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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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    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

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    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!

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    Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City is proud to be a part of the Bay Area, Mid-Michigan, and Tri-City Area community. Being the premier auto dealership in Mid-Michigan, we are proud to serve such communities as Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Essexville, Pinconning, Coleman, Sanford, Carrollton, Frankenmuth, St. Charles, Birch Run, Zilwaukee and more! To contact one of our friendly professionals, please feel free to call (989) 684-4411 or stop by our dealership located at 3636 Wilder Road in Bay City, MI – we look forward to serving you at our dealership soon!

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    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations - 10/16/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Halloween is a fun and fantastic time to decorate your home, but rising prices on holiday decorations can make it an expensive ordeal. Why spend your hard-earned money on something that's only going to be up for a month? Craft these 7 fun DIY Halloween decorations to save money, skip the lines, and give your home the unique decor it deserves! Take a look at some of the cool and creative decorations you can make for your home below.

    1. Floating Witch Hats


    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

    Protect your home from evil spirits and give it a cool and creative effect with these DIY floating witch hats! To make your hats glow at night, add electric tea lights to them for an eerie look.

    Supplies Needed: Witch hats, string, electric tea lights, long needle

    DIY Difficulty: Easy

    2. Spider Balloons


    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

    Greet your Trick-or-Treaters by hanging a few of these creepy spider balloons from your trees! You can even hang more string from other parts of your tree to create larger and creepier "webs" with it.

    Supplies Needed: String, plastic spider, balloons, glue

    DIY Difficulty: Easy

    3. Eyeball Lights


    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

    Keep an extra eye (or two, or three, or four...) on your front porch this Halloween with a set of eyeball lights! You can create this creepy Halloween decoration with only four simple supplies!

    Supplies Needed: String lights, ping pong balls, markers, exacto knife

    DIY Difficulty: Easy

    4. Hanging Candlelit Hallway


    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

    Give your home a mystical, Harry Potter theme by creating a truly magical look with hanging candles! Add a starry tapestry to give your hanging candles the night sky effect they deserve. 

    Supplies Needed: Paper towel and toilet paper rolls, electric tea lights, wax, string, tape/glue, tapestry

    DIY Difficulty: Medium

    5. Candy Corn Centerpiece


    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

    Not all Halloween-themed decorations have to be creepy! Give your Halloween home a festive treatment with this vibrant and beautiful candy corn centerpiece. 

    Supplies Needed: Yellow, white, and orange flowers, candy corn, marshmallow ghosts

    DIY Difficulty: Easy

    6. Plastic Pumpkin Totem Pole


    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

    Making a plastic pumpkin totem pole is cheap, easy, and fun way to get in the Halloween spirit! Not only does this DIY project only take a few minutes, but you can reuse this decoration for years to come, too!

    Supplies Needed: Plastic pumpkins, black ink, damp paper towels, weight, hot glue gun, foam brush

    DIY Difficulty: Easy

    7. Potion Bottles


    7 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations

    Show off your potions, poisons, antidotes, and ingredients with these creepy containers! You can repurpose old containers for added effect, but be careful to not mix the wrong ingredients! You don't want to curse any of your guests this Halloween.

    Supplies Needed: Bottles of different shapes and sizes, corks, spices, glitter, dust, vinegar, potion labels, a touch of creativity

    DIY Difficulty: Hard

    Make your house the creepiest home of the season with these 7 fun DIY decorations! Need some more DIY inspiration? Follow our Pinterest page for recipes, projects, and everything Halloween! If fall fun is what you're looking for, we've got you covered! Check out our Fall Seasonal Guide to discover cider mills, pumpkin patches, fall recipes, and more! By now, you've probably changed into warmer clothes to prepare for the colder weather, but did you know that your vehicle also needs preparation to take on the changing temperatures? Check out our Fall Car Care guide for information on important components in your vehicle that can be affected by the changing weather and what you can do to ensure their safety this season.

    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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    New Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks Announced - 10/12/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,–– At the Texas State Fair, the new medium-duty Silverado trucks were recently announced. These powerful Class 4 and 5 trucks, which will be launched in late 2018, will be known as the Chevrolet Silverado 4500 and 5500, respectively. The new 2018 Silverado 4500 and 5500 pickups are built to tow and haul with confidence, able to carry as much as a box truck or a city delivery truck! While the 4500 and 5500 aren't available yet, you'll be able to drive one of these bold and exclusive medium-duty pickups near the end of next year. Read on to discover the 2018 Silverado's strikingly impressive new features below.

    New Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks Announced

    The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will come in Regular and Crew Cab models. Owners of the new Silverado are able to choose between 4x2 and 4x4 capabilities as well as a wide variety of GVWRs (Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings) and wheelbases. These trucks will also come equipped with optional OnStar and 4G LTE connectivity to allow you and your crew to stay safe and improve your productivity while on the road. These technologies, combined with the capabilities of the new Silverado models, will also improve the efficiency of fleet drivers around the world. 

    The 4500 and 5500 models will be powered by Duramax diesel engines and Allison transmissions, a timeless combination that has provided power to over two million trucks. Since 2001, Chevrolet and GMC trucks have used Duramax engines, accumulating over 100 billion miles of real-world experience. In the 1950s, Allison Transmission, the largest designer and developer of medium and heavy-duty transmission, has provided Chevrolet's trucks with powerful and hard-working technology that's allowed these impressive vehicles to stand out against the competition.

    “The first Chevy truck was built in 1918 for small business owners, and we have been expanding the market ever since because customers want specialized trucks that can tow and haul with confidence,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Marketing and Advertising for Chevrolet Trucks.


    “We are earning new business because we have more solutions to help businesses grow,” Schwegman said. “The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work. They will be powerful, highly maneuverable, and among the easiest trucks on the market to upfit with specialized bodies, such as dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes and more.”

    The new medium-duty Silverado trucks recently announced will provide vehicle owners with state-of-the-art towing and carrying capacity, powerful new engines, and a suite of customizable features. If you are interested in getting your hands on a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, browse our Silverado Inventory to get a closer look at pricing, features, capabilities, and more! Are you on the hunt for fall fun? Take a look at our Fall Seasonal Guide to explore new adventures in Bay County and follow our Pinterest page for everything autumn from recipes to fashion!

    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 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets - 10/11/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – According to a study conducted by the National Retail Federation, almost 20% of Americans celebrating Halloween will be dressing their pets up this year. Are you planning on taking your furry friends trick-or-treating? If so, you should give these 9 adorable costumes for your pets a try! You'll hear plenty of "aww"s no matter where you trick-or-treat with these cute and creative costumes.

    1. Pumpkin


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    Get your furry friend in the Halloween spirit this October with a pumpkin costume! This crowd-pleaser is perfect for family get-togethers, trick-or-treating, and everything Halloween!

    Best Worn By: Smaller dogs

    Where to Find It: Check on Amazon or any local pet store!

    2. Hairy Potter


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    One of the most adorable costumes of the Halloween season, discover the magic of trick-or-treating by dressing up your pet as Harry Potter!

    Best Worn By: Large dogs

    Where to Find It: Whether you're a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw, you can find a Harry Potter-themed scarf easily online!

    3. Hot Dog


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    The cutest pun of the Halloween season will make your neighbors and friends exclaim, "hot dog!" Since the straps are adjustable, you can turn any dog into a hot dog this October!

    Best Worn By: Any dog of any size!

    Where to Find It: Check around Pet Supplies Plus in Bay City or anywhere online to get your hands on this hot commodity!

    4. Beanie Baby


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    Pay tribute to the 90's trend that swept the nation with this quick and easy DIY costume for your pet! For a truly authentic look, write a little bio for your dog in the name tag. In no time, they'll look just like a classic Beanie Baby!

    Best Worn By: Any pet!

    Where to Find It: Follow this DIY guide to make your unique name tag for your pet!

    5. Pup of Joe


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    Satisfy your love for coffee (and Halloween) by transforming your dog into an adorable pup of joe! If you can't draw the Starbucks logo, print it off and glue it to your cardboard. It'll look just as good!

    Best Worn By: Small, medium, and "Venti" sized dogs!

    Where to Find It: Repurpose an old cardboard box with the Starbucks logo on it and carefully tape it together to make the "sleeve". Don't forget the coffee lid cap!

    6. Unicorn


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    Is your furry friend magical? One-of-a-kind? Prove how truly remarkable your pet is with a unicorn costume! Show off the majesty of your little buddy with a truly legendary look.

