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

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    Find New Roads at Graff Bay City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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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    9 Michigan Mountains to Visit on Your Next Family Ski Trip - 01/17/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Spending too much time inside and not being active this winter can begin to take a toll on you emotionally. So why not make use of our state's natural beauty and all the fun to be had during the snowy months? If you're looking for something to do with the whole family, we recommend an adventure to Northern Michigan for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, and more. Whether you're beginners or experienced skiers, these nine Michigan mountains are worth visiting on your next family ski trip! There's plenty of exciting activities, dining, and nightlife at many of these resorts to partake in as well! Start planning your next winter getaway right now!

    9 Michigan Mountains to Visit on Your Next Family Ski Trip

    Boyne Mountain - Boyne Falls, MI

    Perhaps Michigan's most well-known skiing resort, Boyne Mountain offers Michigan's largest indoor water park, Avalanche Bay! spas and salons, 60 downhill runs, seven terrain parks, plenty of trails for cross-country skiing,  as well as a zip line course down the backside of the mountain. plenty of incredible restaurants, tubing park,

    Boyne Highlands - Harbor Springs, MI

    The other Boyne skiing resort, boasting as much fun as Boyne Mountain. There's plenty of skiing and snowboarding, as well as a zip line course, tubing course, snowshoeing trails, horseback rides, and much more.

    Shanty Creek - Bellaire, MI & Mancelona, MI


    Experience award-winning skiing that is fun for the whole family at Shanty Creek and their two mountains Schuss and Summit. You can also enjoy their exceptional dining options at the resorts or venture out to nearby Traverse City for all sorts of winter activities.

    Crystal Mountain - Thompsonville, MI

    A more scenic mountain experience you won't find! Crystal Mountain, located near Sleeping Bear Dunes, has four different skiing areas. You can also spend your time fat tire snow biking, ice skating, snowmobiling, and much more!

    Nub's Nob - Harbor Springs, MI

    Nub's Nob is the perfect family-friendly ski mountain! There are 53 total ski runs with a varying range of difficulty as well as two award-winning terrain parks to take advantage of this winter.

    Big Powderhorn Mountain - Bessemer, MI

    Skiing in the Upper Peninsula in an incredibly unique and enjoyable experience thanks to the heavy snowfall and rustic scenery. Big Powderhorn Mountain is a massive ski resort, with 253 skiable acres and a run that is one mile long!

    Big Snow Resort - Wakefield, MI

    Another resort where you can experience two mountains so you won't ever have to ski or snowboard down the same run twice! Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain at Big Snow Resort in the Upper Peninsula receive significant snowfall and powder for your skiing enjoyment. There are plenty of other activities to do and enjoy including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and your family can even play on their Yeti Snow Forts!

    Pine Mountain Resort - Iron Mountain, MI


    A fun and cozy mountain atmosphere up in the U.P. that is perfect for a weekend getaway. Enjoy the skiing and up north air when your visit Pine Mountain!

    Marquette Mountain - Marquette, MI

    This mountain has it all, including traditional runs, terrain parks, and backcountry skiing! Plus, you'll be just a few miles away from Lake Superior, a breathtaking scene to behold during wintertime.

    Visit these 9 Michigan mountains for your next family ski trip to have fun this winter, stay active, and make springtime come a little faster! Before you head out on your trek up north or anywhere else, make sure your vehicle is ready to brave the elements and handle the trip by completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine. Our service staff will check your tires, battery, and other internal components to ensure they're in top shape and won't be negatively affected or disabled while you're out on the road this time of year. Schedule an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center to get your vehicle looked at by our experienced technicians this week!

    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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    Chevy Trucks Start 2018 Off Strong - 01/12/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– After celebrating the incredible 100 year legacy of Chevy trucks in 2017, the Detroit motor brand's future is looking brighter than ever.  Only a few short weeks into 2018, Chevy has announced and unveiled multiple new truck models and has had several in their lineup win major awards. Their commitment to innovation and the dependability of their trucks has not gone unnoticed, and their efforts have ensured that a new generation of trucks will continue to dominate the segment and lead the industry. Catch up on the latest happenings and find out how Chevy Trucks are starting 2018 strong!


    Chevy Trucks Start 2018 Off Strong

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Revealed at Chevy Truck Centennial Event

    The next generation of America's most dependable, longest-lasting pickup was unveiled the Chevy Truck Centennial event in Texas last month with hundreds of Chevy's Truck Legends program members in attendance. The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 boasts modern design and incredible power to revolutionize the future of trucks. This new pickup is designed with advanced manufacturing including a higher-grade alloy used in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel truck bed floor that is lightweight and extremely durable. The report is that there will be a total of eight different 2019 Silverado models, each with specialized strengths, design, and capabilities to best suit the unique needs of their owner. The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January.


    2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards.

    Kelley Blue Book has recognized a number of 2018 Chevy truck and SUV models this year for their resale value, including the 2018 Silverado HD, named Best Resale Value: Full-Size Pickup Truck, and the 2018 Tahoe which earned Best Resale Value: Full-Size SUV/Crossover. Additionally, the 2018 Colorado and 2018 Silverado both ranked in KBB.com’s Top 10 for Best Resale Value.

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    The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Named FOUR WHEELER's 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year

    FOUR WHEELER, the world’s leading 4x4 authority since 1962, named the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has been named Pickup Truck of the Year. The ZR2's power, durability, and maneuverability were tested over 1,000 miles of various terrain, including a racetrack, paved roads, sand, rocky trails, snow, loose-dirt hill climbs, and water crossings to outclass its competition and earn the title.
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    Chevrolet to Unveil its All-New Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD at The Work Truck Show® 2018 

    Chevy has now promised to reveal the all-new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD at The Work Truck Show® 2018, during March 6th - 9th in Indianapolis. These new work trucks will be powered by Duramax diesel engines and Allison transmissions, and available in regular and crew cab models, with 2WD and 4WD capability with a wide range of GVWRs and wheelbases. Additionally, Chevy is expanding their suite of industry-leading driver connectivity and fleet management solutions, including OnStar, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and a number of telematics offerings to optimize organizational efficiency for companies looking to incorporate these trucks into their work vehicles.

    Chevy Trucks Start 2018 Off Strong

    Chevy trucks are starting 2018 strong and aim to continue their success as America's most dependable pickups. If you're interested in a new 2018 Chevy Colorado or 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 we recommend shopping our online inventory to check out what trucks we have available at our dealership. Once you find one (or a few!) that you're interested in, give our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff a call to schedule a test drive. You won't believe the power of these machines until you experience it for yourself.

    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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    8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Skin This Winter - 01/10/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– During the winter months when the freezing temperatures roll in, many of us begin to experience dry, chapped, or split skin this time of year. It all stems from the cold air drawing the moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry, brittle, and susceptible to damage. Your regular skincare routine may not work well enough during this time of year, so we recommend following our eight tips to relieve your dry skin this winter.

    8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Skin This Winter

    Don't Use Hot Water

    Whether you are washing your hands or taking a shower, try to use your water at its hottest setting. Hot water strips your body and skin of its natural oil barrier which you need to help trap moisture and keep your skin smooth and moist. Instead try to just use mildly warm water, which isn't so tough on your skin.

    Scrub Gently

    Again, while either washing your hands or showering, take care this winter to be more gentle on your skin. Scrubbing your hands or skin too hard will definitely remove your body's natural oil barrier, but the friction of your intense scrubbing will damage your skin in general. Now during a warmer month, your skin would be able to bounce back, but during winter it will struggle to do so.

    Apply Moisturizer Regularly

    Lathering up with moisturizer is one of the tried and true methods of avoiding dry skin during the winter. Moisturizer's benefit is right in its name, helping to rehydrate your skin and avoid dryness. During winter, you should moisturize after every shower or bath to keep your skin healthy. Find an "ointment" moisturizer that's oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.We also recommend carrying a non-greasy hand cream with you the day as well for use after each hand washing.  

    Drink Lots of Water

    Moisturizer is a significant help when trying to hydrate your body, but you can always do it the old-fashioned way too, by drinking water. This winter, make sure you are still drinking lots of water to maintain your hydration levels and help your skin out. There are also plenty of fruits and vegetables you can eat to help keep yourself hydrated as well such as apples, oranges, kiwi, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and carrots. 


    Wear Lip Balm or Chapstick

    We all know that our lips can become chapped and dry as well during the wintertime, so make sure to keep lip balm or chapstick on your person during the day for regular use and application. It will help repair and defend your lips from the cold.

