly, which is designed to actually absorb the energy in the event of a severe crash and develop a safety cage that encompasses its passengers. Over 50% of the Spark's body is made up of advanced steel. GM believes that the 2015 Sonic will deliver the most upgraded protection among small cars in case of different crashes.
The 2015 Sonic also features two updated safety features to help avoid potential crashes. The first is the Forward Collision Alert and the next is the Lane Departure Warning, which helps drivers to avoid crashed due to merging out of the lane. The Forward Collision Alert alerts the driver if the vehicle in front comes to close.
GM's Chevy brand is still one of the world's largest, and most successful car brands. The 2015 Chevy Sonic receives the IIHS Top Safety Pick, and the awards surely will keep coming for this amazingly efficient and safe vehicle! If you would like to get more information on this award-winning vehicle, or would like to see our inventory of 2015 Sonics, stop by! Visit your Clio Area Chevy Dealership today for all of the one-of-a-kind deals! 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.
Lease Pull Ahead Offer - 05/13/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – Are you struggling to get OUT of your current lease? Well we can help! If you are ready for a new vehicle, than take advantage of our current Lease Pull Ahead offer
and get out of your current lease up to 8 MONTHS EARLY! Say what? Yeah, 8 months early! Feel like trying the IIHS Top Safety Pick 2015 Chevy Malibu? We will do our best to get you out of your current lease, and into that new Malibu.*
You no longer have to wait to get yourself behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle! Just answer some questions for us, and one of our helpful and knowledgeable lease specialists will contact you. At our Caro Area Chevy Dealership, our lease pull ahead specialists will help in any way that they can to get the best deal for you, and to get you out of that lease. Take advantage of this AMAZING Lease Pull Ahead offer!
Camaro Fans Get Ready For Pony Car Heaven - 05/08/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – We have blogged about the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro in the past, and we are getting closer and closer to the May 16th premiere event on Belle Isle! When Chevy announced that the event would be open to the first 1,000 fans to register at the CamaroSix website, the company could not imagine the overwhelming response from the public! Chevrolet knew fans would be enthusiastic, however the didn't imagine that the event would full up in just over eight hours. Camaro fans get ready for pony car heaven
! When asked about the unbelievable response from the public, Monte Doran, spokesman for Chevrolet stated, "We were very surprised! We thought it would take few days or weeks to fill up the available spots, so the response far exceeded our expectations."
The reason Chevy has limited the premiere event to 1,000 people is because Chevy is planning on using already existing infrastructure for the Belle Isle Grand Prix, and the tent can only hold 1,000 people. But those 1,000 people are going to have the pony-car experience of a lifetime! In addition to being among those first in THE WORLD to see the all-new sixth-generation Camaro, they will also have the opportunity to ride along on hot laps of the racecourse in the 2015Camaro Z/28
models, and even take a parade lap in their own Camaros! Pretty sweet right? There will also be a Camaro Museum on site, with 25 cars ranging from the '67 Camaro VIN 16, which is believed to be the oldest production Camaro in existence, to the original '06 Camaro concept the preceded the fifth-generation production model.
Camaro fans get ready for pony car heaven,
and if you weren’t apart of the luck 1,000 to get tickets to the CamaroSix event, don't worry! The rest of us will be able to get our hands on the new model when it arrives at Chevy dealerships later this year! It will be interesting to see how the new '16 Camaro stacks up against the Dodge Challenger, and the Ford Mustang. All three round out the typical, American muscle cars. If you’re looking for Chevy cars or trucks near Caro, MI, stop by your local Caro area Chevrolet dealer. 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.
Fun Facts About Clio, MI - 05/05/2015
BAY CITY, MI- We’ve got some interesting trivia for you today! Here at Hank Graff Chevrolet Bay City, we always love to learn fun and obscure facts about our local Michigan towns. This week we decided to read up on the history of Clio, one of the many cool cities near our Chevrolet dealership
. Check out these five fun facts about Clio, MI
, and learn something new about this great Michigan town.
- Clio, MI was named after the Greek Goddess Clio, muse of history and poetry, at the whim of a local hotelier and fan of classical literature, Colonel Hill.
- Clio was originally known as “Varney,” after the town’s first grain buyer.
- The first major structure in Clio, MI was a sawmill on North Mill Street, built in 1837. From there, the City of Clio started growing.
- Clio (Varney at the time) expanded rapidly following the completion of the Flint and Pere Marquette Railway in 1861. The rail line still runs through Clio, but is now for freight trains rather than passenger trains.
