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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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    2 Chevy Models Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List - 02/18/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI), the leading consumer product-evaluation laboratory in the country which tests products for the Good Housekeeping magazine, recently released their list of the best new cars of 2018. GHI partnered with Car and Driver to inspect and test-drive each and every new 2018 model vehicle, basing their evaluation on safety, design, comfort, handling, and value. GHI then awarded one vehicle in each model level, and two Chevrolet models were named to their Best New Cars of 2018 list, the 2018 Suburban, and 2018 Bolt EV.

    2 Chevy Models Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List


    Best Large SUV: 2018 Chevrolet Suburban

    2 Chevy Models Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List

    GHI was amazed by the impressive seating and cargo space offered by the 2018 Chevy Suburban. They noted that it is an ideal family vehicle, with advanced technology and safety features to give greater peace of mind while driving. The Suburban also boasts significant horsepower, towing capacity, a suite of infotainment features to make long road trips more enjoyable.

    If you want to learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban or are interested in taking one for a test drive, contact our friendly and informative sales staff.

    Quick Specs:
    • 5.3L V8 Engine with 355 Horsepower
    • Best-in-Class V8 Fuel Economy - 23 mpg 
    • 121.7 Cubic Feet of Maximum Cargo Volume
    • Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi from OnStar

    Best Electric Car: 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV


    2 Chevy Models Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List

    The 2018 Chevy Bolt EV is a fully-electric powered sedan that wowed GHI with its incredible efficiency. The 2018 Bolt has a 238-mile electric range, saving you money by skipping trips to pump. The Bolt EV is a truly the car of the future, with state-of-the-art technology and infotainment features, and a sleek innovative design. For its seemingly compact stature, the new Bolt actually offers considerable cargo space thanks to its hatchback trunk. You can charge your new Bolt using a regular outlet at home, or get the recommended charging station installed in your garage.

    If you want to learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, give our friendly sales staff a call at (989) 684-4411. They'll answer any questions you may have about this automotive marvel!

    Quick Specs:
    • Can Go 0–60 mph in 6.5 seconds
    • 25 Miles per Hour of Charge with 240V/32-amp Charging Unity
    • 10.2-inch Diagonal Color Touch-Screen
    • Regen On Demand and One Pedal Driving Features for Energy Efficiency

    So, while Good Housekeeping Institute named two Chevrolet vehicles to their Best New Cars of 2018 list, we recommend checking out the entire Chevy 2018 lineup to find the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. Whether you're looking for a new ride with ample seating, considerable towing capacity, stylish design elements, safety features that will keep you out of harm's way, or all of the above, browse our online inventory! We have a wide selection of new, certified pre-owned, and used vehicles to choose from. Schedule a test drive at your convenience to experience these Chevy models in person and meet with our informative sales team to take the first steps towards purchasing or leasing a new vehicle!

    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 Tips to Avoid Getting the Flu in 2018 - 02/14/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Every year, around the country, the millions of Americans get sick with the flu. If that doesn't sound serious, consider that of those millions, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized due to the flu, and tens of thousands die from the illness. The flu is especially bad this year as well, putting more people than normal out of commission each coming week during the winter months. Everyone can get the flu but children younger than 5, seniors, and pregnant women are the most at risk, and will likely be the most affected by the illness' severe symptoms. To find out how to protect yourself, your family, and others from potentially getting the flu, read on to learn 6 tips to avoid getting the flu in 2018.

    6 Tips to Avoid Getting the Flu in 2018
    1. First and foremost, the best way to avoid getting the flu is to get the flu shot. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccination. The flu vaccine is designed to prevent you from getting the illness and protect against different strains of the flu virus.
    2. Avoid or limit your contact with sick people. A good rule of thumb is to stay 3 feet away from others in general, but especially those exhibiting possible flu-like symptoms such as coughing or sneezing.
    3. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Cleanliness is key to keeping the flu at bay. Also, its wise to keep alcohol-based hand sanitizer handy all throughout flu season in case you're don't have access to a sink while you're out and about.
    4. Generally, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth throughout flu season. This is the primary way germs spread, and touching your face after accidental contact with the flu germs found on public surfaces is most likely how you will get sick.
    5. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. Public spaces at work, your desk, bathrooms, door handles, and other surfaces in your home are the primary places that should be cleaned regularly.
    6. It's important to keep up a healthy lifestyle to keep your body and immune system strong during flu season to help fight off the illness. The CDC recommends eating a balanced diet, exercising at least 4 days a week, and getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is especially important because it is when your body recovers each day and builds its strength back up. So, this winter is not the time to be staying up late and not getting your rest.