    Bundle Up!

    We're not quite sure why you wouldn't be wearing gloves, hat, or scarf outside in the freezing cold, but if you're not you are doing your skin a disservice. Bundling up during the winter isn't just about staying warm, it's also about protecting and shielding your skin from the cold air.

    Get a Humidifier

    Heating your house keeps you warm, but it also removes moisture from the air, making dry skin even more parched. To combat this, we recommend getting a humidifier for your home. Use the humidifier to reintroduce moisture into the air to create a comfortable living space and a reprieve from the cold outside for your skin. An indoor humidity of about 50% is recommended.

    Moisturize Overnight

    The best time to heal your skin is at night, a long interrupted period of time when it's not being washed, moved, or exposed to the cold. Lathering up with moisturizer or healing ointments before you hop into bed is recommended for best results. However, here's a handy tip if your hands or feet are severely cracked and damaged; generously apply your moisturizer to the affected areas and then put on socks and knit gloves to wear to bed. The socks and gloves will help trap the moisture in your skin allowing for a "deep-treat" overnight.

    Follow our homemade dermatology routine with these eight tips to relieve your dry skin this winter. We can't stress how important it is to take of your skin this winter, but it is equally crucial to look after your vehicle this time of year as well. Complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components don't get worn down, broken, or disabled by the cold weather or poor road conditions.

    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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    9 Winter Driving Tips to Help Keep You Safe - 01/08/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Driving on snowy and icy roads during can be very dangerous even for an experienced winter driver. The possibility of losing control of your vehicle due to the road conditions is greatly increased, and the freezing temps make any accident or mishap even more perilous. But thankfully, there are ways to mitigate the risks and ensure your well-being out on the road. Try these nine winter driving tips to help keep you safe this time of year.

    9 Winter Driving Tips to Help Keep You Safe

    Clear Off Your Windshield

    Before you even start driving, it is extremely important to clean all the snow and ice off of your vehicle's windshield, windows, headlights, and brake lights. Clear visibility while driving is crucial to your safety while driving out on winter roads and to the safety of other drivers. You may often see some trying to drive to work in the morning while looking through a tiny little hole they cleared in the ice on their windshield. Simply put, that is not safe, and you should never do it. Take the time to clear off your windshield and other windows.


    Drive Slower

    Driving slower is the best way to stay safe on the roads this winter. Your reduced speed allows you to have more time to brake, react to other vehicles, and will lessen the impact of any slipping or sliding.

    Allow for More Space Between Vehicles

    Allowing for double or even triple the amount of distance you would normally give between you and the vehicle in front of you is important on snowy roads. In fact, the recommended that the normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds in snowy conditions. The added space allows you more time to react to their movements and brake if need be.


    Don't Brake Abruptly

    Putting your foot down hard on the brake pedal won't help you stop in snowy driving conditions. Instead, if you need to stop, slowly apply the brake. This way your wheels will slow their rotation in a controlled manner before coming to a complete stop. A hard stop will make your tires lose their grip on the road and slip.

    Don't Take Sharp Turns

    Make slow, wide, and deliberate turns to maintain control of your vehicle in the snow. Sharp or fast turns through intersections or elsewhere can cause your vehicle to fishtail, swinging the back of the car out of control, with the possibility of hitting another vehicle.

    Don't Use Cruise Control

    Cruise control can be extremely dangerous to use during winter. If you're driving on the highway or just a normal road with cruise control activated and your vehicle slides on some ice, slush, or snow your wheels may wind up off course. The cruise control will then keep you accelerating on your new path potentially sending you off the road, into a ditch, or maybe even into oncoming traffic.

    Winter Car Care

    The best way to ensure your vehicle is up to the task of winter driving is by completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine. During freezing temps your vehicle's internal components can become compromised, crack, break, or become disabled. It's also important to get your vehicle's battery, tire pressure and tread, heating, and other components as winter sets in.


    Check the Forecast

    Keep an eye on the weather channel or other meteorology services for what is headed your way. If possible, avoid driving during snowstorms or in other poor road conditions.


    Practice Driving in the Snow

    The best way to become a comfortable and skilled winter driver is to practice. Find an empty parking lot with some snow and ice where you can practice turns, braking, and more so that you're prepared for anything out on the road.

    Driving on the snow and ice can be nerve-wracking but if you follow our nine winter driving trips to help keep you safe, you'll feel much more confident in your ability to be on the roads this time of year. If you have any additional questions about our Winter Car Care maintenance routine, schedule an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center. We'll make sure your vehicle is ready to handle the cold weather. Or, if you're interested in any new 2017 or 2018 Chevrolet models and their advanced safety features, give our friendly sales staff a call. They will answer any questions you may have and can even help you schedule a test drive to check out a new sedan, truck, or SUV in person!

    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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    How to Deal with the Post-Holiday Blues - 01/08/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– It's very easy to get down in the dumps once the holidays are over. This time of year, with bills rolling in from all the Christmas gifts you bought, nasty winter weather, and the sun going down at what feels like 5 pm every day, it's likely you're going to start feeling a bit sad and morose. But thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself feeling happy and bright until springtime blooms. So read on,  to learn how to deal with the post-holiday blues!

    How to Deal with the Post-Holiday Blues

    Find Things to Look Forward To

    People often find January and February tough because the holiday season was such a big string of fun and family filled events and get-togethers. Now that they're over though, it can feel like there's not a lot to look forward to until summer or maybe spring break. Mentally it can be helpful to plan trips or events for yourself in the near future, that can give you something to look forward to. So schedule a vacation for sometime in 2018 or even a weekend getaway sometime soon. Or, you can always get tickets to a show, schedule meet-ups with friends, or just find reasons to get out of the house.

    Set Some Goals

    Maybe you didn't make a New Year's Resolution for 2018, but that doesn't mean you can't set some goals for yourself this year. Start small, and make sure that within your goals there is a way to document your progress. Working out, eating healthier, growing an indoor plant, or other ideas can be great ways to lift your mood. When you see the progress continue to add up, your brain will reward itself and feel a sense of accomplishment.

    Declutter Your Life

    Messes and clutter can have a negative psychological effect on you, especially this time of year when you're likely stuck inside at home most nights and weekends. Cleaning and organizing your work and living space can really improve your emotions, and leaving you feeling unburdened and ready to start anew. So clean up your desk at work, clear your computer desktop, clean your kitchen, organize your closet, pick up your room, and more to give 2018 a fresh start.

    Stay in Contact with Your Loved Ones

    You get to see a lot of your friends and family over the holiday season and spend quality time with them. So come the second week of January, it can start feeling a bit lonely as you start back into the grind of your work schedule and see less of your loved ones in person. But there is nothing stopping you from messaging them, calling them, and even using video chat to stay in contact with your loved ones. Don't let a false feeling of isolation keep you from reaching out to people who make you happy and upbeat.

    Don't Be Too Hard on Yourself

    When you're already feeling down because of the post-holiday and winter blues, it can be easy to overreact to any little that goes wrong or that you mess up, like forgetting your lunch at home or something simple like that. But give yourself a break! You're not going to navigate life perfectly and it's important this time of year to cut yourself some slack.

    Change Your Thinking

    It can be tough but try to not look at the first few months of the year as something to get through, and instead see them as time to get yourself in shape or develop a new talent, or put in extra time at work to make an impression. Pretend that from now until May you're a caterpillar in its cocoon, developing and working hard to make improvements in your life until you emerge into the warm summer weather as the new you!

    Look After Yourself

    With dark cold nights that keep you from being as active as usual, it's important that you take care of your health this winter. Make sure get enough sleep, eat well, drink a lot of water, and get plenty of exercise. All of these factors will help improve your wellbeing as well as your mental health. Even going for a short walk during your lunch break to get a little sunshine can have a significant improvement in your mood.

    It's important to learn how to deal with the post-holiday blues, as they happen to most people and can really hinder your happiness, relationships, and growth as a person. So try taking the steps listed in this blog to start 2018 off right and keep yourself happy and upbeat for all that the new year has in store for you. We also recommend looking after your vehicle's wellbeing this time of year as well, as the freezing temps and harsh weather can have significant negative effects on it as well! Complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components aren't worn down, broken, or disabled by the cold or poor road conditions this year.