    Best Worn By: Smaller dogs

    Where to Find It: Thankfully, finding a unicorn costume is a lot easier than finding a real unicorn! Check Soldan's Pet Supplies in Bay City, or shop online to get your hands on this mythical costume.

    7. Banana


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    Want your friends and family to go bananas for your pet this year? Give your dog the fruity look it deserves with a Chiquita banana costume! If you own several dogs, turn your bananas into a bunch with this adorable look.

    Best Worn By: Dogs of any size!

    Where to Find It: Spirit Halloween will normally have them in stock. If you can't find them in person, check their online store to get it right away!

    8. Bumblebee


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    This cute costume might "bee" the best one we've seen yet! With snap button enclosures, you can easily slip this costume on your cat without much trouble. 

    Best Worn By: Cats of all sizes

    Where to Find It: You can purchase it online at Meowington, or you can stop by Halloween City in Saginaw to get it in person!

    9. Shark Attack


    9 Adorable Costumes for Your Pets

    There is definitely 'some-fin' extra adorable about this costume! This land shark costume is perfect for aquatic themed Halloween festivities, trick-or-treating, or even trips to the waterside!

    Best Worn By: Medium sized dogs

    Where to Find It: Amazon has several shark attack costumes in stock, but you can also head out to Party City to get a look at this cool costume in person!

    Give your fuzzy companions the fashionable and stylish look they deserve this Halloween with one of these 9 adorable costumes for your pets! If you're planning on taking your pet for an adventure this fall, take a look at our Fall Seasonal Guide to discover fun pet-friendly locations in the Bay City area this October! While you're at it, make sure your vehicle is ready to take on the changing temperatures with our Fall Car Care guide. You'll be thankful when the snow starts to fall, as your vehicle's important components will be able to take on the cold weather this upcoming winter!

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


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    Make the Most of Autumn with the Graff Bay City Seasonal Guide - 10/09/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,––The fall season is upon us, and hopefully soon the weather as well! Even though the weather has been a little strange for this time of year, all things fall are happening around us in the Bay City area and it's time to get out there and enjoy. We want to help you make the most of autumn with our brand new Graff Bay City Seasonal Guide.

    Make the Most of Autumn with the Graff Bay City Seasonal Guide


    By checking out our Fall Guide for the Bay City area on our website, you'll be able to find information on:

    • The best orchards & cider mills in the area
    • Our favorite Chevy vehicles to drive this season
    • Creative pumpkin decor ideas
    • Seasonal recipes you should try
    • & Fall car care tips! 


    We hope you take advantage of our seasonal guide and make the most of autumn in the Bay City area. If you're interested in a new Chevy, check out our entire lot of inventory online before coming into the dealership and let us know which vehicle you'd like to take for a test drive! If you just need a quick oil change this fall, check out pricing on our Service Menu and visit us at our Service Center or at our Quick Lube location. 

    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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    Graff Gives Back to The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness this October - 10/03/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,––Halloween and fall activities, food, and decor are in full swing now that it's October, but there's something much more important on the table. October is also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Graff Bay City is here to help give back. We're all about raising money for local organizations that do wonderful things in our community and hope you'll join us in doing so as Graff Gives Back to The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness this October

    Graff Gives Back to The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness this October

    The Pink Fund is a public charity organization that provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients to help meet basic needs, and decrease stress levels. This allows the patients to focus on healing and keeping hope. The Pink Fund receives applications from over 100 breast cancer patients per month.


    How can you help give back to The Pink Fund?


    • Get your auto services done at Graff Bay City 
    • Purchase a new Chevrolet at Graff Bay City 
    • Stop by Graff Bay City and feed our pink polka dot piggy banks 

    You can be confident about doing business at Graff Bay City knowing that a portion of your service cost or vehicle purchase will go to a great organization! Make sure to schedule your next oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, or any other auto service online. If you're interested in a new Chevrolet, shop our selection online or stop by our dealership on Wilder Road in Bay City for a test drive. 

    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 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs - 10/02/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Who says you have to carve pumpkins this Halloween? Give your pumpkins the fun and festive treatment they deserve with these 7 creative non-carved pumpkin designs. Not only will you eliminate the mess of Jack-O-Lantern carving, but your pumpkins will stand out through all of October and won't rot nearly as fast as they normally would! Plus, these pumpkin designs are ideal for crafting with young children so that they can participate without the risk of being around any sharp knives or cutting tools. Give these creative designs a try this Halloween season!

    1. Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin


    7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

    No matter what your favorite flavor of ice cream is, this fun twist on a typical pumpkin is a creative way to show off your artistic ability this year! 

    Materials Needed: 1-2 small pumpkins, construction paper, craft paint, cardboard, Sharpie

    Difficulty: Easy

    2. String Art Moon Pumpkin


    7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

    For a truly authentic Halloween-themed decoration, this string art moon pumpkin is full of the spooky spirit you know and love in October!

    Materials Needed: Black Craft Pumpkin, acrylic craft paint, glue sticks, light effects floss

    Difficulty: Easy

    3. Chalk Paint Pumpkin


    7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

    Not everything has to be painted the old-fashioned way! This cool and creative pumpkin design is brought to life with chalk paint to create a fun and eye-catching look.

    Materials Needed: Decor paint, decor blossom stencil, decor brush, clear wax

    Difficulty: Medium

    4. Candy Corn Pumpkin


    7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

    If you're a fan of candy corn, you'll definitely want to make these cute and fun pumpkins! They only take a few minutes and will perfectly compliment the rest of your Halloween decorations!

    Materials Needed: Pumpkins, tape, white spray paint, yellow spray paint

    Difficulty: Easy

    5. Galaxy Jack-O-Lantern


    7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

    Want to craft a truly out-of-this-world decoration? This galaxy-patterned Jack-O-Lantern is sure to impress your friends, family, and trick-or-treaters this October with its stellar design!

    Materials Needed: Black pumpkin (painted or fake), multicolored craft paint, Christmas lights, power drill with various sized bits

    Difficulty: Hard

    6. Spiderweb Pumpkin


    7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

    Going for a spooky look this year? Spiderweb pumpkins are creative, fun, and only take a few minutes to craft!

    Materials Needed: Patterning tape, pumpkin, foam pouncer, craft paint

    Difficulty: Medium

    7. Chevron Pumpkin


    7 Creative Non-Carved Pumpkin Designs

    Want to make an easy and enjoyable pumpkin design? Make everyone's favorite Halloween decoration stand out with a stylish chevron pattern!

    Materials Needed: Tape, spray paint

    Difficulty: Easy

    Avoid the potential of rotten pumpkins before Halloween actually rolls around this year with these 7 creative non-carved pumpkin designs! You'll have the most unique pumpkins on the block that will be sure to impress trick-or-treaters! While you're out and about getting supplies for your pumpkin crafting, use our Fall Car Care guide to check up on your vehicle's important components. You'll be thankful you did when the snow starts to fall! If you have a busy day ahead of you but need your vehicle serviced, use our Graff Xpress Service to get your vehicle taken care of right away! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about your vehicle's important components, check up on our Service FAQ for more information!

    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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    The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City - 09/27/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Autumn isn't complete without some good old-fashioned fall fun! Check a few items off your fall bucket list by visiting the best hayrides and pumpkin patches near Bay City this year! Bring the whole family along to pick fresh pumpkins for the Halloween season, and top the day off with a fun-filled scenic hayride for an unforgettable fall experience. Plus, a lot of farms and pumpkin patches have corn mazes, inflatable obstacle courses, and other exciting activities! Read on to discover what each of these fall destinations has to offer this season!

    Johnson's Giant Pumpkins


    The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

    You can always find something going on at Johnson's Giant Pumpkins from classic car shows to exotic animal petting zoos. Check up on their events calendar to see what's going on for the month, then explore the pumpkin patch to find your next Jack-o-Lantern! If you're feeling hungry after a long day of activities, you can top off the day with a hand-dipped caramel apple or snack on their wide variety of concessions

    The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

    Want to enjoy the fun of the fall without having to deal with a long drive? The Tiny Apple Store, located in Bay City, is chock full of seasonal goodies! Choose from 147 different flavors of ice cream, take a bite of a warm doughnut, and enjoy the changing colors of the autumn on a hayride! Their Facebook page is regularly updated with events, specials, and more! You won't want to miss out on any of the surprises they have in store this season!