    However, if you do get sick with the flu:
    The CDC recommends that if you are sick with the flu, you should stay home, and not go out in public or return to work for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities obviously. Note that your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. It is important to limit contact with others, including your family, as much as possible so that you don't infect them. The flu is very contagious and you do not want to spread it. Also, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then, throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

    So make sure to following these 6 tips to avoid getting the flu in 2018. If you or a loved one gets the flu make sure to receive medical attention, especially if the symptoms continue to worsen. The flu is not an illness to take lightly, and it can be deadly in some cases. This time of year, it's also important to look after the health of your vehicle. 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.

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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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    Give Your Car the Love It Deserves on Valentine's Day - 02/09/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Valentine's Day is for showing our family and friends how much we love them, not just our significant others! Giving your loved ones cards, flowers, chocolates, cute teddy bears, and other gifts is a tradition of the holiday. However, there is one more "person" in your life who you may be unintentionally neglecting on Cupid's holiday, your car! It may seem silly, but your vehicle deserves some attention and affection this February and you can give your car the love it deserves this Valentine's Day with auto service and other gifts!

    Give Your Car the Love it Deserves on Valentines Day

    Floor Mats

    Throughout the winter, snow, slush, and mud cling to your boots when you enter your vehicle and wind up on the floor. To help your vehicle stay clean, we recommend purchasing a set of Weather Tech Mats for Valentines Day. These top-of-the-line mats with catch and contain all the snow and debris, keeping it from soaking into your floor's carpet. Road salt in the slush your track in can cause unsightly stains and corrode the metal floor underneath the carpet.

    Car Detailing/Car Wash

    The same slush, mud, and corrosive road salt that may accidentally get tracked into your car on your boots will also coat and damage the exterior of your vehicle and rust out the undercarriage. Regular car washes and detailing will protect your paint job and maintain the integrity of your vehicles exposed components. So, pamper your vehicle with "spa day" by getting it washed and waxed on Valentines Day!

    Oil Change

    It is critically important that you don't let your vehicle go more than 3,000–5,000 miles between oil changes. If you neglect to get new oil put into your vehicle, you run the risk of overheating your engine causing major damage by warping the internal components. Bring your vehicle into our Graff Bay City Service Department for an oil change this Valentines Day so that your car, truck, or SUV will be running at top efficiency.

    Winter Car Care

    Protect your vehicle and its internal components from the freezing temperatures and poor road conditions by completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine at Graff Bay City. This maintenance includes inspecting and replacing your tires, brakes, battery, and other components to make sure your vehicle handles well on the icy roads and doesn't break down or become disabled out in the cold. Winter Car Care is the automotive equivalent of getting your vehicle a bouquet of flowers and box of chocolates!

    Spring Care Care

    Once winter comes to an end, which thankfully isn't too far off, completing your Spring Car Care maintenance routine will be important. The toll winter has taken on your vehicle will be significant and to avoid further damage and get your vehicle back in top condition, you should bring it into our service center to get its alignment and suspension adjusted, fluids refilled, windshield wipers replaced, and much more. Get your vehicle ready to shine come springtime!

    Graff Bay City Service Coupons

    You can save big on necessary repairs or routine maintenance this season by downloading our service coupons off of our website! We've got deals on various service packages which including tire rotation, fluid refills, brake inspection, and much more. The money you save can then go to showering your real Valentine with gifts on February 14th!

    So give your car the love it deserves this Valentine's Day with routine maintenance, automotive service, or a car wash! Also, maybe you're looking to spoil your sweetheart with a new ride this Valentine's Day, browse our online inventory to see if have what you're looking for. Then, speak with our friendly sales staff to schedule a test drive to experience it in person. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle to cruise into springtime 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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    15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes - 02/07/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Valentine's Day is usually marked by flowers and boxes of store-bought chocolates, which will undoubtedly be appreciated by whoever you give them to. But this year, why not make your Valentine's Day extra special this year by making a homemade dessert. That special someone in your life will appreciate the extra effort you went to to make the holiday delicious and memorable. Read on to discover 15 homemade Valentines Day dessert recipes perfect to spoil your loved one with this year.