- Nowadays you can buy exotic fruits at your local supermarket anytime of year, but this wasn’t always the case. In the 1800s, Clio, MI was the place to come for exotic fruits like bananas, thanks to an entrepreneur named Robin Jones, who imported them.
Do you know any other fun facts about Clio, MI or the surrounding area? If so, we hope you’ll share them with us! If you’re looking for Chevy cars or trucks near Clio, MI, stop by your local Clio area Chevrolet dealer. 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.
Easy Salsa Recipes - 05/01/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - One of our favorite holidays, Cinco De Mayo, is right around the corner! To celebrate, we figured we would post some mouthwatering, easy salsa recipes
for you to make for your next office party, grad party or BBQ you have going on this season. We CANNOT believe that it is already May, summer will be here before you know it. So, get those tortilla chips ready because we are about to DIVE IN!
Ohhhh, salsa verde is our favorite! And Don't worry, this recipe is SUPER simple!
Sometimes, you just have to go classic!
This tastes a lot like one of our favorite Mexican restaurants salsa...
Putting avocado in almost anything makes it 10x better every time!
The sweetness of the mango gives you a WHOLE new definition of salsa!
Do these not look amazing? Cinco De Mayo is such a fun holiday when the Mexican culture can be celebrated! Do you have any easy salsa recipes
that you enjoy making? Share them with us on our Facebook
wall, we would love to test them out! If you’re looking for Chevy cars or trucks near Caro, MI, stop by your local Caro area Chevrolet dealer. 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.
Fun Things to Do in Caro, MI - 04/30/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - At Hank Graff Chevrolet Bay City, we’re always looking for activities and events in our local community. Here’s a list of five fun things to do in Caro, MI
, one of the many great towns near our Chevrolet dealership.
If you’ve never been to Caro, take a trip to check out some of these fun activities.
- If you’re into local history, you’ll love this: The Caro Roadhouse Museum features rotating exhibits related to the history of the Caro area. They even encourage local residents to suggest ideas for new exhibits. Check it out to learn something new about your community!
- We’re always up for a new hobby, and we’ve got one you probably haven’t tried! Check out Caro’s very own Ashcroft Studios and learn to paint your own china.
- What’s better than a county fair? The Tuscola County Fair is coming to Caro again this July, and we’re looking forward to bringing the whole family to the fairgrounds for all the great festivities. We hope to see you there!
- If there are two things we love here at Hank Graff Chevrolet Bay City, it’s cars and crafts! That’s why we plan on checking out the City of Caro’s 26th annual Cars and Crafts fair this June. Join us for a weekend of cars, big rigs, and bikes, alongside some great handmade crafts.
- Experience a week of gingerbread-themed holiday fun every December! Caro’s Gingerbread Village celebrated its 9th anniversary this past December, and we can’t wait for the food, activities, music, and of course the gingerbread house contest, to come to Caro again this year.
- Check out the latest movies while taking a step back into the 1920s at the historic art deco Caro Strand Theatre.
These are just a few of the great fun things to do in Caro, MI
. If you have other ideas for fun and unique Caro area activities, share them with us on your favorite social network. If you’re looking for Chevy cars or trucks near Caro, MI, stop by your local Caro area Chevrolet dealer. 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.
Corvette Z06 Ranks Among The Best Values In Production Cars - 04/25/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – At $80,000 the Corvette Z06 ranks among the best values in production cars
on the market today! Fully loaded, the new Corvette Z06 costs $110,000, but don’t let those six digits scare you, this is one of the best-valued cars on the planet! For what you get under the hood, this new ‘Vette is all about the value, AND it just so happens to be capable of 0-to-60 in 2.95 seconds.
This Corvette can most certainly roll with the big dogs. Whether their name is McLaren, Lamborghini or Ferrari, the 650-horsepower Z06 can definitely keep up with the pack! The Z06 rolls in with an aluminum frame that is lighter and stiffer than the Corvette’s predecessors, allowing Chevy to offer a Z06 convertible for the first time! Plus, every Z06 now comes with the same standard removable roof panel available on other Corvette models.
What is really neat is that the Z06’s name is steeped deep in racing legend. GM first used Z06 in ’63 to specify as the code well-informed buyers could use on their order sheet to purchase a race-ready Corvette. This was actually Chevy’s way of getting around a ban by the Sports Car Club of America against factory-sponsored auto racing. Customers could simply check the box on the order sheet and get a Corvette completely outfitted with all the race parts that a factory-sponsored car would have, but without the repercussions of the ban.