    Grandma's Pumpkin Patch


    The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

    Head out to Midland, Michigan this year for a fun pumpkin patch experience! At Grandma's Pumpkin Patch, you can pick your own pumpkin and enjoy an entire day full of events this fall. Every year, a different corn maze pattern is chosen to challenge newcomers. Think you're up for the challenge? Head down to Grandma's Pumpkin Patch, pick out a pumpkin, and enter the corn maze!

    Leaman's Green Applebarn


    The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

    Voted Mid-Michigan's Best Apple Orchard, Leaman's Green Applebarn is sure to impress you and your whole family with fall fun and plenty of activities! Admission to the Applebarn gets you access to a scavenger hunt, playground, putt putt golf, and a free hayride! Plus, if you're feeling hungry, you can stop by the market to snack on some freshly baked goods. Try Leaman's famous apple cider slushie when you visit - you won't regret it! 

    Berry Creek Farms


    The Best Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Near Bay City

    Looking for a local, relaxing farm atmosphere? Berry Creek Farms in Bay City is a quaint getaway from the hustle and bustle of the normal world. Every fall, you and your family can board the Berry Creek Express Train for a fun-filled hayride to the haunted corn maze! If you're feeling especially bold, you can even explore the haunted greenhouse for a spooky experience you won't soon forget. Want to pick pumpkins? Make sure to call in advance to see if they're in stock, then head over to Berry Creek Farms to pick your next Jack-O-Lantern out for Halloween!

    Fill your fall season with family fun this autumn! Visit the best hayrides and pumpkin patches near Bay City to enjoy the best the Bay Area has to offer. While you're out and about picking pumpkins and taking in the beautiful autumn weather on a hayride, prepare your vehicle for the changing temperatures by keeping up on your Fall Car Care. Do you know how to change your oil and check your tires' tread? If not, take a look at our Routine Maintenance FAQ to learn how to maintain important parts of your vehicle and how to spot damages to those components.

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

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    How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires - 09/26/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – According to a study conducted by NBC News, almost 60% of Americans don't know how to change their vehicle's tires. Instead, many rely on roadside assistance for a quick and easy solution in the event of a flat tire. Knowing how to change your vehicle's tires is a necessary skill that all drivers should be able to do. While it is easy to rely on roadside assistance for help, there's always a chance that you may get a flat tire in an area with no cell phone reception, leaving you on your own. Luckily, changing your vehicle's tire is a quick and easy process to learn. Follow these guidelines if you wind up with a flat tire while you're out on the road.

    What You'll Need to Fix a Flat


    How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires


    • Spare Tire
    • Lug Wrench
    • Jack
    • Vehicle Owner's Manual

    In order to change a tire, you'll need all of these items to safely and effectively replace your flat. All of the items listed should come with your vehicle and, besides your vehicle owner's manual, are typically located in your trunk. If you can't find these items, or if your car didn't come with any of the items listed above, you should purchase new ones right away.

    How to Change a Flat Tire


    How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires

    1. Find a Safe Place to Park: If you notice you have a flat tire, slowly reduce your speed and look for a safe and level place to park. Turn on your hazard lights, pull over into the safe area away from traffic, and apply your parking brake.
    2. Remove Your Hubcap: If your vehicle has hubcaps that cover the lug nuts on the wheel, you'll want to get it removed before you can get to work on your tire. Use the flat end of your lug wrench (the "L"-shaped tool in your tire changing kit) to pry your hubcap off. If you aren't sure how to remove your hubcap, consult your vehicle owner's manual.
    3. Loosen the Lug Nuts: Using the other end of the lug wrench, unscrew the lug nuts on your vehicle's tire (there should be six of them) until they're loose. Do not completely remove the lug nuts just yet though. Also, if you're having trouble loosening the lug nuts, use your foot or the weight of your body against the lug wrench if you need to.
    4. Position Your Jack Under Your Vehicle: Look under your car for a clear area of exposed metal or a groove in your vehicle's frame near the flat tire where you can place your jack. If you aren't sure where to look, consult your vehicle owner's manual to find the specific location to place your tire jack.
    5. Raise Your Vehicle With the Jack: Carefully crank the lever on your vehicle's jack to raise your vehicle until it's at least six inches above the ground. While your vehicle is raised, it is extremely important to make sure you don't put any part of your body underneath it.
    6. Unscrew the Lug Nuts: Now that your vehicle is raised, it's time to finish unscrewing your lug nuts. You should be able to do it by hand after loosening them up in step 3. Once removed, keep the lug nuts in a nearby location so you can have them on hand when you put the new tire on.
    7. Remove Your Flat Tire: Grab your tire by the treads and carefully remove it until it's free from your vehicle. Make sure to lay it flat so it doesn't roll away.
    8. Mount Your Spare Tire: Now, take your spare tire and line up the lug nut holes in the rim so that they align with the lug bolts (the metal bolts where you removed the lug nuts). Gently push your spare tire in until the lug bolts are visible through the rim of your tire.
    9. Tighten the Lug Nuts: Put your lug nuts back on the lug bolts and tighten them by hand. Tighten them as much as you can.
    10. Lower Your Vehicle: Slowly and carefully lower your vehicle on the jack so that it's on a level plane again. After this, you'll want to tighten the lug nuts one more time with your lug wrench for good measure.
    11. Replace Your Hubcap: Your hubcap should fit in perfectly back on your spare but if it doesn't, keep it with your flat tire after you put everything away.
    12. Put Away Your Equipment: Put your flat tire, lug wrench, and jack in your vehicle's trunk. Double check that you have everything and pat yourself on the back! You've changed your flat tire!

    How to Change Your Vehicle's Tires

    Your vehicle's spare tire isn't built to handle high speeds or long drives, so make sure you drive carefully to the nearest auto service technician. If you need to have your tire fixed or replaced, do not hesitate to call us or schedule an appointment for service. We'll get your flat tire looked at, fixed, or replaced as soon as possible! Now that you know how to change your vehicle's tires, you'll be prepared if you end up stuck on the road with a flat. If you happen to get a flat tire or need service performed on your vehicle, take a look at our service menu to find out what we can do for you! At Graff Bay City, we're glad to assist you with any tire care or routine maintenance you may require. Let us know how we can help!

    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 Sedan Comparison - 09/22/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – Torn between the Chevy Cruze and Chevy Malibu? Not sure which vehicle is right for you? We're here to help! Our Chevy sedan comparison will compare the features and benefits of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu so you won't have to search around the Internet for information! While each vehicle has their own individual strengths, at the end of the day, your choice is a matter of personal preference and needs. Read on to discover information on fuel economy, trim levels, cargo space, and more!

    Chevy Sedan Comparison

    2017 Chevrolet Cruze


    Chevy Sedan Comparison

    The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, a sleek, stylish sedan, which offers drivers a fun, sporty experience behind the wheel! With a fuel economy of 30 MPG city/40 MPG highway in a 13.7-gallon tank, the Cruze's 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is built to maximize fuel efficiency. Plus, you and your passengers can enjoy a spacious ride with plenty of cargo space (47.2 square feet with the rear seat down) if need be. Whether you prefer comfortable seating in a compact sedan or fuel efficiency, the Chevrolet Cruze has the capabilities to 'Find New Roads' with ease!

    The new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is available in sedan and hatchback models. In the hatchback models, you'll be able to hold more cargo without losing any of the cutting-edge design the Cruze is renowned for. Additionally, the Cruze carries a suite of standard features that set it apart from the average vehicle. With wireless chargers, power-adjusting front seats, a two-tone color design, and a push start button, the 2017 Cruze raises the standard of the average sedan. Interested in getting a closer look at the Cruze? Download the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze vehicle brochure to view trim levels, specifications, and much more!

    2017 Chevrolet Malibu


    Chevy Sedan Comparison

    Take on the road with the new 2017 Chevrolet Malibu! You can choose from a trio of available engine choices, from the standard 36 mpg-highway EcoTec engine to a 49 mpg highway Hybrid engine. Plus, its stop-start system, which temporarily turns your vehicle off when you come to a complete stop, maximizes your fuel efficiency during city driving! Additionally, the Malibu's impressive engine delivers 250 horsepower. Whether you're commuting to work or heading out on a vacation, you can enjoy powerful, fuel-efficient driving with the new 2017 Chevy Malibu!