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     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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    How to Start Up Your Car on Winter Mornings - 12/28/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Waking up to freezing temperatures on winter mornings is no fun to begin with, but add in the potential for not being able to start your car because it's too cold, and they're positively dreadful. Most drivers will warm up their vehicles on chilly mornings, to defrost the windshield and warm up the cabin for their commute. Now, you may have heard that it is bad for your engine to warm your car in the morning. While that's technically not false information, there are also positives to warming up your vehicle that will help it run better and avoid internal damage, so long as it's not warming up for a prolonged period of time. So, allow us to explain further, and walk you through how to start up your car on winter mornings.


    Over the course of a winter night, as the temperature drops, a number things happen to your vehicle. The battery in your car begins to produce less current as it grows colder, making it more difficult or impossible to start your vehicle. The engine oil in your car also becomes thicker and doesn't flow as well. Circulating through your engine then becomes difficult for the oil and doesn't allow it to lubricating your engine's internal components as well.

    To help mitigate the negative effects the cold weather, we strongly recommend keeping your vehicle parked inside your garage if possible. It that isn't an option, even parking in an open carport or under a large tree will keep your vehicle a few degrees warmer than if it was out in the open, completely subjected to the elements. You may also consider getting a battery heater or engine block heater, as this will help your vehicle be able to start up with relative ease in the morning.

    So, to properly start your car on a cold winter morning, follow the routine below:

    1. Turn off all electrical accessories such as the headlights, heater, defroster, etc.
    2. Insert the key into the ignition.
    3. Turn the key to "On" position, turning on the display lights and the fuel pump.
    4. Allow for a minute of time to pass so that the fuel pump can circulate fuel through the engine.
    5. Turn the key fully, to start the vehicle.
    6. You should only allow your vehicle idle and warm up for five minutes. This will allow the oil and fuel to warm up and properly circulate so that no internal damage to the vehicle will occur.

    If your engine is cranking slowly and does not turn on, you should take it into an auto service center and have the battery checked, especially if the battery is more than 3 years old. Older batteries can't stand up to freezing temperatures and won't  be able to start up your car.

    If you have any additional questions on how to start up your car on winter mornings, you can visit the Graff Bay City Service Center to speak with our knowledgeable and friendly service technicians. We also recommend that you complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to take care of your vehicle's internal components so they are not compromised, cracked, or disabled by the cold weather. These service fixes will help your vehicle run in top condition all through the winter and help you avoid breaking down on the side of the road in freezing temperatures.

    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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    Winter Car Care Vehicle Maintenance Tips - 12/22/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Michigan winters can be tough on us, the roads, and our vehicles. Freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and road salt all take their toll on cars and it's important to prepare your vehicle for the winter. We suggest bringing your vehicle into our Graff Bay City Service Center to get some seasonal maintenance work done like getting your brakes, tires, windshield wipers, and batteries checked and replaced if need be. Getting an oil change this time of year is a great idea as well. Following our Winter Car Care vehicle maintenance tips can help ensure your vehicle will be able to perform in top condition, handle well on the icy roads, and avoid the possibility of breaking down. Read on to learn the importance of taking care of your vehicle this winter!

    Winter Car Care Vehicle Maintenance Tips

    On our new Winter Car Care Page, you’ll find tips on –
    • Brakes: Your vehicle's brakes keep you safe through every season, but during the winter they are especially important. In winter weather it can take your vehicle a longer distance to break on snow and ice, so making sure your brakes work properly is key. You don't want to be the car that slides through an intersection or into a ditch. Follow the link to read more about your brakes.
    • Tires: Find out why it’s important to understand the value winter tires offer. Winter tires are designed to handle winter roads specifically, and with the roads being slushy and icy, the thicker treads will help keep you from sliding around. Click the link to learn more about winter tires.
    • Oil Changes: Your engine’s performance depends on regular oil changes, and when your oil is changed on a regular basis, you help extend the life of your vehicle. In the winter, it’s particularly important to keep up with oil changes because the frigid temperatures can have a negative effect on the oil, making it less effective at keeping your engine components from overheating and warping. For a list of signs your vehicle needs an oil change, follow the link.
    • Wiper Blades: You need a clear view to drive in any season, but your vehicle's wiper blades become especially important in the winter due to debris from snow, salt, and ice. Harsh winter conditions can wear on your wiper blades, so click the link to find out how to know if you need to replace your wiper blades.
    • Batteries: In general, car batteries normally last around two to three years. However, freezing temperatures can be hard on your battery life and make it more difficult to start your engine in the morning after a cold night. So, it’s crucial to be aware of your vehicle's battery life and replace it when necessary. Learn more about your car battery by clicking the link.
    We hope you consider following our Winter Car Care vehicle maintenance tips, as they will help keep you safe on the road and likely save you money in the long run on costly repairs. If you're still worried about you and your passenger's well being out on the road, we recommend reading up on Chevrolet's new advanced safety features available on most new 2018 Chevy models. Features like the Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist Technology, Forward Safety Awareness, and more can help make driving a much safer endeavor.

    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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    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats - 12/21/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. ––All throughout December, ovens are warmed to make all manner of confectionary treats and desserts to help celebrate the holiday season. This year, if you're looking for some tasty new recipes to try out make to take a look at our list of 11 fun and festive Christmas treats to make. Our list has a number of great recipes that are perfect for parties, handing out as gifts, or even just as something fun to make with your kids. So indulge your sweet tooth this holiday season and try any our delicious cookies, brownies, and more!

    Christmas Tree Brownies

    Fun to decorate and delicious to nibble on, these Christmas tree brownies are simple to make and will be wonderfully decorative for your dessert table.

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats


    Rice Krispie Wreaths

    Crispy, gooey, festive, and sweet. What's not love about these Rice Krispie Wreaths? Simply add some green food coloring and shape the molds into circles to make the confectionary decorations.

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes

    A super fun treat to make with your kids. Simply fold up the tortilla, cut out the design you want, and toss some powdered sugar or sprinkles on top before baking.

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Cookies in a Jar for Santa

    A perfect holiday treat to pass out to friends and family as a gift. Put all of the ingredients needed to make cookies for Jolly Old Saint Nick into a single mason jar, so practically all you'll have to do is pour the contents into a bowl, mix, and bake.

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Oreo Ornaments

    A quick and easy treat to make and allow your creative side to come out while decorating the "ornaments" with mini m&ms or different types of sprinkles.

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Whoville Cookies

    Tasty enough to delight even the Grinch, himself! These cookies also look great and festive out on a serving plate.

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Rolo Ornament Cookies

    Another chance to decorate your own edible ornaments! The little Rolo on top makes it truly look like they should be hung on your Christmas tree.

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Melted Snowman Cookies

    These delightfully cute cookies will be everyone's favorite this holiday season. How can you resist these smiling snowmen!

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Christmas Caramel Popcorn

    Another great festive treat to hand out as presents to our neighbors, teachers, friends, and loved ones. A batch of this caramel popcorn is super simple to make too!

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Peppermint Puppy Chow

    Puppy chow is a delicious treat, to begin with, but adding some peppermint and candy cane to the recipe makes it truly irresistible! 

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    Christmas White Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

    A simple and fun treat to make with the kids this holiday season. Simply melt some white chocolate for dipping and the pretzel rods with sprinkles to give them a festive look. For a fun party dessert, you can even make a little station with all of the ingredients so that people can make their own right there!

    11 Fun and Festive Christmas Treats

    We hope you enjoy making and tasting any or all of these 11 fun and festive Christmas treats this holiday season. If you're looking for other yuletide activities to do, we recommend putting on some Christmas music, making crafts with the kids, or even trying to find ways to give back. Now is also a great time to get your vehicle prepared for all the nasty winter weather by completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components won't freeze, crack, or get damaged in the cold temperatures.

    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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    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season! - 12/15/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– It's the season of giving, and this year, don't just give the typical presents to your friends and family, give them car-related Christmas gifts! Their vehicles deserve a bit of attention this time of year too, especially with the inclement winter weather bearing down on us. Check our list of gift ideas that will satisfy everyone from the biggest car-nut you know to your cousin who  never remembers to get their oil changed!

    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season!

    Meguiar's Complete Car Care Kit

    Pamper your vehicle and keep it in top condition with this extensive car care kit, including products for car washes, waxing, interior cleaner, and more. We recommend getting your vehicle washed somewhat regularly during the winter as road salt is corrosive and can rust off the paint and metal on your car. So whether you're doing it by hand or heading to the carwash, keep your vehicle clean in 2018!

    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season!