Fast forward to today and the current Corvette Z06 ranks among the best values in production cars
currently available on the market. This beast is here to stay! Now if an $80,000 Corvette is out of your price range, but you still want to own your dream car, come and pay us a visit at your Frankenmuth Area Chevy dealership! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.
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Healthy, Easy Road-Trip Snack Options - 04/23/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - Spring is finally here, even though it snowed yesterday, and that means families are gearing up to head out on the road! Whether it's visiting the grandparents across the state, or heading down to warmer weather for a nice beach vacation with the family, lower gas prices and better fuel milage on cars are making it easier for families to hit the road! Keeping yourself fed on these road trips is extremely important, and not necessarily easy. At every exit along the freeway, there are dozens of high fat, low protein food options... Well we're here to help! Here are some healthy, easy road-trip snack options!
1. Apples: Apples are a GREAT source of fiber, and they are proven appetite suppressants. By munching on one or some apple slices, you'll definitely be able to calm that grumbling tummy. Heres a tip, if you want to much on apple slices but are afraid of them going brown, squeeze some lemon juice over them. The acidity prevents the apples from browning.
2. Granola Bars: The store bought kind is fine, however they usually contain a lot of weird and unnecessary ingredients but by making your own, you can monitor the sugar levels and add your own ingredients! Try these! These are perfect for the kids, and provide a quick burst of energy!
4. Veggies with Ranch Dipping Sauce: We get it, most of the time kids will only eat their veggies with some sort of dip. Try carrots, celery and red pepper with one of those made-for-travel ranch containers!
5. Bananas: The nature made road trip snack! Filled with potassium, these will give you that last boost of energy to make it to the campsite!
7. Beef Jerky: Never underestimate the power of the jerky! This little snack is PACKED with protein, low in calories and will be able to handle your more carnivorous cravings! Our favorite brand is Krave Beef Jerky, with tons of different flavors, you're sure to fall in love! 8. Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich: This hearty whole gran sandwich made with thinly sliced cucumbers, mashed avocados and light cream cheese will fill you right up! Now pack up your cooler and hit the road! All of these are healthy, easy road-trip snack options that everyone in your family will love. Make sure to stock up on some H2O, as well as napkins, blankets and pillows! Do you have any go-to road trip tips? Share them with us! Than stop by your Frankenmuth Area Chevy dealership! 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.
Five Delicious Salad Recipes - 04/17/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – The weather (finally), is getting warmer! Spring is here and the nice weather means spring picnics and sitting down for a nice spring BBQ with the family on Sunday afternoons! We thought we would find some great, delicious, and HEARTY spring salad recipes that you can enjoy with your family, or for lunch during the week. Check out these five delicious salad recipes:
The grilled pineapple makes this salad PERFECTION!
This would be THE PERFECT BBQ salad for dinner with the family!
Throw some grilled chicken and pita bread, perfection!
BBQ? In a SALAD? So delicious!
We love this spicy salad!
All of these five delicious salad recipes are available on our Pinterest board, along with TONS of other delicious recipes! What are your favorite springtime recipes? Post them on our FB page!
Chevy Integrates 4G LTE Wifi Into All New Models - 04/17/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – GM has recently announced the integration of fast, 4G LTE WiFi into its model lineup, and Chevy has announced that all of its 2015 models will now offer this amazing new feature! Internet in your car is FINALLY here, and Chevy integrates 4G LTE Wifi into all new models
, available to ANYONE who drives the ’15 Spark, Spark EV, Sonic, Cruze, Cruze Diesel, Volt, Malibu, Impala, SS, Corvette, Trax, Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, or Silverado. So basically, if your drive ANY NEW 2015 Chevy model, you are going to have access to amazingly fast, easy to use 4G LTE WiFi from OnStar!
Chevrolet is the first AND ONLY automotive company to bring built-in 4G LTE technology to cars, trucks, and crossovers, and Chevy states: “Get ready to connect like never before”. Pricing is as follows:
- 200 MB: $5/month (OnStar subscribers); $10/month (non-subscribers).
- 1GB: $15/month (OnStar subscribers); $20/month (nonsubscribers).
- 3GB: $30/month.
- 5GB: $50/month.
As an added bonus, OnStar data plan subscribers will get family-friendly content, including a year of Famigo, which offers educational apps with parental controls, and a free 30-day trial of TumblebooksTV, a library of read-along video-animation storybooks aimed at young kids. Imagine how great this will be for those looking to road-trip this summer, rides to the beach with 5 kids could not be any more calmer right? On the opposite end of the spectrum, imagine how much work can be done during those hour-long car rides to your in-law’s house on Sunday afternoons?