    Available in five different trim levels, eight interior packages, and nine different colors, the 2017 Chevy Malibu is exceptionally customizeable. You can choose from a variety of unique features, including Keyless Open and Start technology, an updated premium sound system, sleek leather lining packages, and much more! Is safety a concern for you? You'll be happy to know that this year, the 2017 Malibu earned the Insurance Institute's Top Safety Pick Plus Award for its premier safety features, standard on each model. Want to get a closer look at the 2017 Chevy Malibu? Download the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu vehicle brochure for additional information on features, engine options, and much more!

    Chevy Sedan Comparison

    We hope our Chevy sedan comparison has helped you to make your decision! The Malibu and Cruze are both known for their fuel economy, safety, and quality, but it's up to you to choose the vehicle that best fits your needs! Learn more about the Cruze and the Malibu by browsing our Chevrolet Model Overview pages to find information on reviews, pricing, standard features, and more. While you're at it, check out our GM discount programs to see if you qualify for any of our exclusive discounts on new vehicle purchases! Have any questions or want to take one of these capable sedans out for a test drive? Contact us and let us know right away and we'll gladly set up a test drive or answer your questions right away!

    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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    Caring For Your Car This Fall - 09/20/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. – It's time for bonfires, sweatshirts, cider, hayrides, and football! This fall season in Michigan is bound to be full of fun, excitement, and unforgettable memories with friends and family. However, we all know how unpredictable Michigan weather can be! At Graff Bay City, we want to make sure that you're prepared for any changes in weather so that you can get back to enjoying all the fun fall has to offer. Caring for your car this fall is easy and can make a huge difference when the winter weather hits Michigan. Important components such as your windshield, belts and hoses, heating and ventilation system, emergency kit, and weather strips can keep you warm, safe, and secure when the temperatures begin to drop. Read on to learn the importance of each component and how to know when they need to be looked at or replaced.

    Caring For Your Car This Fall

    Windshield Care


    Caring For Your Car This Fall

    Your vehicle's windshield is one of the most important safety components in your vehicle. Not only does it protect you from outside elements like wind, debris, and precipitation, but it also helps to keep your vehicle's structural integrity intact in the event of a collision or rollover. Read up on our Windshield Care page to find out why chips and cracks in your windshield should be repaired right away and how to keep your windshield in good condition this fall season.

    Belts & Hoses


    Caring For Your Car This Fall

    Without belts and hoses, your vehicle's engine wouldn't be able to run at all! Learn about the importance of your belts and hoses, how to know when they need replacing, and how to inspect them to make sure they are working properly on our Belts & Hoses page. If you need to have your belts inspected or replaced, schedule an appointment with us right away! We can have them looked at and fixed in no time!

    Heating & Ventilation System


    Caring For Your Car This Fall

    Once the temperature drops in Michigan, your heating and ventilation system can make the difference between you and a cold drive to work in the morning. Eventually, though, it will become a real safety concern to have a working heating system when the freezing Winter weather comes. Also, you'll need heat for your defroster as well to help clear your windshield off. Read our Heating & Ventilation System Maintenance page to find out how your heating system works, what you can do to keep it running well, and what to do if you discover a problem. 

    Emergency Kit


    Caring For Your Car This Fall

    It never hurts to be prepared for any situation, especially while on the road. You never know when an accident or emergency situation can occur, which is why keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can make all the difference. Check our Emergency Kit page to find a list of essential items you should keep in your emergency kit year-round and important items to keep during the snowy season. Need help putting together an emergency kit? Let us know! We're happy to provide suggestions of what to include in your kit.

    Weather Stripping


    Caring For Your Car This Fall

    Your vehicle's weather strips (the black rubber strips on the edges of your windshield, door, and windows) protect you and your passengers from outside weather. Weather strips prevent dirt, water, and other weather hazards from entering your vehicle, keeping you and your passengers clean and dry! Our Weather Stripping page is full of information on where your weather strips are located, when they need to be looked at, and how to find out whether or not your weather strips need to be replaced.

    Caring for your car this fall only takes a few minutes and can make all the difference once the cold weather sets in! With our Fall Car Care guide, you'll be prepared to take on the snowy months with new and quality components in your vehicle. At Graff Bay City, we're more than happy to provide assistance with your Fall Car Care this season. Take a look at our Service FAQ page for details on routine maintenance, and if you have any questions or are curious about the components of your vehicle, make sure to give us a call! We're more than happy to help with anything you may need!

    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 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family - 09/13/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Apple cider, pumpkin patches, hayrides, bonfires, and caramel apples. What do these things all have in common? They're some of the best parts about the fall season! With the temperatures dropping and the colors changing, we've put together the 5 fun fall activities for the whole family you won't want to miss this season. From cider mills to caramel apples, make unforgettable memories with your family this fall!

    Try the Gourmet Apple Cart


    5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

    For a limited time in Bay City, the City market will host the Gourmet Apple Cart on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall! The Gourmet Apple Cart, started in Flint, is renowned for their wide variety of unique candied apple flavors. People from around the Mitten gather to enjoy pistachio, Twix, and even s'more candied apples at the Flint Farmer's Market. The Gourmet Apple Cart is only in Bay City for a limited time, so get your hands on a Gourmet Apple from the City Market before it's too late!

    Head Out to Uncle John's Cider Mill


    5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

    Grab a doughnut, sip on a glass of cider, and enjoy a full cider mill experience at Uncle John's this year! During the fall season, you can purchase wristband packages that give you and your family full access to wagon rides, corn mazes, and much more! You can fire fruit from the Apple Cannon, catch a hayride, and play in the Kid's Corral this fall season. The best part is, Uncle John's is open 7 days a week from 9-8! Check up on their events calendar for detailed lists of seasonal specials and events that occur every week.

    Explore a Haunted Shipwreck


    5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

    During the fall season, the USS Edson becomes a haunted house! Michigan Haunted Houses calls the "Edson Incident" a not-so-scary haunted house, but visitors have to be at least 10 and up in order to enter. Explore five levels of terror in an abandoned Vietnam-era US Navy Destroyer, encountering scarier creatures as you make your way through the USS Edson. Find out for yourself what the Edson Incident has in store for you by exploring the haunted shipwreck this fall! 

    Pick a Pumpkin at Warmbier Farms


    5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

    Fall fun isn't complete without pumpkin picking! At Warmbier Farms, you can find pumpkins of any shape, size, and color in a huge, 12,000 square foot showroom! You can find flowers, statues, boutique jewelry, seasonal decor, and much more as well in their walk-in store in Auburn, Michigan. Warmbier's Fall Festivals in September and October feature discounts on mums, pumpkins, corn, and other fall produce. Stop by this fall season to find the perfect pumpkin to carve up this Halloween!

    Try a Doughnut from Cops & Doughnuts


    5 Fun Fall Activities For the Whole Family

    Every fall, the Cops and Doughnuts "precinct" in Bay City offers seasonal treats and delights for all of their customers to enjoy. Grab a cup of warm cider, give their "chief cake doughnut" a try, and stop by their Bay City precinct to check out their wide selection of doughnuts, cookies, breads, and cakes! Open 7 days a week from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Sutherland Precinct of Cops and Doughnuts in Bay City!

    This fall, discover the best Bay City has to offer with these 5 fun fall activities for the whole family! If you are interested in applying for an auto loan, fill out our credit application form to get pre-approved. We are here to help you obtain the best interest rate you can on an auto loan! Worried about the price of a vehicle? You may be eligible to receive an exclusive discount! Take a look at our GM Discount Programs to find out if you qualify, and make sure to contact us if you have any questions!

    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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    Know When to Get an Oil Change - 09/11/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Your vehicle is very similar to the human body in that it requires a lot of working parts in order to run. Thinking of it in this way will help you to properly care for its individual components. If your vehicle's engine is its "heart", its motor oil serves as the "blood", allowing components to work efficiently and smoothly. However, your vehicle's specific components will require replacement over time. If you know when to get your oil changed, you can keep your vehicle's "heart" running for years to come. Read on to learn how to check your oil, when you'll need to get it changed, and more!

    When should I get my oil changed?


    Know When to Get an Oil Change

    Oil change intervals can differ between vehicles. Older vehicles may require an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles, while newer vehicles may need it every 5,000-8,000 miles. Depending on the type of oil your vehicle takes, these numbers can differ. If you aren't sure when your oil needs to be changed or the type of oil your vehicle uses, consult your owner's manual. You can use it as a service log to keep track of routine maintenance so you'll know when you need to schedule future oil changes!