    DBPOWER 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter

    Without another vehicle around to jump you, traditional jumper cables are practically useless. So why not get a portable jump starter kit that will allow you to restart your car all by yourself! This kit can jumpstart a vehicle with up to a 6.5L gas or 5.2L diesel engine, has a 18,000mAh power rating, has an LED light with 3 modes (high, strobe and SOS) in case needing to signal for emergencies, and is small enough to be stored in your glovebox.

    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season!


    WeatherTech Floor Mats

    WeatherTech floor mats are the premier product for keeping the floor of your vehicle clean from any slush, mud, or debris that may get dragged in from outside on your boots. You can shop for the floor mats that are designed exactly for your make, year, and model type.

    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season!

    Tile Mate - Key Finder

    For the person who is always misplacing their car keys, get them the world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker for Christmas. They can then simply put the small tile on their key ring and use the Tile Mate app on their phone to locate it when it's gone missing. As an added bonus, if you have your keys but can't find your phone, simply double press the button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring, even if it is on silent!

    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season!

    iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Universal Phone Holder

    Make it easier for your friends or family to discern their navigation directions while they're on the road, by getting them a mounted holder for their mobile phone! It's much safer to have the directions displayed up by your eye level with the road in front of you than to be constantly looking down at your phone to figure out where your next turn is. But make sure they don't get too distracted by it while they're driving, though.

    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season!

    Petego Rear Car Seat Protector

    If the person on your Christmas list has a beloved pet that they love bringing with them everywhere, a seat protecter is the perfect way to help them keep their vehicle clean. They'll be so appreciative of the fact that their car seats will now be significantly less hairy from all the fur their dog sheds.

    Give Car-Related Christmas Gifts this Season!

    Especially in Michigan, winter tires are a sound investment this time of year, and will keep you safer on the road in poor weather conditions. Winter tires feature deeper tread depths to reduce snow buildup and unique tread patterns to channel snow and slush. In fact, these tires also have an increased traction in deep snow and on ice so they brake in a quarter of the time of all-season tires.
    Gifting someone an oil change this Christmas may not seem like a enticing present, but their car will sure thank you for it! Vehicles should be brought in for an oil change every 3,000–5,000 miles, that way your car, truck, or SUV will run better and you won't have to worry about your engine overheating and warping internal components. 

    The recipient of this Christmas present will save big on any necessary repairs or routine maintenance they need completed season when you give them service coupons to Graff Chevrolet Service Center. Simply download the service coupons off of our website for deals on wiper blades, wheel alignments, and more. You can even get 10% off Chevy and GM apparel such as shirts, hats, and vehicle accessories.  

    So this year, give your loved ones some Christmas gifts for their car, to help it run better, stay cleaner, and perform like the day they drove it off the lot. Or, if you want, you can always spoil yourself by getting any of these gift ideas for your own ride! Plus, If there's a new vehicle on your Christmas wishlist, browse our online inventory or Special Edition Chevy Vehicles to see if we have what you're looking for. You can then schedule a test drive at our dealership to experience the vehicle in person. 

    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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    Classic Christmas Party Playlist - 12/13/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Listening to joyful Christmas music is one of the highlights of the holiday season! If you're preparing for a party at the office, with friends, family, or just want to listen while admiring the lights on your tree at home, use our Classic Christmas Party Playlist to make it more festive for everyone! On our playlist, we've got plenty old classics and new hits to make your get-togethers merry and bright.


    White Christmas - Bing Crosby

    The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole

    A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives

    Silver Bells - Bing Crosby & Carole Richards

    Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - Gene Autry

    Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Burl Ives

    It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Johnny Mathis

    Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Durante

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland

    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin

    Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis

    The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - Alvin & The Chipmunks

    Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

    It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como

    Christmastime is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio

    Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys

    Joy To The World - Nat King Cole

    A Marshmallow World - Francesca Battistelli

    I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bing Crosby

    Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry

    All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

    You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft

    We hope you have a wonderful holiday season full of great times with friends and family. So feel free to put our Classic Christmas Party Playlist to good use! Additionally, we encourage you to drive safe this season on the perilous Michigan winter roads. We recommend completing our Winter Car Care routine to ensure the internal components of your vehicle are ready to stand up to the freezing temperatures they are bound to endure.

    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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    Chevrolet Upgrades Safety Features on the 2018 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle - 12/09/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Chevrolet and GM Fleet recently announced that they will be upgrading the 2018 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) to better protect and serve officers of the law. To ensure the safety and well-being of police officers while they are out on the road, Chevy has improved the safety features of the new Tahoe to help reduce potential crash speeds and help avoid crashes altogether.


    “We want to protect our protectors and help them get home safely at the end of every shift,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “The safety technologies we are introducing on the Tahoe PPV may serve as a second set of eyes.”

    While the Tahoe PPV includes a suite of standard safety and driver assist features including StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System, Rear Vision Camera with Rear Park Assist, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, and steering wheel controls, it now has the new Enhanced Driver Assist Package available as well. This safety package is the first of its kind for a pursuit-rated vehicle, with five different technologies that make up the package, including:

    Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking: This feature automatically helps to reduce the severity of a collision. If the vehicle is traveling at a low speed and the system detects that a front-end collision is imminent, it will apply the brakes if the driver has not already done so.

    Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: 
    This system helps drivers avoid unintentionally drifting out of their lanes on the road with a gentle steering wheel turns. to when they are not actively steering and the turn signals are not activated.

    Safety Alert Driver Seat: Instead of audible crash avoidance alerts, drivers can activate this GM-patented alert system to receive a haptic seat-bottom vibration pulses.

    Forward Collision Alert: This technology employs radar and a forward-looking camera to measure the closing speeds between a vehicle and objects in its path. If the system determines that there is too small of a distance to the object in front of the vehicle, it will trigger a visual alert and audible beeps or seat pulses to alert the driver, if equipped.

    Power Adjustable Pedals: To accommodate drivers of all sizes and help them find their optimal driving position for comfort and control, the Power Adjustable Pedals work in conjunction with the 2018 Tahoe PPV’s standard 10-way power driver seat and tilt wheel as well.

    “When they’re on road patrol, police officers are constantly multitasking,” said Theodore Quisenberry, 43-year law enforcement veteran and the retired chief of the Royal Oak (Michigan) Police Department and the Oakland County Homeland Security Division. “Now when officers are scanning their surroundings, so is their vehicle. That will help them stay safe.”

    To do their part to support the men and women serving as officers of the law, Chevrolet has upgraded the safety features on the new 2018 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle. The available Enhanced Driver Assist Package will help to keep police officers safe while they are in their patrol vehicles with such features as Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, the Safety Alert Driver Seat, and Power Adjustable Pedals. In fact, features like these are so important that according to a 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report, there is a 27 percent reduction in the rate of rear-end crashes reported to police by vehicles with forward collision warning systems, and when combined with automatic braking, the incident rate is decreased by 50 percent. To keep yourself and your own vehicle safe out on your road this season, we recommend completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine. Your vehicle and its internal components can be adversely affected by the freezing temperatures this time of year, and getting service done to get them into top working order is a great way to ensure your vehicle doesn't break down out in the cold.

    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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    7 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids - 12/07/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– School will be out soon for the holiday break and your home will be full of little elves running around once again. This year, try any of these seven Christmas crafts ideas for kids to keep them occupied and engaged. They'll also love the fact that they can add their touch to the holiday spirit in your home! There's only so much time you can spend out playing in the snow and sledding before it gets too chilly, so when that happens, bring your children indoors for some fun and artistic crafts this December.

    Paper Plate Santa

    A fun and easy craft that only requires a few materials. You and your kids can create jolly-looking Santas to be displayed on the walls or the refrigerator for all your family and holiday guests to admire.


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


    Cardboard Gingerbread House Gift Tags

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


    Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

    A DIY ornament, but one that is a perfect craft to make with your kids! They're simple and easy to make, and your little ones will be proud to show off their handiwork hanging on the family tree!

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


    Popsicle Stick Elf

    Grab a few household craft items such as construction paper and popsicle sticks to make your own versions of Santa's little helpers. These smiling elves will add some cheer to your home.


    Reindeer Footprint Christmas Cards

    Send friends and family a homemade Christmas cards with Rudolph on the front. Your kids will love getting to paint their feet to imprint the reindeer head!