    Decadent Cakes

    Impress your sweetheart with a delicious cake of any kind, pink velvet, cheesecake, or molten lava. These recipes will take some patience and dedication, but once you're delving into your first delicious slice of cake with your Valentine, the effort will be worth it!

    15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes



    Need a Spoon?

    For a more simplified Valentine's Day dessert, in terms of consumption and execution, that is still as scrumptious these recipes are a perfect choice. Grab a spoonful of these pudding, trifle, and trail mix recipes to enjoy the lavish chocolate and red velvet flavors.

    15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes


    Hand-Helds Desserts

    The most satisfying desserts to indulge on are brownies, cupcakes, cookies, and other recipes you can enjoy by hand. Not only will your Valentine be excited to eat them on February 14th, but they will get so sneak extra nibbles and bites from these desserts for days after.

    15 Homemade Valentines Day Dessert Recipes


    So, make your Valentines Day extra special this year by baking any of these 15 homemade dessert recipes. Your Valentine will be thrilled with your delicious confectionary gift! This winter, we also recommend making sure your vehicle is running in top condition so that the freezing temps and harsh weather don't do significant damage to it. 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.

    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 - 02/03/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Chevrolet recently unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1. The latest model in a long line of powerful sports cars under the Corvette name, the new ZR1 is the fastest production model Corvette ever. Every inch of this spectacular new Corvette is designed for unprecedented speed and performance. Read on to learn more about this incredible automotive marvel!

    Chevrolet Unveils the New 2019 Corvette ZR1

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has an exclusive LT5 6.2L V8 supercharged engine that gives it 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. It offers seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions. If that's not enough for you, take a look at the aggressive new exterior design. The new front fascia is engineered to channel air for drivetrain cooling and propulsion, and additional aerodynamic 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. Top speed for the ZR1 is over 210 mph, in case you were curious. In fact, during testing at the Virginia International Raceway, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 set a production-car lap record on the 4.1-mile Grand Course West with a time of 2:37.25.


    So, Chevrolet has unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1, a sports car designed for exceptional performance and road-scorching speed. If you're interested in learning more about Corvette and would like to speak to a member of our friendly and informative sales staff, contact our dealership at (989) 684-4411. Or, if you're looking for a new 2018 Chevy model to drive, browse our online inventory and then schedule a test drive to experience how it runs in person and find the right vehicle to meet your needs and fit your budget!

    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 2019 Silverado 1500 and More at NAIAS - 02/02/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– This past month the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was held in Detroit with all of the foreign and domestic auto brands unveiling new production and concept vehicle models for 2018 and beyond. Chevrolet, of course, had their own display area in the Cobo Center where the NAIAS was held, with the new 2018 Colorado, Cruze, Camaro, Corvette, and Spark models on display for audiences to see. That's not all they had to offer fans of the bowtie-brand at the auto show, as Chevy formally debuted the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 to the public and had a vehicle testing virtual reality experience. Read on for our recap of what Chevrolet got up to NAIAS!

    Chevrolet Unveils the 2019 Silverado 1500 and More at NAIAS

    Unveiling the 2019 Chevy Silverado at NAIAS

    Chevrolet debuted the latest model of America's most dependable, longest-lasting pickup to the public at NAIAS, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This exceptional and well-designed pickup has improved performance and fuel economy with 8 specialized trim levels and six engine/transmission available options, including the all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel and new 5.3L and 6.2L V-8s with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management. The new 2019 Silverado is also 450 pounds lighter than previous models for improved handling and has best-in-class cargo volume in every bed length. The 2019 Silverado also promises to come complete with a suite of innovative connectivity, safety, and design features for an incredible driver and passenger experience.
    NAIAS attendees were treated to a 4-D virtual reality unlike any other thanks to Chevy. The Chevrolet Virtual Dynamics Lab used VR headsets and moving seats to simulate experiencing riding in a new 2018 model vehicle as it is put through the rigors of quality testing on gravel roads, extreme temperature labs, and rock climbs. The video simulation even included a portion where you raced around the famed Milford Proving Ground. In addition to their miles and miles of road testing, Chevy also has their sedans, trucks, and SUVs tested in simulation chambers that can create different environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, altitudes, humidity, and wind speeds. The Virtual Dynamics Lab was a fun and engaging way for the public to get a firsthand look at Chevy's commitment to high-intensity quality testing for their vehicles.