The all-new available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is the MOST POWERFUL and reliable AT&T built-in data collection available from ANY automotive company, and Chevy integrates 4G LTE Wifi into ALL new models
! If you would like to get your hands on any of the above mention, 2015 Chevy lineup, than stop by your Frankenmuth area Chevy dealership! 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.
Camaro Gears Up For The Battle Against The Mustang - 04/10/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – Woah! Shots fired as the Camaro gears up for battle against the Mustang
. The 2016 Camaro isn’t even going to be revealed until May 16th on Belle Isle
, but that doesn’t stop the back and forth between Ford and Chevy in regards to the Camaro vs. the Mustang. Everyone in the automobile community is eager to see what the next-gen Camaro brings to the table, and how it stacks up against its newly revised rival, the Ford Mustang.
Mark Reuss, GM’s President, stated to Fox News; “I’m very confident. Very confident,” in regards to how the new Camaro will compete with the new Mustang. Reuss also explained that he had driven both cars back to back the week prior, and the enhancements left him quite content that Chevy is well equipped in the pony car wars. Camaro gears up for the battle against the Mustang
, and from what we know now the latest Camaro switched from a full-sized Holden developed Zeta platform to the Alpha platform that the Cadillac CTS and ATS ride on. GM has also opted to infuse more aluminum into the next-gen Camaro, resulting in the new model being 200 pounds lighter.
The all-new 2016 Camaro is expected to bring in a 6.2 liter V8, the same engine that powers the Corvette Stingray. The Camaro will hit with 460 horsepower while, the current Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8 puts out 435 horsepower. It will definitely be the battle of American muscle once the new Camaro comes out, and we CANNOT wait to see it!
Chevy Gets Ready For Baseball Season - 04/09/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – Unless you live under a rock, you may have noticed that Major League Baseball opened up its 2015 season this past Monday. Opening Day is a major holiday here in Michigan, with thousands of people heading to downtown Detroit to watch the Tigers open up, what most hope to be, a successful season with a run at the World Series Championship. Chevy gets ready for baseball season
and if you have ever been to Comerica Park or have watched the games on TV, you might have noticed the two Chevy vehicles perched atop the Chevy Fountain in centerfield. Every year, Chevy chooses select vehicles from its new lineup to display throughout the season.
Chevrolet has sponsored the fountain for the past six seasons, and this year a Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 and a special Midnight Edition Silverado grace the walls of the centerfield fountain.
“As the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, what better way could Chevrolet show our love of the game than by giving our vehicles a bird’s eye view of our hometown team?” said Paul Edwards, Chevy’s VP of Marketing. Chevy gets ready for baseball season
every year by putting two new Chevy models atop the fountain, which features a number of intricate and entertaining displays and the sound of a growling tiger that can be heard with each Detroit home run.
As you can imagine, it takes a bit of creativity to get the two models up onto the fountain, especially when it’s done in the rain. It takes crewmembers three hours to get each vehicle into the best position, using cranes and a very strategic plan. So, next time you make your way down to see the Tigers play some ball, or happen to catch an inning or two on TV, pay close attention to the two Chevys mounted on the centerfield wall, cheering on the home team to drive in those centerfield homeruns!
2016 Chevy Spark Is Debuting A More Mature Look - 04/03/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – You know that awkward few years that all human beings go through called “puberty”? Well guess what, tons of car models go through those same growing pains until they find that “just right” design, and that has happened with the 2016 Chevy Spark. The 2016 Chevy Spark is debuting a more mature look
at the New York City Auto Show and it is causing a few heads to turn! With a longer wheelbase and lower roof, the completely redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark casts aside the gawky, tall stance for a more adult profile.
The new model looks sleeker and more refined, and gives drivers and passengers more headroom by lowering the seats. Speaking of seats, new seat designs find their way into the new Chevy Spark with high-density foam, promising an improved comfort all around.
The 2016 Chevy Spark is debuting a more mature look
, and that extends to a bigger, 1.4-liter engine that packs in an extra 14 horsepower to bring the total up to 98. The most important feature for any small car is safety however, and the Spark will offer the latest in active safety equipment, such as forward-collision alert, lane departure warning, and blind-spot warning.
These great updates and changes have really brought the 2016 Chevy Spark into the forefront of newly updated small cars. The new model goes on sale late this year, and we are beyond excited to see it! Come by and visit the experts at your Frankenmuth Area Chevy Dealer , if you have any questions or want to test drive a 2014 Chevy Spark! 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.