    Need more yuletide inspiration? Check out these Christmas crafts for the kids and other recipes and decorations on our Holiday Pinterest Board. You can also make things easier on Santa this year by taking a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Bay City! Also, make sure to prepare for the cold winter weather ahead by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

    Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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    6 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season - 12/01/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – December is a festive month for spending time with family and showing them how much they mean to you. But giving gifts to loved ones isn't the only way to make an impact this time of year. You can donate or volunteer to help those in need and make the season bright for everyone in your local community! So, if you're looking for ways to give back this holiday season read on to learn six ideas on how to do so.

    6 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

    1. Donate to a food drive/bank: Food banks need our support year-round, but their resources are stretched especially thin through the holiday season due to demand. The best way to donate is through a monetary gift, however, as most food banks have partnerships with local grocery stores where they can get more food for a dollar than average shoppers. Find your local food bank to donate to on Feeding America's website.

    2. Donate winter coats, hats, and gloves: The cold winter weather we experience in Michigan can chill you to the bone. Help keep up local children and adults in need from being cold at home, school, or work this year by donating your gently-used winter coats, hats, and gloves to Just For Kids or the Salvation Army.

    3. Adopt a family: Help make the holiday season one to remember for a family in need in your local area. You can adopt a family through Volunteers of America to provide direct support, such as food, toys, and clothing.

    4. Donate toys: Make a child's Christmas extra special this year by making sure they receive a toy under the tree. You can donate new toys or gently used toys to local children's hospitals or Toys for Tots.

    5. Volunteer at an animal shelter: Dogs, cats, and other animals can use some love and attention during the holiday season as well. Find a local animal shelter or humane society to volunteer at this December.

    6. Use Amazon Smile: Are you an avid Amazon shopper? Instead of using the regular "amazon.com" URL, register your account through "smile.amazon.com". It's the same Amazon you use, except 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the charity of your choice.

    Make it a great holiday season for those in need this year with any of these 6 ways to give back. At Graff Chevrolet Bay City, giving back is extremely important to us and a core tenant of our business. Learn about the many causes and organizations we donate and help raise money for on our Community Involvement page. Also, before you do any holiday traveling this month, make sure your vehicle is running in top shape by scheduling an appointment at the Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center.

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    The Best Chevrolet Vehicles for Winter Driving - 11/30/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Michigan winters make for perilous road conditions and can threaten the safety of motorists. The best way to stay in control while driving on slick and icy roads and avoid accidentally sliding through an intersection or into a snowbank is with a dependable vehicle designed weather the elements and perform with the well-being of its passengers in mind. We recommend the best Chevrolet vehicles for winter driving to help you drive safely during the coming months. Continue to reading to learn about just a few of Chevy's remarkable snow-conquering machines.

    The Best Chevrolet Vehicles for Winter Driving

    Suburban

    A behemoth SUV with the DNA of a Chevy truck, the Suburban is the ideal choice to go dashing through the snow in this winter. The new 2018 model is powered by a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that delivers 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft of torque so you don't have to worry about being stuck in the snow. It also boasts ample ground clearance and weight of approximately 5,700 lbs, for better results in deep snow and poor winter road conditions.

    Tahoe

    Ranked the Best Large SUV by U.S. News & World Report, the 2018 Tahoe has the same available power and utility as the larger Suburban, but with more nimble maneuverability. In addition to its functionality on winter roads, the Tahoe's comfortable interior will provide a warm and cozy reprieve from the harsh weather outside. You'll feel extra secure knowing the that all of your advanced Chevrolet safety features such as the Forward Collision Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are working to keep your protected while driving on slick, icy roads.

    Silverado

    Strong, capable, and ready for action in the most inclement of weather! The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado has 420 horsepower, 460 lb.-ft. of torque, and 12,500 lbs. of best-in-class towing capability thanks to its available 6.2L V8 engine. It's likely you'll be the one who your friends and neighbors call to help tow them out a snowbank. Winter is no match for the Silverado and its legacy of rugged performance and dependability.

    Who better to design a truck or SUV that's equipped to handle ice and snow than engineers from Detroit? Conquer the elements with the best Chevrolet vehicles for winter driving! Browse our inventory online and once you find the right vehicle for you, call our friendly sales staff to schedule a test drive. You can also get your current vehicle prepared and ready to stand the freezing temperatures and snowy roads with our Winter Car Care maintenance routine. Either way, safety is our primary concern for our customers and we want your vehicle to be ready to handle the elements.

    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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    Chevrolet Unveils the New 2019 Corvette ZR1 - 11/21/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – With a legacy of performance, style, and speed, the Corvette brand has made its mark in the automotive and racing worlds for over 60 years. To continue the tradition of excellence, Chevrolet has unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that has the most power, best track performance, and most advanced technology in the history of the brand. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is also the fastest model yet, with a top speed over 210 mph.

    Chevrolet Unveils the New 2019 Corvette ZR1

    Every element of the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is designed for exceptional performance. It has an exclusive new LT5 6.2L V8 supercharged engine with 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque which is complemented by seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions. Even the aggressive new exterior design is meant to inspire and quite frankly, intimidate. But the design elements are not without function, the new front fascia is engineered to channel air for drivetrain cooling and propulsion. There are also additional aero packages (Low Wing and High Wing) are available to give the new ZR1 significantly more downforce and perform even better out on the race track.

    Chevrolet has unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 and it is an automotive marvel with unrivaled capability. If you're dying to get behind the wheel of a 2017 Corvette, give our sales team a call at Graff Bay City to get more information. There's nothing quite like driving a dream car! Additionally, with the winter weather fast approaching we recommend completing our Fall Car Care maintenance routine to get your vehicle prepared for the freezing temperatures. You don't want to break down on the side of the road in January!

    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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    Burn Off the Extra Calories This Holiday Season with a Workout Routine - 11/20/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Turkey, pie, cookies, candies, and more! This time of year brings far too many delicious dishes and treats to not indulge a bit. The only downside is that by the time New Years Day rolls around you may not fit into your jeans as well anymore. But thankfully there are plenty of simple exercises you can do from home to help keep your fitness up while allowing you to snack and sample all the delectable food. So try using our workout routine to burn off the extra calories this holiday season.

    Burn Off the Extra Calories This Holiday Season with a Workout Routine

    Repeat this cycle of exercise 2-3 times for a serious workout:

    • 30 Sit-Ups
    • 15 Hip Raises
    • 10 incline push ups
    • 20 bodyweight squats
    • 20 walking lunges – 10 each leg
    • 50 High Knees
    • 30 jumping jacks
    • 10 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug or another weight)
    • 15-second plank
    • 15-second side plank

    So don't miss out on your favorite food and desserts when you can burn off the extra calories with a simple workout routine this holiday season. Make sure your vehicle is ready to brave the elements so that you can make it to all of the parties and family get-togethers this year by completing our Fall Car Care maintenance routine. Or, if you feel the need to get into a rugged Chevy truck to handle the winter weather, we recommend consulting or Chevy Truck Comparison page to find which pickup is right for you!

    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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    10 Ways To Give Thanks - 11/17/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is the time of year to be with family and reflect on all of the blessings in your life. Being thankful for what you have is a very important lesson to teach to your children. Try some of these 10 ways to give thanks to be more introspective and appreciative this Thanksgiving season.

    10 Ways To Give Thanks

    Write Thank You Letters

    Go to the store and buy some thank you letters. Write a heartfelt message to all those in your life who you are thankful for and deliver the letters before Thanksgiving!

    Donate

    Whether its food, clothing, or money, donating to help those in need is a great way to give back and appreciate the things you have.

    Volunteer

    Volunteering your time is something that anyone can do. Whether it be at an animal shelter, a local homeless shelter, or a soup kitchen, it's always important to give back. All of these places can especially use your help during the holiday season.

    Give Out Gifts

    Bake some treats, get some dollar store toys, or make little goody-bags to give out to friends, teachers, and other people in your life.

    Create a Thankful Tree

    Grab a fallen tree branch out of your backyard to start making a Thankful Tree! This simple craft is a great way to have a conversation with your children about being thankful for the things they have like family, pets, their favorite toys, and more.

    Talk About Being Thankful at Dinner

    Before you sit down together, at Thanksgiving or any other night this November, take a moment, go around the table and have each family member say what they are thankful for.

    Be Extra Grateful Out in Public

    Spread gratitude and kindness out in public to make the world a nicer place this November. Say thank you, smile, be vocally appreciative to your neighbors, store clerks, and others.

    Send a Care Package to Military Members

    Show your thanks and appreciation for our military service members by sending them a care package for the holidays with treats, letters, and other comforts from home. We recommend going through Operation Gratitude.