    Chevrolet Unveils the 2019 Silverado 1500 and More at NAIAS

    Chevrolet had a lot to offer those in attendance NAIAS and even unveiled the new 2019 Silverado 1500, the truck of the future! If you're interested in driving a new 2018 Chevy model this year, you can browse our model overview and online inventory to check out which stylish and advanced new sedan, truck, or SUV suits your lifestyle and fits your budget. Then, once you've found what you're looking for, schedule a test drive with our friendly sales staff at (989) 684-4411. We'll have the vehicle ready when you arrive for your appointment!

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

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    Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans - 01/28/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– GM and Chevrolet both have a long and proud history of supporting our active military members, veterans, and their families. GM currently has more than 6,000 veterans in their employment and has over 50,000 retired employees who are veterans. Both auto brands are determined to help out those who have served our country faithfully in any what that they can. Most recently, GM and Chevrolet auctioned off two  Corvette models to raise money for charitable organizations that benefit and provide support for our veterans.

    Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans

    The two vehicles included a Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe signed by President George W. Bush and a 2019 Corvette ZR1. The two Corvettes drew a combined $2.325 million in charitable donations for the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative and Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation respectively. These organizations both provide services and support for veterans and their families. Specifically, the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative works to help post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life, gain meaningful employment, and overcome the psychological toll of experiencing combat. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, through their Building for America’s Bravest program, provides mortgage-free smart homes designed to accommodate the needs of severely wounded veterans.

    Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans

    The Carbon 65 Edition, available on the Z06 3LZ trim, celebrates 65 years of Corvette history with a stylish new Ceramic Matrix Gray paint color and visible carbon fiber exterior elements, including a carbon fiber hood and rear spoiler. While the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever with 755-horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. 

    Chevrolet Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity to Benefit Veterans

    “GM and Chevrolet are proud to honor and support the brave men and women of our armed forces,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. Sales and Service. “Thanks to the generosity of two of our dealers, John Staluppi and Rick Hendrick, we will be able to offer additional support to some of our most severely wounded veterans through the Bush Center Military Service Initiative and the Siller Foundation Building for America’s Bravest effort – both extremely worthy organizations.”

    To continue their support of our military veterans, GM and Chevrolet have auctioned off two Corvettes to raise money for the Bush Center Military Service Initiative and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. If you're interested in learning about how we, at Graff Chevrolet Bay City, work to benefit our local community, visit our website to find out how Graff Gives Back! Additionally, if you're interested in getting yourself into a new 2018 Chevrolet model vehicle, browse our online inventory and schedule a test drive at our dealership with our friendly sales staff.

    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 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress - 01/26/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Not sure what dish you're going to bring to pass at your Super Bowl party this weekend? Well, you're in luck as we've compiled a list of 10 Super Bowl recipes guaranteed to impress everyone in attendance. From the savory to the sweet, we've got crowd-pleasing dishes that will sure to be everyone's favorite part of the evening, aside from the funny commercials of course. So read on to find the perfect recipe to bring, and enjoy all the football and commercials on game day!


    Cowboy Caviar

    This new recipe is quickly becoming a favorite of ours! It's fresh, light, and packed with flavor. Plus, it's very easy to make and looks as good as it is delicious!

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress


    Taco Crescent Ring

    A delicious and savory treat that's perfect for kids as well as adults! Perhaps the most underrated and under-appreciated football snack ever.

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Jalapeno Poppers

    These poppers are so good they're bound to make you miss that big play or awesome commercial because you just had to get up off the couch and go back for seconds.

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Guacamole

    Everyone loves guac! This particular recipe, however, will be the best you've ever had! When someone else inevitably brings another bowl of guacamole to the party, yours will be empty first. Trust us.

    Quick tip, put the leftover avocado pits (maybe just two) into the dip while it's refrigerating, waiting for the party, to keep it fresh and green!

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Chicken Enchilada Roll-Ups

    Yummy, cheesy, with an enchilada taste! Enjoy these little pinwheels that will also add a bit more protein and substance to your plate.

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    It's hard to top guac as our favorite dip, but this recipe comes close. The bite of hot sauce and bleu cheese mixed with the savory taste of chicken and cream cheese make for an out-of-this-world dish!

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Spinach & Artichoke Dip

    This recipe replicates the beloved taste of restaurant style spinach and artichoke dip. Likely to be the favorite dip of the ladies at your party!