2016 Chevy Malibu Stole The Show - 04/02/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – We have previously blogged about the new 2016 Chevy Malibu’s 45 m.p.g
and Teen Driver system
, and yesterday the 2016 Chevy Malibu stole the show
at the New York Auto Show when it was FINALLY revealed to the public. Mark Reuss, executive VP of global product development, purchasing, and supply chain management at GM states that “This car couldn’t just be competitive. In fact, I hate the word. This car had to win” and win indeed.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu stole the show
with its newly updated spacious interior, which features more legroom and a completely updated and refurbished dashboard design. The vehicle is about 300 pounds lighter, which improves the new Malibu’s fuel economy by 8% over the previous Malibu model.
The new Malibu is also smarter than the previous model, which is all thanks to the available OnStar 4G LTE in-vehicle connectivity. These active safety alert features include the new Teen Driver system, as well as an adaptive cruise control and automatic parking assist. Wireless phone charging is also available on LT and Hybrid, and comes standard on Premier.
Chevy has improved the Malibu all in all where it was needed the most, cabin space, and added safety features and comfort that thrusts the sedan into the gauntlet of the “family” oriented car sales battle.
Easter Sweets And Treats - 03/27/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - Can you believe that EASTER is just around the corner? We can hardly wait to say goodbye to winter and welcome SPRING in with open arms. One of our favorite things about this Easter, well ANY holiday, is tasty food! We scoured the internet, also
known as Pinterest, to find our some of the best Easter sweets and treats for you to
whip up for your family! Remember all of these recipes, and dozens of others, can be found on our Pinterest page!
Carrot Cake AND Cheesecake TOGETHER? Sign us up!
Lemon cookies!? One of our faves!
These cookies could double as a fun project to do with the kids!
This would be a great ending to an Easter brunch!
A springtime classic!
All of these Easter sweets and treats look SO GOOD! We can
already imagine ourselves sitting down after brunch or dinner and having one of these treats with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Be sure to check out Pinterest page for more great recipes, including some great D.I.Y projects as well!
2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Will Get 45 M.P.G - 03/26/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - There has been a lot of hype surrounding the new 2016 Chevy Malibu, and it is very well deserved! It started with the Safe Teen driving system, and now new information reveals that the 2016 Chevy Malibu hybrid will get 45 m.p.g
! The next-generation Chevy Malibu Hybrid will have at least a 45 m.p.g in combined city and highway driving, thus making it one of THE MOST fuel-efficient mid-size sedans available on the market when it goes on sale in the spring of 2016.
Chevrolet’s electrified lineup will also include the next-generation 2016 Chevy Volt, and General Motors has future plans to make a completely all-electric car based on the Volt concept. GM will reveal the 2016 Malibu next week during the New York auto show. The 2016 Chevy Malibu hybrid will get 45 m.p.g
and GM is using this new fuel-efficient technology to spur the Malibu and the Volt towards exceeding the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, and the Hyundai Sonata hybrids.
Chevrolet is truly raising the bar with the new 2016 Malibu and “The introduction of a hybrid versions of the Malibu comes at no surprise…” according to Jack Nerad, market analyst at Kelley Blue Book. He also states that, “These days, the midsize sedan segment is littered with hybrid versions as manufacturers seek to meet federal corporate average fuel economy standards” These standards will become much more severe in the coming years, which is forcing automotive companies to come up with new hybrid concepts.
The New 2015 Chevy Tahoe Ramps Up The Sophistication - 03/19/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – One of our favorite Chevy Models, the Tahoe, has been completely revamped inside and out for 2015! Chevrolet is continuing to dominate in the large-SUV segment, and the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe does NOT disappoint! The new 2015 Chevy Tahoe ramps up the sophistication
, and was developed to be more practical and distinguished, while offering more safety features and a greater range of superior technologies.
The improvements to the new 2015 Chevy Tahoe include a touchscreen interface with smartphone integration and enhanced safety features, which include lane departure warning system and blind spot monitoring. A new level of comfort has also been added to the seating within new model; “you sit in
them, not on them”. The third row of the 2015 Chevy Tahoe is also a lot simpler to use, as it folds evenly into the floor instead of twisting to the sides of the cargo area, like earlier models.
The new 2015 Chevy Tahoe ramps up the sophistication
, and the improvements do not end with the interior of the vehicle; the exterior design of the Tahoe is sculpted with precision and is very distinguished. With all of these upgrades, the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a more refined SUV.