    Donate a Thanksgiving Dinner

    You can donate to local food banks and sponsor a family in need with a Thanksgiving dinner this year. It will mean a great deal to the family you sponsor to have a warm meal on Thanksgiving.

    Invite Those in Need to Thanksgiving

    Can you think of anyone you know who might benefit from a warm and friendly meal? Maybe someone you know who doesn't have a family Thanksgiving of their own to go to or family friends who have fallen on hard times? Reach out to them and make a difference this holiday season.  

    Spend the Thanksgiving season reflecting on all that you have and being appreciative this year with any of these 10 ways to give thanks. To show our appreciation for all our customers, we've got special service coupons that you can download and use to save big on your next trip to our Graff Bay City Service Center. This time of year, when the weather is growing colder, we recommend completing our Fall Car Care maintenance routine to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter.

    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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    11 Thanksgiving Desserts Made With Your Leftover Halloween Candy - 11/14/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Looking for a way to put the rest of you and your kids leftover candy and chocolate to good use by making any of these? Why not use them to make some desserts for Turkey Day? Read below for 11 Thanksgiving desserts made with your leftover Halloween candy! The scrumptious treats will wow and amaze your relatives this holiday season.

    Trick or Treat Dessert Pizza


    What is there not love about a dessert pizza made out of cookie dough? Especially when you top it off with crumbled up Reese's cups, M&M's, and other chocolate candies!

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Almond Joy Peanut Butter Cookie Bars


    You may have thought that there was no way to improve upon the flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Well, have ever tried adding coconut? Because it's unbelievably delicious!

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Halloween Candy Bark


    This is another "throw everything in there" type of recipe, this bark recipe offers the delicious taste of candy chocolate with an added crunch.

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Mini Butterfinger Pies in a Jar


    Make this portable and single-serving sized dessert so that you can taste the beloved Butterfinger candy bar in a mousse-like state.

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Homemade Suckers


    Keep the kids and little ones at your Thanksgiving festivities happy with these fun, and simple to make, homemade suckers!

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars


    A crunchier and more chocolatey dessert you will not find! Layer the dessert with different flavors and textures for a truly unique taste.

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars


    Another dessert that offers a variety of flavors and textures. This tremendous treat offers creaminess, crunch, salty flavors as well as sweet ones, and chocolate paired with cookie dough.

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Reese's Stuffed Pie


    If you need convincing to try this dessert recipe, you may need to get your head checked. Have everyone ranting and raving about how good your Reese's Stuffed Pie was at Thanksgiving this year!

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars


    Throw all your leftover Halloween candy into a cookie mix for a real crowd-pleaser of a dessert. The added oatmeal and peanut butter will make the texture and taste of these cookies bars irresistible.

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Leftover Halloween Candy Brownie Trifle


    This towering trifle will look as impressive as it tastes delicious. You can scoop out this dessert to serve to your family members for a gooey, crunchy, and delightful after-dinner treat.

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Harvest Snack Mix


    Use some of the smaller leftover candy like M&M's and candy corn to mix into a fun and easy-to-snack-on pre-dinner dish for Thanksgiving. It also has all the delicious fall flavors to keep with the festive theme of the season.

    11 Thanksgiving Desserts With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

    Impress your whole family with any of these 11 Thanksgiving desserts made with your leftover Halloween candy. As a bonus to treating everyone's taste buds, you'll avoid being wasteful and tossing out all of that leftover candy! Now is a great time to prepare your vehicle for all of the holiday driving you may be doing over the next two months. We recommend completing our Fall Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your car, truck, or SUV can handle the cold winter weather and poor road conditions. You'd be surprised to hear the extent of the effect freezing temperatures can have on your vehicle's internal components.

    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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    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts - 11/10/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Autumn is one of the most stunning seasons, and with these 8 fun fall DIY crafts you can make your home as beautifully decorated as it looks outside. Prepare for Thanksgiving with centerpieces, garland, placards, and more, all of which can be enjoyed crafting by yourself, with your children, or with your friends. Read on to find instructions and what supplies you'll need to complete the fall DIY crafts and decorations.

    Ombre Pinecone


    This might be our favorite craft on the list. These colorful pinecones will help beautify your harvest decorations and are a lot of fun to make. You'll need to gather some pinecones from outside, and get acrylic paint in a few different shades of colors. Also, don't worry if you or your little one get a bit carried away and just paint the entire pinecone a single color. They will still look great!

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    Fall Mason Jars

    For a country chic look, decorate you home for Thanksgiving with these fall mason jars. The colorful look to these leaf-imprinted decorations will impress all of your guests and family members when they come for Turkey Day!

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    Autumn Leaves Garland


    Decorate your house with this beautiful, festive garland. Purchase some artificial leaves, coat them with glue and autumnal colored glitter. Then, use a hole punch then hang them with some ribbon. Simple and elegant!

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    Fall Layered Centerpiece

    Layer corn kernels, leaves, and any other seasonal materials around a brown or orange colored candle for an incredible looking centerpiece. If you light the candle, make sure to not allow it to burn down to the dry layers though.

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    Pumpkin Placecards


    Decorate cute little pumpkin placecards to make sure everyone knows where to sit at Thanksgiving Dinner! You can create all sorts of festive designs with paint, glitter, and other crafting supplies

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    Turkey Wreath


    Build this beautiful turkey wreath to welcome family and guests to Thanksgiving dinner this year! You'll love creating this fun and vibrant Turkey Day craft.

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts



    Halloween is over but it doesn't mean you can't use pumpkins for decorating anymore. These stylish gold and white pumpkins will add some flair to your Thanksgiving decor. 

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    Thankful Tree


    Grab a fallen tree branch out of your backyard to start making a Thankful Tree! This simple craft is a great way to have a conversation with your children about being thankful for the things they have like family, pets, their favorite toys, and more.

    8 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    So have fun decorating your home in preparation for Thanksgiving this year with these 8 fun fall DIY crafts! You can also start getting ready for Winter by completing our Fall Car Care maintenance routine to make sure your vehicle and its internal components are ready to brave the freezing temperatures. Avoid getting stuck out in the cold by visiting the Graff Bay City Service Center this November.

    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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    Chevrolet 2018 SEMA Recap - 11/07/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – The 2018 SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, was recently held in Las Vegas. Every year, Chevrolet makes a big splash at this event, showing off their newest and greatest automotive designs. In this blog, we'll give a Chevrolet 2018 SEMA recap to spotlight some of the many production and concept model vehicles that Detroit motor brand showcased at the convention.

    2018 COPO Camaro


    In addition to the 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition sports cars announced recently, Chevrolet has also revealed the 2018 COPO Camaro. The COPO Camaro design, Chevy's latest factory-built drag racer, also features the Hot Wheels Supercrush exterior color and appearance package. For power, the new Camaro design comes with either a naturally aspirated 427 (7.0L) or supercharged 350 (5.7L) racing engine. If you choose the supercharged 350, you'll be able to make mid-8-second quarter-mile times at nearly 160 mph. Additionally, an all-new, 302 Gen V Small Block engine is also available.

    Chevrolet 2018 SEMA Recap

    2018 Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition & Dusk Edition


    Making their public debut at the SEMA Show, the 2018 Colorado ZR2 Midnight & Dusk Editions gave consumers a look at the personalization options that Chevrolet offers. The 2018 Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition features an all-black exterior finish, while the Dusk Edition has an alternate, light exterior finish. Both models include all of the same features including a distinctive black Chevy bowtie emblem, 17-inch five-spoke black accessory wheels, black sport bar with off-road LED lighting, and much more.

    Chevrolet 2018 SEMA Recap

    2018 Silverado & Colorado Centennial Edition


    In celebration of 100 years of building the toughest trucks available, Chevrolet is releasing the 2018 Silverado and Colorado Centennial Edition models. Both trucks have striking Centennial Blue exteriors, Centennial emblems and signage, and many more special features exclusive to these pickups. Additionally, you can enter the Chevrolet Truck Legends program and receive exclusive Truck Legends memorabilia including branded hats, decals, and more.

    Chevrolet 2018 SEMA Recap

    2018 Traverse SUP


    Stand up paddleboarding has quickly become one of the most popular water sports in the world right now. Paying close attention to this trend, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP (stand up paddleboard) concept model was designed to embody the fun and active nature of the watersport combined with the reliability of the Traverse. It also equips paddleboard enthusiasts with a rig to easily pack up their board and take it to beach or lake whenever they choose!