    How do I check my oil?


    Know When to Get an Oil Change

    Before you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, you can check it at home with a few easy steps! Checking your oil is an important skill all vehicle owners should know. It will help you determine when you should schedule service and can help if you forgot when you last received an oil change. Follow these steps to check your oil at home:

    1. After turning off your vehicle and allowing your engine to cool down, pop your vehicle's hood.
    2. Look for your engine's dipstick. It should be a yellow lever similar to the one in the image above.
    3. Pull the dipstick out of your engine and wipe it on a cloth, removing any excess oil.
    4. Reinsert the dipstick into your engine, removing it again.
    5. Your dipstick will have "full" and "empty" labels on it. If your oil level is below the "empty" label, it's time for an oil change! 

    What are the signs that I need my oil changed?


    Know When to Get an Oil Change

    Consequently, there are also several signs that your vehicle can give you if you need an oil change. If you notice any of these indicators, bring your vehicle in for an oil change right away! Pay attention to these signs while you drive to find out whether or not you need an oil change:

    • Your Engine Oil Looks Dark: When you first get your oil changed, it will be a honey brown color. After a while, it will darken, but if you check your oil and it looks black and grimy, it's time to schedule an appointment for service.
    • Your Engine Is Running Louder Than Usual: If you have low oil levels, your engine can begin to make unusual noises and can run louder than normal. If you notice this or your engine's heat starts to increase, get your oil changed right away!
    • Your Check Engine Light Stays On: Newer vehicles usually provide notification to their drivers if their vehicle needs an oil replacement. However, older vehicles notify their drivers through the Check Engine light. Schedule an appointment right away when your Check Engine light illuminates!
    • You Find Particles In Your Oil: The next time you check your oil, wear latex gloves and rub the oil between your finger and thumb. If you feel any metal flakes, grit, or other particles, something could be severely wrong with your engine. Bring it in as soon as possible!

    What happens if I don't change my oil?


    Know When to Get an Oil Change

    Ignoring your vehicle's need to change oil can lead to serious consequences. Your engine's oil works to keep its components running smoothly, allowing it to run without any issue. Without it these parts can rub against one another, causing friction and increasing your engine's heat. If your engine's heat increases, several important components in your engine can become damaged or warped. This can lead to extremely costly repairs and can potentially ruin your engine. Don't forget to regularly check your oil and replace it when needed!

    How much does an oil change cost?


    Know When to Get an Oil Change

    Depending on the make, model, and type of oil your vehicle requires, costs can vary anywhere between $20-55. Some larger vehicles require more oil, and vehicles that require synthetic oil can affect the cost, as well. Call us today for a free estimate and make sure to check out our coupons to save some extra cash on your next oil change! 

    Routine maintenance is a significant part of vehicle ownership. In order to protect your investment and make sure that your vehicle enjoys a long and productive life, knowing when to get an oil change can make a huge difference in your vehicle's future. Save big on your next oil change by using our maintenance coupons. You'll be able to find discounts on oil changes, tire service, battery replacements, and much more! You can set up your next service appointment without leaving your couch by scheduling it online or calling us at (989) 684-4411. Let us know if you have any questions or if you need anything looked at and we can help you as soon as possible!

    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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    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Now Available Nationwide - 09/06/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Clocking in at an impressive EPA-estimated 238 miles of electric range, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV aims to impress. Over the course of the year, the Bolt EV has obtained the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2017 North American Car of the Year, the 2017 Green Car of the Year, and the IIHS Top Safety Pick, raising the standard of electric vehicles across the country. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now available nationwide and has received nearly 40 independent awards, making it the most awarded electric vehicle of the year. Stop by Graff Bay City to get a closer look at this exclusive vehicle today!

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Now Available Nationwide

    The 2017 Bolt EV backs up its award-winning capabilities with a variety of versatile features. Its powerful engine can go from 0-60 MPH in less than 6.5 seconds, with 266 lb.-ft of torque to match its impressive electric range. The Bolt EV can also carry up to 56.6 cubic feet of cargo, providing drivers with the carrying capacity of a crossover and the efficiency of an electric vehicle. Other standard features on the 2017 Bolt EV include electronic precision shift, 10.2-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, and an 8 year/100,000-mile battery and propulsion system limited warranty.

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Now Available Nationwide

    "Current owners are praising the all-electric small crossover’s impressive range, affordability and roominess. “It’s been everything I had hoped!” said Brian Ro of Columbia, Maryland, who was among the first Bolt EV owners. “The CUV-styling fits my family of four just fine, and the EV performance and 200-plus mile range simply can’t be beat at this price point.”

    Owner Maria Mraz of San Francisco, California, adds, “Everyone who rides in it just loves it. It’s very modern-feeling and so easy to drive … I’m very happy with my Bolt EV.”" - Chevrolet


    Available in both standard and Premier models, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now available nationwide. Experience a modern, cost-efficient, and versatile take on the electric vehicle with the new Bolt EV today! Take a look at our Bolt EV inventory to discover what we have in stock or contact us if you know exactly what you're looking for. Our Sales Team will be happy help you get behind the wheel of the 2017 Bolt EV that'll suit your needs! Looking to save some money with your purchase? Make sure to browse our coupons to find discounts that you can use to your advantage, and take a look at our GM Discount Programs to find out if you're eligible for a reduced price on 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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    Eye-Catching Outfits to Own this Fall Season - 09/05/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– Michigan weather sure is unpredictable. Going out on a fall day requires you to prepare for both warm and cold weather. Because of this, choosing the perfect outfit can be a bit of a hassle. Instead of trying to accommodate to the weather, try these eye-catching outfits to own this fall season. Choose an outfit perfect for a day the cider mill, a night out with your friends, or an evening curled up by the fireplace with your family. Discover your perfect fall style this year and make this season the most stylish one yet!

    Men: Sweater + Olive Jeans



    Pair a gray sweater with olive jeans and a gingham-plaid shirt for a stylish look that's bound to stand out this season. Top it off with a watch to create a formal, but casual look that's ideal for the office, a get-together with friends, or even a date with your significant other!

    Women: Sweater + Flannel



    For a great way to stand out this fall season, try a sweater and flannel combination. It'll be sure to impress, no matter what you're doing. Combine bright and dark colors to create a comfortable, yet fashionable look. 

    Men: Jacket + Hoodie



    Need a casual look that'll last through the colder months? This jacket and hoodie pairing is a great transitional look that works hand in hand with a solid pair of boots. Whether you're going for a more comfortable look or are preparing for the temperatures to drop, this outfit is a must-have this season.

    Women: Cardigan + Boots



    This cozy outfit is perfect for campfires, get-togethers, and everything in between! Pair your favorite cardigan with a clean pair of boots for a casual look that'll keep you warm through the fall season. You can use dark colored jeans and a darker colored shirt for a great color combination, too!

    Men: Flannel + Jacket



    For a great street look that just can't be beat, combine a white shirt, unbuttoned flannel, and jacket with cuffed jeans and a pair of Oxfords. Add a handbag, watch, and sunglasses to get the perfect fall outfit for any day of the week.

    Women: Dress + Scarf



    Perfect for adventures to the cider mill, this fall look is comfy, cozy, and classy all at the same time! If you're going out on a chilly day, match your scarf with leg warmers to look and feel great no matter the weather. You can't beat this cute and comfortable look!

    Men: Elbow Patch Sweater + Cuffed Jeans



    Another great business casual style that's sure to help you stand out at the workplace, this elbow patched sweater and cuffed jean combination can create the exact look you're going for with ease. Combine it with a pair of leather shoes and you'll be set this fall!

    Women: Flannel + Jacket



    Keep warm when the weather gets cold with this standout combination. If you're going out in especially cold weather, you can wear a white sweater underneath your outfit to match your color combination. Plus, grey booties work perfectly with any style you choose!

    Whether you're going for a casual look, formal fashion, or anywhere in between, these eye-catching outfits to own this fall season are sure to stand out no matter what you have planned this year. Follow our Pinterest page for more fashion tips, outfit inspirations, and other fall-themed boards to get you prepared for the season! Make sure your vehicle is ready for the busy fall season by utilizing our fall car care tips. If your vehicle needs any service or maintenance performed, make sure to schedule service with us at Graff Bay City to get your vehicle up to speed in a timely fashion!