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Baby Bloomin' Onions

    If you bring these cute lil onions to your Super Bowl party, they're guaranteed to be everyone's favorite appetizer. Get all the flavor of a true Bloomin' Onion in a bite-size snack with a lot less mess.

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Caramel Churro Chex Mix

    Switch it up from recipes that are salty and savory to a sweet treat! This delicious, cinnamon delight is perfect for grazing on.

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    Peanut Butter Cup Dip

    To finish up the list, we thought we'd include a dessert-type snack that will have everyone wanting more. You'll hear "No way!" and "I can't wait to try it!" when you walk in the door holding this dish.

    10 Super Bowl Recipes Guaranteed to Impress

    So enjoy the football, friends, and these Super Bowl recipes guaranteed to impress, courtesy of Graff Bay City, this Sunday. Also, please be safe when you're driving to and from your party, the winter weather can really take a toll on your vehicle and put your safety in jeopardy out on the road. So, we highly recommend preparing your vehicle for the freezing temps and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care maintenance 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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    5 Steps to Cleaning and Protecting Your Car this Winter - 01/19/2018

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Safeguarding your vehicle's exterior and interior from the winter weather in Michigan is an almost impossible task. Snow, ice, slush, and corrosive road salt take a toll on your paint job, interior carpet, and other areas, causing damage, rust, and stains to occur. So while there is no perfect way to avoid the winter other than parking your car in the garage and waiting until spring to take it back out, there are 5 steps you can take to clean and protect your car this winter!

    5 Steps to Cleaning and Protecting Your Car this Winter

    1. Clean the Interior

    The first step to protecting your vehicle from the elements this winter is to clean out the inside of your car. Remove any trash, wipe down the steering wheel and dashboard, and vacuum the seat and floor, especially the seat wells, to start your cleaning process off with a 'clean slate'. If you have a leather or vinyl interior, we recommend applying a conditioner guard to protect it from cracking or ripping, as the cold and dry winter air can pull the moisture out of the material. Ideally, the conditioner guard should be applied and allowed to dry before the freezing weather sets in or when the vehicle cabin is at a reasonably warm temperature.

    2. Lay Floor Mats Down

    Now that the floor and set wells in your vehicle are clean of salt, slush, rocks, and debris tracked in from outside, it's important to install floor mats in your car, especially underneath the driver's seat. Weather Tech Mats are the top product for catching and containing all the snow and such that clings to your boots when you enter a vehicle during the winter. It's important to not allow this snow and slush to soak into your floor carpet because the corrosive road salt in the slush will cause unsightly stains and corrode the metal floor underneath the carpet.

    3. Get Car Washes Frequently

    It is recommended that you get a car wash every two weeks during the winter, ideally on days when the temperature is 40 degrees or more, or at least above freezing.  Car washes will wash and clean your vehicle of road salt and other corrosive substances that will cause rust and paint chipping on the exterior of your vehicle.  Try to also get your car washes done during the daylight hours so that your vehicle has time to dry thoroughly in the sunlight and warmer temperatures. Also, make sure to get a car wash that cleans the undercarriage of your vehicle, an area of your car that is often forgotten but is exposed to the most amount of snow, slush, and road salt and therefore the most at risk for rusting.

    4. Apply Wax to your Vehicle's Exterior

    Wax or some kind of auto-exterior sealant is important to apply to your vehicle to safeguard its paint job this winter. Some car washes include a wax treatment otherwise you can purchase products from most auto supply or major grocery stores. Similar to a car wash, make sure you are applying the wax on a warmer day, at least above 32 degrees, and allow it to dry thoroughly in the sun.

    5. Park in the Garage

    If possible, make sure to park your vehicle in the garage every night all winter, or at least under some kind of overhang or cover.  Parking indoors will keep your vehicle protected from heavy snowfall or sleet as well as the freezing temperatures that will negatively affect your vehicle's internal components such as the battery, belts, hoses, and more.  If that's not an option, we recommend purchasing a weatherproof car cover for your vehicle to at least help shield it from the elements.

    Follow these 5 steps to clean and protect your car this winter, and have your ride looking like new come springtime. We also want you to stay safe out on the road during the winter months of 2018, so we strongly recommend completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to help protect your vehicle's internal components from being damaged or disabled by the cold weather and 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 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.

    Chevy Trucks Start 2018 Off Strong

    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.
    Chevy Trucks Start 2018 Off Strong

    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.

    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 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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