    Chevrolet 2018 SEMA Recap

    2018 Suburban Luke Bryan Concept


    Whether you're off-roadin', huntin', or fishin' the Luke Bryan Suburban concept model is designed for any adventure. This versatile take on the Suburban has everything an outdoorsman could want and more, with upgrades to its performance, a roof-mounted equipment carrier, and a custom tire mount to give it a truly rugged look.

    Chevrolet 2018 SEMA Recap

    Chevrolet did not disappoint at this years SEMA show, showcasing a wide range of capable, tough, and awesome vehicles. We hope you found Chevrolet 2018 Recap enjoyable and informative, and we encourage you to check back with our blog regularly for more Chevy news and updates. If you're interested in the new 2018 Silverado, 2018 Colorado, 2018 Camaro, or any other Special Edition Chevrolet models that we have in stock, browse our inventory online and contact our friendly sales staff. They'll answer any questions you may have and can set up a test drive over the phone! Additionally, as the winter weather approaches, make sure your vehicle is prepared for the cold weather by completing out Fall Car Care maintenance routine. Preventative measures and small fixes can help you avoid expensive service bills down the line. Plus, they'll help you remain safe once the freezing temps and icy roads set in.

    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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    8 Fun Fall Date Ideas - 11/03/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Just because Halloween is over, doesn't mean fall fun has to come to an end. This season is a perfect time for change. Try something new or go somewhere you have never been with that special person by your side. Whether you're taking a trip to the apple orchard or indulging in a new recipe together, we've got you covered for fun fall date ideas. Make memories with your significant other this November.



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    8 Fun Fall Date Ideas



    8 Fun Fall Date Ideas


    No matter what the weather is this fall, go on a new adventure with your significant other. These fun fall date ideas will be sure to keep you busy throughout the season. Whether it's bundling up beneath the stars or going on a scenic hike in Northern Michigan, you'll be sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Before you hit the road this November, make sure your vehicle is prepared for the cold weather. Check out our Fall Car Care guide and schedule routine maintenance to get your car up to speed.

    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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    What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkins - 11/02/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Halloween is over, and all around the country, families are taking down their decorations and tossing their Jack-o-Lanterns and decorative pumpkins into the trash. Instead of wastefully throwing them away, if you know what to do with your leftover pumpkins, you can make delicious desserts, creative centerpieces, and much more! Read on to discover the amazing things your leftover Jack-o-Lantern can do for you and your home.

    Make Pumpkin Puree


    What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkins

    Pumpkin puree can be used to make pumpkin pie, cakes, smoothies, and tons of other fall goodies! Plus, making your own pumpkin puree can save you the trouble of having to buy all of those extra cans of puree when you're preparing to make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Just make sure there is no mold growing in your Jack-o-Lantern before you start cooking!

    How to Do It: 

    1. Cut your pumpkin down the middle, removing the extra seeds and setting them aside (we'll use them later!)
    2. Next, place your pumpkin slices cut-side down on a cooking sheet.
    3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then bake for 45 minutes. 
    4. Remove your pumpkin pieces from the oven and peel off the pumpkin "skin".
    5. Place the leftover pumpkin chunks into a food processor or blender, then blend until thoroughly smooth. Voila! You've made pumpkin puree!

    Use Your Pumpkin Puree to Make Pumpkin Butter


    What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkins

    Want to put your pumpkin puree to good use right away? With just a few ingredients, you can make a delicious batch of pumpkin butter that packs a festive punch of flavor! You can spread it on toast, add it to ice cream, french toast, and much more!

    How to Do It:

    1. Combine 29 oz. pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup apple juice, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves in a large saucepan, stirring well. Bring the mixture to a boil.
    2. Reduce its heat, stir occasionally and simmer for 30 minutes.
    3. Transfer to containers and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

    Cook Your Leftover Pumpkin Seeds


    What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkins

    Remember those pumpkin seeds we set aside earlier? Well, now we're going to turn them into a delicious fall snack! You can cook this tasty treat with cinnamon, salt, butter, or even sugar to add a dash of flavor to this easy-to-make side dish.

    How to Do It:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Throw your pumpkin seeds into a bowl with 2 teaspoons of melted butter and your 1 1/2 cups of cinnamon, salt, or sugar.
    3. Spread pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally

    Donate Leftover Pumpkins to a Farmer


    What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkins

    If you aren't a fan of pumpkin-flavored foods, you can always donate your leftover Jack-o-Lanterns to your local farmers! Animals love the sweet taste of pumpkins and the cows, pigs, and other farm friends will be very thankful for the tasty treat. 

    How to Do It: Use MLive's Animal Farm Finder to discover local farms in Bay County that would be more than happy to take your leftover pumpkins off your hands!

    Turn Your Pumpkin into a Flower Pot


    What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkins

    Want to repurpose your Jack-o-Lantern into a festive fall decoration? With just a few quick steps, you can transform your carved pumpkin into a live flower planter! If you plan on displaying your planters outside, however, recommend that you turn them so that your Jack-o-Lantern's spooky face isn't greeting your guests as they enter your home.

    How to Do It: After removing the lid of your pumpkin and cleaning out its insides, add a shovel full of dirt into its base. Slide your flower into the pumpkin and fill the remaining empty areas with dirt till it fills your Jack-o-Lantern to the top. Wipe it down and give your plant some water, and voila!

    Now that you know what to do with your leftover pumpkins, you can breathe new life into your Jack-o-Lantern with by cooking recipes, making decorations, and charitable donations! Looking for more DIY projects and recipes? Make sure to follow our Pinterest page for all things autumn! Additionally, if you're searching for more fall fun, you can make the most of your time before winter with our Fall Seasonal Guide! Browse through our guide to find recommendations on local cider mills, apple orchards, fall recipes, and so much more. Before you head out to your next great fall adventure, though, make sure your vehicle is able to take on the changing temperatures with our Fall Car Care guide. You won't regret it once the snow starts to fall!

    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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    5 Stylish Chevrolet Concept Vehicles - 11/01/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Concept cars are a unique way for automakers to show off and tease technology, features, or design ideas that could be implemented in future vehicles. They can be anywhere from pretty cool to outright crazy, but if you pay attention to concept cars when they're released, you can get a good idea of what the vehicles of the future will look like. Check out these 5 stylish Chevrolet concept vehicles to see what Chevy has in store for the world of tomorrow, today!

    1. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance


    5 Stylish Chevrolet Concept Vehicles

    The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance concept is designed to maximize its engine performance with a supercharger system to blow more life into its powerful 5.3L V-8 engine. This rugged and capable pickup also features additional enhancements in its exhaust system and performance brakes to help bring its impressive capabilities to life.

    Concept Features:


    • Chevrolet Performance LT4-style intercooled supercharger system (adds 100+ horsepower)
    • 22-inch performance tires and wheels
    • Unique hood, air ducts, front fascia, grille, surrounds, and bumpers
    • Custom exterior graphics
    • Front six-piston Brembo brake upgrade kit in red
    • 5.3L cat-back exhaust system with polished tip
    • Performance cold-air induction system
    • LCD competition-style logger app
    • Tri-fold tonneau cover
    • All-weather floor liners
    • Smoked headlamp and taillamp lenses

    2. 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition


    5 Stylish Chevrolet Concept Vehicles

    The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition is a little unique for a concept car. Instead of just producing one concept model, 650 Corvette Carbons will actually be produced and sold worldwide! In honor of the 65th anniversary of the first ever Corvette, this concept car is designed with a variety of distinctive exterior and interior features that pay tribute to the classic Corvette design.

    Concept Features:


    • Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior
    • Carbon-fiber ground effects, hood section, and roof/tonneau inserts
    • Visible carbon-fiber spoiler and quarter intake ducts
    • Center caps with Carbon logo
    • Unique fender stripes and door graphics
    • Black wheels with machined grooves
    • Carbon Edition sill plates
    • Competition Sport seats
    • Carbon-fiber steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fiber interior trim
    • Carbon Flash badges and outside mirrors
    • Jet Black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching

    3. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP


    5 Stylish Chevrolet Concept Vehicles


    Stand up paddleboarding is one of the most popular water sports in the world right now. Paying close attention to this trend, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP (stand up paddleboard) concept model was designed to accent the exhilarating feeling of paddleboarding with the reliability of the Traverse.