    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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    Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure - 08/31/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich. –– With a new interior and exterior, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is here to impress. Explore the downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox brochure today to discover the newest features this SUV has to offer, from new safety features to multiple engine options. The 2018 Equinox Brochure features photos, specifications, vehicle details, and more to help you get a better understanding of what this newly revamped SUV carries. Whether you're commuting to work with a crew or taking a family out for a drive, make sure the 2018 Chevy Equinox is right for you by viewing the vehicle brochure today!

    Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure

    Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure

    The new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is equipped with a windswept-inspired exterior, cutting-edge safety features, and up to 63.5 cubic feet of cargo space! The 2018 Equinox carries a suite of modern features, such as hidden trunk storage, rear-seat ventilation controls, a hands-free liftgate, and much more! New Equinox owners can select between 12 exterior colors, 6 interior fabrics, 4 trim levels, and 2 different wheel styles for maximum customization. You can also enjoy a variety of Special Edition packages available for the 2018 Chevy Equinox, including the Redline and Midnight packages. Take a look at what else the Equinox is capable of by downloading its brochure for more details.

    Downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Brochure

    For a bold and stylish experience both on and off the road, give the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox a test drive today! After learning about the features and accents on the downloadable 2018 Chevrolet Equinox brochure, find out more information on our Equinox Model Overview page. You'll be able to discover pricing, reviews, inventory, trims, and more. When you're ready to look at what options are available, browse our Equinox Inventory to see what we have in stock. Can't find what you're looking for? Give us a call at (989) 684-4411 to let us know what type of 2018 Chevy Equinox you'd like. Our knowledgable Sales Staff will get you set up with the Equinox of your dreams in no time!

    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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    Labor Day Desserts You Need to Try - 08/31/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,–– Nothing beats an extra day of vacation, right? Labor Day is here, and to celebrate the accomplishments of American workers, everyone gets to celebrate the first Monday of September with their families. Unfortunately, Labor Day celebrations means that summer is coming to an end. Enjoy every second of the sunny weather while you can and give these Labor Day desserts you need to try a taste at your next cookout, dinner, or family gathering! Treat your taste buds with timeless classics and new recipes this Labor Day weekend!

    Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes



    Whatever day of the week it is, these strawberry shortcake sundaes are a must-try this season. This simple recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare and serves up to 6 people! This tasty treat pairs perfectly with warm weather and cookout food.

    S'mores Cupcakes



    Just because the summer is ending doesn't mean that s'more season has to end! Satisfy your campfire cravings with this unique twist on a great summer treat. This recipe serves up to 24 people. It's a great dessert to bring along to potlucks, family gatherings, and get-togethers!

    Red, White, & Blue Bark



    Ever wonder what freedom tastes like? After taking a bite of red, white, & blue bark, you'll never wonder again. The recipe only calls for six ingredients and serves up to eight people, so you'll be able to spread the freedom around the family with this melting pot of sweetness!

    Blackberry Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting



    If you're looking to make a brunch dessert that stands out for flavor and appearance, blackberry cake is your answer. This unusual take on a classic cake recipe combines the sweetness of blackberries with the tangy flavor of cream cheese, making one mouth-watering masterpiece.

    American Pie



    With flavor as bold as the iconic stars and stripes, show off your American pride with a great blend of strawberries and blueberries, topped off with an unbeatable design. Make your dessert the centerpiece of the get-together with an incredible American Pie.

    Banana Split Lasagna



    Combining the classic taste of a banana split with the size and shape of lasagna, banana split lasagna is bound to be one of the most surprising additions to the cookout this year! The best part is, this lasagna is no-bake, so you won't have to worry about an oven!

    Banana Cream Pie in a Jar



    Enjoy everything you love about banana cream pie in the portability of a jar! This easy-to-make dessert requires 5 ingredients and only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Take a spoon along for a quick on-the-go treat while you run errands!

    Whether you're relaxing on the beach, catching up with the family at a cookout, or enjoying the company of your best friends, these Labor Day desserts you need to try will be the highlight of your Labor Day weekend. If you're planning to fire up the grill, give these mouthwatering cookout recipes a shot to prove you're the king or queen of the grill. Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our family friendly Labor Day activities to find an event everyone can enjoy this holiday season, and if you need any maintenance done on your vehicle, utilize our coupons for affordable, quick, and efficient service at our 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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    How to Child Proof Your Car - 08/23/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,–– Picture this: you finally finish cleaning your vehicle. After all the detailing, vacuuming, and cleaning, it looks good as new. Suddenly, disaster strikes. Your children set foot in your vehicle, snacks in hand. Before you know it, your pristine backseat reverts to a messy shell of its former self. Avoid a potential tragedy by knowing how to child proof your car. From simple backseat organization tips to interior vehicle protection, protect your vehicle from even the stickiest of fingers with our handy guide today.

    Utilize Your Vehicle's Childproof Technology


    How to Child Proof Your Car

    Your vehicle is equipped with several standard features to ensure the safety of your passengers. Engaging your vehicle's childproof locks will prevent your younger children from opening the doors while you drive. Flipping the childproof lock switch will allow you to open your vehicle's doors from the outside, but not the inside. You can also engage window locks to prevent your backseat passengers from opening the windows, making your backseat a much safer place.

    Turn Cupcake Liners Into Cup Holder Protectors


    How to Child Proof Your Car

    While the title may seem like a mouthful, these quick and easy cup holder protectors can make a huge difference in keeping your vehicle clean! Whether your passengers need a place to put loose change, trash, crumbs, or other debris, cupcake liners make cleaning your cup holders easy work. They only take a few seconds to "install", and prevent any unnecessary messes from building up in your car! You'll be surprised at how much of a difference this little bit of maintenance can make.

    Repurpose Your Remote Holder into a Car Organizer


    How to Child Proof Your Car

    Using nothing but a Flort from IKEA, you can quickly stow and organize your child's entertainment in the backseat to prevent any distractions from occurring. Store snacks, colored pencils, notebooks, and even iPads for quick and easy access for your passengers! They will learn the benefits of organization while you focus on the road, distraction free. With this car organizer, you won't have to constantly reach in the backseat to help your child find what they're looking for. It'll be within their reach!

    Keep Plenty of On-the-Road Entertainment On Hand


    How to Child Proof Your Car

    No one wants to hear the dreaded "Are we there yet?" while on a long road trip. Prevent this disastrous saying from ever leaving your passengers' lips by keeping them occupied during any drive, no matter how long or short. You can use the repurposed Flort from earlier or repurpose a shoe organizer for a creative and organized entertainment center. Pack multiple forms of entertainment - iPads, coloring books, novels, toys, or anything else you know your child enjoys to ensure your drive goes (virtually) complaint-free.

    Create an Activity Tray Out of a Cookie Sheet


    How to Child Proof Your Car

    Using velcro straps and a cookie sheet, you can create a quick and easy activity tray for your kids during longer drives. They can play, color, build, and enjoy any entertainment they may have brought along on a leveled surface. Plus, if you stop for a quick bite to eat along the way, they can use the activity tray as a makeshift table to enjoy their food without any unnecessary mess! The cookie sheet activity tray is easy to install and can be easily removed if needed.

    We at Graff Bay City prioritize the safety of drivers and passengers on the road. In order to ensure the safety of everyone in and out of the vehicle, the driver must remain fully focused on the road and avoid any potential distractions. Knowing how to child proof your car can make all the difference in the world whether you're on a short or long drive. If you're headed on a road trip or longer drive soon, you can further reduce the stress of long drives by keeping your kids entertained on the journey ahead. If you're in the market to purchase a new vehicle or want to increase the safety of you and your passengers, take a look at some of the safety features worth installing to improve your on-the-road safety. Our model overview page gives detailed descriptions on which vehicles offer specific safety features. You can find something for everyone at Graff Bay City!

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

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    Chevy Colorado ZR2 Makes Competitive Debut - 08/21/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,–– The "Vegas to Reno" race, the largest off-road race in the United States, broadcasted on August 19th. In the competition, over 350 participants compete in a 550 mile off-road race from Las Vegas to Reno. From mountain passes to desert wallows to dry lake beds, drivers put their vehicles to the test in a heated competition. The Chevy Colorado ZR2 made its competitive debut and received a 1st Place Best In Class award, finishing with 18 hours, 50 minutes, and 16 seconds on the clock.