New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Will Be Reveled on Belle Isle in May - 03/16/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be reveled on Belle Isle in May, and this big reveal has everyone talking! Chevy and muscle car enthusiasts have been chattering about the reveal of this car for a while, and it looks like their prayers have been answered! Chevrolet will be showing the sixth generation of the restructured classic, and the event takes place two weeks before the annual Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The event on Belle Isle will take place on May 16, and will be sure to please the expected 1000+ visitors; who will be able to take hot laps on in the Grand Prix course in a 2015 Camaro Z/28. There will be a display of each generation and classic version of the car since its first introduction model of 1967. Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager stated, “This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss! This is the only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro”. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet and chat with some of the Camaro engineers and designers. The new Camaro will be assembled at General Motors’ Lansing Grand River plant, and is slated to go on sale later this year. The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be revealed on Belle Isle in May, registration is required to attend the event and space is very limited. If you are attending and agree to bring your own Camaro, you will get priority registration and special parking. To register, or get more information visit: www.thecamarosix.com .
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Recipes - 03/13/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - The most green-tastic holiday is right around the corner....St. Patrick's Day! As the excitement builds and everyone prepares to pay homage to the Irish culture on March 17th(whether they are Irish or not), we felt inclined to share a few breakfast dishes that will fill you with the luck of the Irish! We
are sure that your entire family will love one of
these St. Patrick's Day breakfast recipes and that each will be the perfect start to your St. Paddy's Day celebration!
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Recipes
ArtClash 2015 Will Be Hosted At Graff Bay City! - 03/11/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. – Last year Graff Bay City hosted Art Clash 2014 and this year we are doing it again! ArtClash is a unique and exciting art competition through our partnership with Do-All, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides training, work, and employment support to people with developmental and other disabilities. ArtClash 2015 will be hosted at Graff Bay City on Saturday, April 11th, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. You can purchase your tickets today by clicking here!
Graff Bay City could not be more excited to be hosting this year's ArtClash event! ArtClash is a 3-hour LIVE juried art competition, giving local artists the opportunity to showcase their talent! Contestants have three hours to create their masterpieces, which will then be judged by faculty and local art professionals. The prizes will be awarded as follows ––– · 4th-10th Place: $50 each · Youth: $50
The winning art pieces will be available for purchase during a live auction immediately following the event. Even if contestants do not place in the top 10, their pieces
will still be available for sale! The best part of this auction is that the
talented artists will receive 50% of the sale price and the other 50% will benefit Do-Art Studio & Gallery! We are so looking forward to hosting ArtClash 2015 at Graff Bay City. If you are interested in registering, sponsoring, or purchasing tickets for this awesome event, visit us at GraffBayCity.com
Please feel free to stop by your Tuscola Area Chevrolet Dealership for any more information regarding ArtClash 2015! 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.
How-To Become a Morning Person - 03/04/2015
BAY CITY, Mich. - Are you a “don’t talk to me until I’ve had a cup of coffee” type of person? We get it, we have those days, too. However, wouldn’t it be nice if we could train our bodies to always wake up on the RIGHT side of the bed? It really is easier than you think! We’ve gathered some of the best and most effective tips on how-to become a morning person. What do you say? Are you up to giving one of these a shot?
Let’s start with the basics. A key element to becoming a pleasant person in the morning is actually getting the recommended amount of sleep, which can vary any where between 6 to 8 hours. Turn off those electronics AT LEAST 45 to 60 minutes before bedtime and allow your body to naturally wind down. Avoid these foods too close to bedtime.
Spicy food, sweets, caffeine, and alcohol can all impact our sleep cycle. These foods can stimulate our senses and cause digestion issues, which can make it difficult for us to fall asleep.
Work towards your new wake up time. Good things take time, so set your goal and work towards it! If you want to start waking up at 6:30am instead of 7:30am, set your alarm back in 15-minute increments until you reach your newly desired wake up time. A workout first thing in the morning does wonders for your metabolism and gives you a great boost of energy that lasts throughout the day. Getting in a sweat sesh first thing in the morning will also give you extra endorphins that will keep you smiling all day long. Eat a nutritious breakfast. Begin your day with a healthy breakfast to fuel your body for the busy day ahead! If you always seem to be in a rush in the morning, try one of these Easy Grab and Go Breakfast Recipes!
Which one of these tips on how-to become a morning person will you try first? Believe us, a small change in your morning and nightly routines really make a HUGE difference!
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