    Concept Features:


    • Blue wave bodyside graphics and yellow stripes
    • Dark Gray fascias, rockers, and wheel opening trim
    • Tinted windows
    • Glass Black bodyside molding
    • Glass black foglamp bezels
    • 20-inch black aluminum wheels
    • Black grille insert
    • Assist steps
    • Trailer hitch kit
    • All-weather floor liners in black
    • Illuminated front door sill plates
    • Traverse-embroidered headrests

    4. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD NHRA Safety Safari


    5 Stylish Chevrolet Concept Vehicles


    The NHRA Safety Safari was formed in the 1950s to help amateur racers set up safe drag races. This concept NHRA Safety Safari Silverado 3500HD is built to assist modern drivers by inspecting and prepping a track before a drag race begins. In the event of an emergency, this concept model is equipped with firefighting and safety technology to make drag racing a much safer environment.

    Concept Features:


    • AMKUS Rescue Equipment System
    • Whelen red and green LED strobes and additional lighting
    • Bed-mounted aluminum frame with extendable mast
    • 2018 Silverado Midnight Edition elements
    • 22-inch black wheels with 305/45LT22 tires
    • Cargo area lamps
    • Tie-down rings
    • Trailering camera system by EchoMaster
    • Floor liners with the bowtie logos
    • Interior trim kit
    • Underseat storage organizer
    • Floor liners with the bowtie logo

    5. Luke Bryan Suburban for Huntin', Fishin', and More


    5 Stylish Chevrolet Concept Vehicles

    Whether you're off-roadin', huntin', fishin', or explorin', the Luke Bryan Suburban concept model is designed for any adventure. This versatile take on the Suburban has everything an outdoorsman could want and more, with upgrades to its performance, a roof-mounted equipment carrier, and a custom tire mount to give it a truly rugged look.

    Concept Features:


    • Black assist steps
    • Thule canyon roof basket with extensions
    • Roof rack cross rails 
    • Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems
    • "Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day" exterior badges
    • Roof-mounted light rack
    • Roof-mounted fishing rod holder
    • Swing-out tailgate with spare tire mount
    • Black and Two-Tone Olive interior color with Anodized Orange and Dark Carbon accents
    • Rear-facing third-row seats with custom footwell
    • Custom steering wheel, instrument panel, and door pads with camo pattern perforated inserts

    While these 5 stylish Chevrolet concept vehicles aren't ready to hit the market just yet, you can make your own concept sports car, SUV, or truck by customizing your very own Special Edition Chevrolet vehicle! First, browse our selection of Special Edition Chevys to find a model you like. You can then place an order online without having to leave your couch! Plus, you can further customize your vehicle with our Graff X Custom Graphics and GM Accessories to make your Chevy vehicle uniquely yours. At Graff Bay City, we're dedicated to helping you bring your dream vehicle to life!

    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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    Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro Announced - 10/26/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Did you ever play with Hot Wheels when you were a kid? Ever wished that you could get behind the wheel of a life-sized version of one? Well, now you can! Chevrolet announced a Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro this month, celebrating 50 years of partnership in performance, innovation, and design. This cutting-edge Special Edition vehicle, which will be released in the spring of 2018, will feature the iconic Crush orange exterior and stripes that pay tribute to the famous Hot Wheels Camaro of the 1960s. Check out some of the other features of this Special Edition Camaro below!

    Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro Announced

    This strikingly bold coupe will feature a distinctive design that enhances the Camaro's responsiveness and refinement. This new design takes note of the old Hot Wheels toy design, using wide wheels and low-friction axles to help the Camaro become one of the fastest cars on and off the racetrack. The new Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro package will be available on the 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models of the 2018 Chevy Camaro with the following features:

    Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro Announced

    • Illuminated doorsill plates with 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels logos and badges
    • Embossed front-seat headrests
    • Dark taillamps
    • Black taillamp panels with Hot Wheels emblems
    • Orange kneepads on doors and orange safety belts
    • Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems
    • Carpeted floor mats with orange stitching and "ghost" stripes
    • 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels fender badges
    • One-of-a-kind grille with Galvano Chrome inserts
    • 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in Satin Graphite with milled faces and center caps
    • Satin Graphite ground effects
    • Satin Graphite stripes with Silver Ice Metallic accents
    • Orange brake calipers

    Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro Announced

    “In the 1960s Hot Wheels and Camaro challenged vehicle design by elevating the speed, power, and performance of both die-cast and pony cars alike. For 50 years, both brands have developed high-performance cars that embody the challenger spirit,” said Chris Down, senior vice president and Global Brand GM, Hot Wheels. “We’re thrilled that fans can now experience the essence of Hot Wheels in this special edition Camaro.”


    While the Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro won't be released until the spring of 2018, you can still get a look at the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro's innovative features, trim levels, and specifications by checking out our Camaro Model Overview page. On the Model Overview page, you can read reviews, take stock of the Camaro's various awards, and get a firsthand glimpse at our 2018 Camaro Vehicle Inventory. If you want to get your hands on the Commemorative Edition Hot Wheels Camaro as soon as possible, contact us to place an order in the spring. We'll order one of these iconic and one-of-a-kind vehicles for you as soon as they're released!

    Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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    15 Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters - 10/24/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Halloween is one of the most exciting and fun times of the year, but it can also be very dangerous for trick-or-treaters. The National Safety Council estimates that children are twice as likely to be involved in vehicle accidents on Halloween than any other day of the year. However, with proper planning and precautionary measures, you and your little monsters can enjoy a worry-free holiday. Follow these 15 Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters to maximize your candy count while keeping you and your family safe while you take to the streets.

    15 Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

    1. Accompany Your Trick-or-Treaters: Going along with your kids as they trick-or-treat will allow you to monitor them. Responsible adults should always accompany their younger children.
    2. Plan Your Route in Advance: Walking from street to street can take a lot out of you. Mapping out your path before you go will help you avoid sore legs or getting lost.
    3. Agree on a Return Time: Usually, neighborhoods will have a curfew or time to let you know when it is time to head home, but you should still plan on a time to return home. You don't want to be out all night!
    4. Avoid Wearing Masks: Masks can obstruct your child's vision and, in some instances, can make it difficult to breathe. If you can, use non-toxic makeup to complete their costume!
    5. Wear Comfy Shoes: Since you'll probably be walking from street to street, you'll want to make sure that you and your children are in comfortable shoes. Double knot your laces to avoid tripping!
    6. Use Reflective Tape: Reflective tape will allow drivers on the road to better see your child as they navigate the streets at night. Use it on their costume or candy bag to help make them more visible. If possible, bring along a flashlight as well! 
    7. Put the Phone Down: Keep electronic usage to a minimum while you're out and about, if possible. You never know when your child might dart out into the road, and it's better to be paying attention if it occurs!
    8. Walk on the Sidewalk: Teach your kids to walk on the sidewalk or as far away from driving vehicles as possible. If there aren't any sidewalks for you and your children to stay on, walk facing traffic as far to the left as you can.
    9. Use Crosswalks and Traffic Signals: Paying attention and remaining responsible with street rules will maximize your safety while you're trick-or-treating. You should only cross the street when you're given the signal to go.
    10. Stay in a Group: If you're trick-or-treating with friends or family, you'll be more noticeable to vehicles on the road. Traveling in groups increases your safety while you're out and about.
    11. Charge Your Phone: This might seem like a no-brainer, but in the event of an emergency, a charged phone can make all the difference.
    12. Watch Out for Parked Cars: You never know when a car might try to back out of their parking spot. Make sure your child knows to double check before they walk by a parked car!
    13. Don't Buy Oversized Costumes: Costumes that are too long on your child can drag and can be extremely dangerous at night. If it's too long, hem it to avoid tripping!
    14. Keep Your Lights On: After you leave your home, lock your doors and keep your lights and TV on so that it appears that there's someone in your home on Halloween night. That way, nobody will try breaking in while you're gone.
    15. If You See Something, Say Something: If you notice anything suspicious occurring, contact the authorities right away. It's better to be safe than sorry!

    15 Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

    On a busy holiday like Halloween, keeping your children safe should be your number one priority. Use these 15 Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters to teach your little ghouls and goblins important habits to prevent any Halloween nightmares from occurring. At Graff Bay City, we know that safety behind the wheel is just as important as it is on foot. If you're planning on trick-or-treating out of town this year, you can make the road a much safer place with Chevrolet's advanced safety features. Another way to increase your safety on the road is by keeping up with your Fall Car Care. Important components in your vehicle can be affected by the changing weather, and our Fall Car Care can teach you how to spot damage to your vehicle's components and what you can do to prevent damage from occurring. If you discover that your vehicle may need attention, schedule a service appointment with us online today!

    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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