    Chevy Colorado ZR2 Makes Competitive Debut

    Out of the 350 participants in the race, only 204 vehicles made it through the challenging track. The Colorado ZR2 that participated in the race was modified with an upgraded roll cage, racing body-mandated safety harness, a 44-gallon racing fuel tank, racing lights, a GPS system, and a two-way radio. The ZR2 was also equipped with upgraded Chevrolet performance features that will be announced at a later date.

    “First and foremost, this was a development trip for our engineering team,” said Mark Dickens, executive director of Global Accessories, Performance Variants, Parts & Motorsports, General Motors, who was part of the chase and support team following the race from start to finish at all 14 pit stops.

    “ZR2’s performance went beyond our most optimistic expectations, completing Vegas to Reno in its first outing. We learned a lot of things about the truck and could not be happier with the result, as well as the efforts of the Hall Racing team.

    “The fact that the Colorado ZR2 was the only stock midsize truck to compete in Vegas to Reno reinforces our claim to be in a segment of one with this vehicle. Our success in this race is a testament to all that we’ve accomplished since the relaunch of our midsize truck program three years ago,” said Dickens. “We cannot wait to pass along the benefits of what we’ve learned here under extreme use and at future races to our customers.”

    Chevy Colorado ZR2 Makes Competitive Debut

    You can get a closer look at the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 by downloading the Colorado brochure. View vehicle details, specifications, trim levels, exterior colors, and more! This month, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 made its competitive debut, and came out with a bang! You too can experience the success of the Colorado ZR2 by getting one of your own. Shop around our ZR2 inventory to find the perfect full-size pickup that matches your specifications. You can view reviews, testimonials, prices, details, and more on our comprehensive inventory pages. Feel free to contact us if you can't find what you're looking for and our Sales Team will be more than happy to set you up with the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 that matches your exact specifications.

    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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    Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers - 08/18/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,–– The summer is almost over, which can only mean one thing: school is starting again! Whether your kids love it or hate it, you can tell it's the end of the summer when it's time to go back to school shopping. Get everything done ahead of schedule this year with our back to school checklist for middle schoolers to beat the traffic and get the best deals possible! From 6th to 8th grade, we've put together a list of necessities that will make shopping a breeze. Some teachers release lists of supplies students are required to bring, but these supplies will help to organize and prepare your middle schooler for the next few years!

    6th Grade


    Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers

    Purchasing school supplies for 6th graders can be difficult. It's tough to know what supplies will work best for your child as they become more organized and prepared for classes than ever before. Here are a few items we think will help your 6th grader get off to a great start:

    • An agenda for organization
    • (5-6) 2-pocket folders per class
    • (2) 3-subject notebooks w/dividers
    • (12) No. 2 pencils
    • (2) red pens for corrections
    • Hand wipes, sanitizer, etc.
    • Plastic flip-top drink container for water
    • (2) packages of pocket tissue packs
    • (1) pencil case
    • Magnetic locker basket for easy organization
    • Small umbrella for rainy days
    • Pair of gym shoes
    • (10) pens, blue and/or black
    • (1) package of loose leaf paper
    • 12" ruler
    • Pair of scissors

    7th Grade

    Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers

    In the 7th grade, your child will start to enjoy a more personalized schedule. They'll be able to pick certain classes they enjoy while also taking part in the required core classes every middle schooler has to take. They'll probably be a little more knowledgeable about what they need, but it's better to be prepared for anything! Make sure you get these supplies before the school year starts:

    • Package of graphing paper for math
    • Agenda for organization
    • 2 GB flash drive
    • Graphing compass
    • Scotch tape
    • (4-5) 3-prong folders with pockets
    • (12) pencils with extra erasers
    • Composition notebook
    • (4) packages of dividers
    • Black, blue, and red pens
    • Dry erase markers
    • Class-specific requirements (instrument, art supplies, etc.)
    • Handheld pencil sharpener w/lid
    • College lined loose leaf paper
    • White out

    8th Grade


    Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers

    With one year left in middle school, your 8th grader probably wants to get back to school shopping done as quickly as possible. Since you've probably acquired most of the supplies you'll need over the past couple years, shopping with your 8th grader will be much easier. However, don't forget any of these extremely important supplies:

    • Graphing calculator
    • (3) 3-ring binders
    • Protractor 
    • Dry erase marker/whiteboard
    • Package of sticky notes
    • (5) packages of dividers
    • (12) pencils w/extra erasers
    • White out
    • Agenda or planner for organization
    • Stapler and staple remover
    • Blue, black, and red pens
    • Sharp scissors
    • (3) highlighters, different colors
    • Colored pencils
    • (4) composition notebooks

    Back to school shopping can be an enjoyable and easy experience if you are prepared and get organized ahead of time. Stay ahead of the curve this year with our back to school checklist for middle schoolers so you aren't lost or stuck Googling school supplies while you shop! Before school starts up, plan a fun getaway during Labor Day with some fresh and fun family-friendly activities. Planning a cookout for Labor Day weekend? Try some of these mouth-watering recipes to give your tastebuds the vacation they deserve! If you're going on vacation soon, make sure you double check everything you pack to ensure you aren't missing one of the top 10 most forgotten vacation items

    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 Equinox Diesel Offers Industry-Leading 39 MPG - 08/15/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,–– With a new 1.6L turbo-diesel engine, drivers of a diesel 2018 Chevrolet Equinox can say goodbye to the gas station. The Chevy Equinox diesel offers an industry-leading 39 mpg engine, allowing drivers to achieve max productivity with their diesel engines. The Equinox carries a 577-mile cruising range. Drivers can go from Chicago, Illinois to Memphis, Tennessee without having to fill up once! Coupled with its high mpg rating, the 2018 Chevy Equinox is expected to be the industry leader in fuel efficient diesel vehicles.

    Chevy Equinox Diesel Offers Industry-Leading 39 MPG

    The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the first crossover SUV of its kind to achieve mileage of up to 39 mpg, topping the rankings across the board. Its stop-start technology allows drivers to save additional gas as they wait for lights. The Equinox automatically stops your engine and restarts it when drivers need to continue on their journey, improving their fuel efficiency with no harm done to their vehicle's starter. This one-of-a-kind crossover is also compatible with B20 bio-diesel fuel, giving drivers an efficient and environmentally friendly ride, too.

    “Chevrolet continues to lead with technologies that offer customers more choice,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “Our three-engine turbo-charged Equinox lineup means we can provide drivers more options for the performance and efficiency they desire.”


    Chevy Equinox Diesel Offers Industry-Leading 39 MPG

    “It is very fun to drive, with torque on demand at all speeds,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president of Global Propulsion Systems. “In fact, the engine delivers 90 percent of peak torque between 1,500 and 3,250 rpm. The strong torque provides the feeling of a larger engine, with exceptional smoothness and quietness.”

    You can experience the uniquely modern 2018 Chevrolet Equinox today by taking it out for a test drive at Graff Bay City! Spend less time at the gas station and more time on the road with the Chevy Equinox diesel, offering industry-leading 39 MPG. View our 2018 Equinox inventory to compare trim levels, features, reviews, prices, and more! If you can't find what you're looking for or would like to order a Special Edition Chevy, be sure to contact us and we'll get you set up with exactly what you're looking for!

    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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    Safety Features Worth Having in Your Next Vehicle - 08/10/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,–– At Graff Bay City, safety is our top priority. The National Safety Council estimates that at least 40,000 fatalities and over 4.6 million people were injured as a result of car crashes in 2016, the highest in almost a decade. To better keep you and your passengers safe on the road, we've put together a list of safety features worth having in your next vehicle!

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert


    Safety Features Worth Having in Your Next Vehicle

    Available on new Chevrolet models, Rear Cross Traffic Alert informs you of approaching drivers or hazards when you back out of a parking spot or driveway. This safety-minded feature works hand-in-hand with Rear Camera technology, a feature that is standard on every new General Motors vehicle, giving you a clear image of the area behind your vehicle on your dashboard display. Rear Cross Traffic Alert technology provides visual and audible notifications if any moving objects or hazards are nearby to prevent any accidents from occurring. 

    Lane Keep Assist


    Safety Features Worth Having in Your Next Vehicle

    Lane Keep Assist technology provides audio and visual alerts on your vehicle dashboard display when you unintentionally drift into another lane. Should you continue to drift, Lane Keep Assist will gently nudge your steering wheel to keep you in your lane. Using cameras placed on every side of the vehicle, this feature monitors the patterns of the road, alerting you if you don't use your turn signals or if you regularly drift into other lanes. Lane Keep Assist helps to improve the safety of you, your passengers, and other vehicles on multi-lane roads and highways.

    Front and Rear Parking Assist


    Safety Features Worth Having in Your Next Vehicle

    Eliminate the stress of parking in a difficult spot with Front and Rear Parking Assist technology. Cameras positioned on the front and back of your vehicle provide guidelines and notifications to help you adjust your position to prevent any damage to your vehicle or surroundings. From new drivers to experts behind the wheel, this technology can ease the process of parallel parking and reduce the stress behind it as well. Front and Rear Parking Assist is standard on most GM models and is a great feature for drivers of any lifestyle!

    Adaptive Cruise Control


    Safety Features Worth Having in Your Next Vehicle


    Improve your cruise control experience with Adaptive Cruise Control technology. This feature allows you to match the speed of drivers in front of you, eliminating the need to constantly brake and accelerate to accommodate to others' speeds. You can adjust the space, or "follow gap" between other vehicles to allow other drivers to merge into your lane, too. Adaptive Cruise Control technology is available on most modern GM vehicles.


    Forward Safety Awareness


    Forward Safety Awareness technology utilizes the same cameras that Lane Keep Assist technology uses to alert drivers of impending danger in front of the vehicle. Radar technology alerts you of slowing vehicles ahead, providing video and audio notifications through your display dashboard. If a collision is imminent, Forward Safety Awareness automatically applies your brakes to either reduce the damage of a collision or prevent it altogether. 

    The United States Automobile Association lists each of these features on their website as features that improve car safety for drivers, passengers, and other drivers. These safety features worth having in your next vehicle will make the road a much safer place for everyone. All of the features mentioned are either standard or available on most modern General Motors vehicles. Browse our model lineup to see what safety features are standard with each vehicle. Take a look at Chevy car and truck technology to view additional customization options that are available on your Chevrolet vehicle, too. If you have any questions or would like to take a vehicle out for a test drive, call us to set up an appointment and we'll be more than happy to help you find the perfect vehicle to suit your needs!

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

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    How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Road Trips - 08/08/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,– On road trips, your passengers can make or break your time while you drive. Without proper entertainment to distract everyone, you'll probably hear "are we there yet?" more than once. Plus, distractions from passengers of any age can take your attention away from the road and can increase your chances of getting into an accident. Follow our guide on how to keep your kids entertained on road trips to maximize your peace and quiet and minimize any chances of distraction, giving everyone on the road a much safer experience.

    Play Road Games


    How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Road Trips

    A great way to get children of any age involved in a fun and distracting activity is by playing the "alphabet game". Using road signs, businesses, and billboards, the goal of the game is to find words that start with every letter of the alphabet, from A to Z in order! You can make it a group effort or divide your vehicle into teams to make it more competitive. If you aren't a fan of the alphabet game, there are plenty of other road trip games you can try, too!

    Purchase a Polaroid


    How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Road Trips

    For older passengers, a Polaroid camera can be an awesome way to make road trip memories extra special. They're relatively inexpensive and print photos as soon as you take them. Whether your passengers are taking pictures of noteworthy destinations, state signs, or landmarks, this is a great way to help your teens hone their photography skills and make use of their time in the car!

    Non-Digital Entertainment


    How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Road Trips

    Want your kids to take a break from the screen time? You can keep them entertained with plenty of great non-digital activities to bring their creative minds to life! Coloring books, whether the artists are young or old, are proven to reduce stress and make them that much happier. Other activities, like a good old-fashioned game of Hangman, Mad Libs, or candy necklace making, can keep anyone of any age occupied for long periods of time!

    Listen to an Audiobook


    How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Road Trips

    By age 3, children are typically old enough to follow a story. Head to the library or book store to purchase an audiobook that'll bring a story to life! Whether you're listening to the incredible story of Harry Potter, the classic tale of Charlotte's Web, or something else, you'll be able to find a story for everyone in no time. Plus, you can download audio stories on devices individually if you want to listen to music on your own but want to keep your kids distracted!

    Download Entertaining Apps


    How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Road Trips

    With hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from, the possibilities are endless for entertainment and fun on the road! You can make a scrapbook with Animoto, play a game of Road Trip Scavenger Hunt, or take on the road with Extreme Road Trip! Whether you're looking for games, fun, or a great way to save your memories, there's something for everyone on the app store. Download plenty of apps on your tablet, phone, or other electronic device to keep everyone entertained for hours to come.

    There are plenty of ways to keep everyone on the road occupied, but having a few backup plans just in case something falls through is the best way to stay prepared! Now that you know how to keep your kids entertained on road trips, you'll have the perfect strategy to minimize distractions and maximize road trip fun. Plus, who knows, you just may join in on the alphabet game or another form of entertainment, too! Before you go on your road trip, don't forget to inspect your vehicle to see if it needs maintenance. If it does, schedule an appointment with us before you go on your trip to avoid any inconveniences! Also, don't forget any important vacation items while you pack 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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    Family-Friendly Labor Day Activities - 08/04/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,– Before we know it, Labor Day will be here! This is the last chance to enjoy some fun before the school year begins again. Prepare for this great holiday by planning some family-friendly Labor Day activities. Enjoy your time off work with your friends and family with different activities ranging from boat tours to baseball games. You can make this year's Labor Day weekend a fun-filled extravaganza with these affordable events that'll be sure to entertain everyone!

    September 2nd - Saturdays on the Saginaw River Tour


    Family Friendly Labor Day Activities

    Head out on the Saginaw River on Saturday for a two hour cruise aboard the Princess Wenonah or Islander! Enjoy an educational tour with a history lesson while you enjoy some snacks aboard a historical riverboat in Bay City. You'll learn all about Bay City and its origins while you explore the Saginaw River, spotting local wildlife along the way. Plus, if you miss the tour Labor Day weekend, you'll still have a chance to catch it again throughout fall!

    September 2nd - Enjoy a Great Lakes Loons Game


    Family Friendly Labor Day Activities

    Looking for an inexpensive, fun, and entertaining getaway? Take the family out to a Great Lakes Loons game for a fun day at the ballpark! The Loons will be taking on the Lake County Captains this September, and the Dow Diamond is sure to be full of excitement for everyone. Tickets are available now, so make sure to get yours today before it's too late. The game starts at 7:05 pm.

    September 3rd - The Art of the Brick


    Family Friendly Labor Day Activities

    The Midland Center of the Arts will be celebrating the Art of the Brick on its final day on Sunday, September 3rd. These unique art exhibits, created entirely with Lego bricks, contain over 85 exhibits of famous artwork, locations, and more. Plus, your ticket admission comes with admission to the Hall of Ideas and Spark!Lab for additional hands-on fun! Enjoy these exclusive exhibits while they last!

    August 31st - The Last Whistle Celebration


    Family Friendly Labor Day Activities

    The Saginaw Art Museum will be honoring renowned artist Ken Newman with a permanent addition to their exhibits. Newman's sculpture, The Last Whistle, honors Bay County's blue collar workers and their dedication to their community. The Saginaw Chamber of Commerce will be consummating this sculpture with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a picnic after. Take a look at the art exhibit, enjoy the newly dedicated sculpture, and make your trip to Saginaw a fun one!

    August 31st - September 4th - Catch a Movie at the Theater


    Family Friendly Labor Day Activities

    Head on down to the Bay City Goodrich Theater for a fun filled movie night! From family friendly flicks to date night must-sees, the theater is full of great showings throughout the months of August and September! Plus, Labor Day discounts will come in handy with finding an affordable movie for the whole family to enjoy on the weekend. Take a look at show times and dates to find the perfect film for the extended weekend!

    The Bay County area is full of fun on Labor Day weekend! Whether your family prefers baseball games, art exhibits, or even movies, there's something for everyone this holiday season. Our list of family-friendly Labor Day activities is just a start, but there's plenty of fun to be had for the full extended weekend, no matter what you do. Before you head out for the long holiday, take advantage of our $18.95+tax oil change special to get some routine maintenance done at an inexpensive rate! If you need new tires, brakes, or other service, utilize some of our coupons so you'll save even more before Labor Day comes!

    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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    Discover Special Edition Chevy Vehicles at Graff Bay City - 08/02/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,– If you're looking for additional features to give your vehicle a custom and personal touch, consider purchasing a special edition Chevrolet! These unique packages add distinctive features and benefits to your vehicle that you otherwise wouldn't have access to on a standard model. Stand out on the road by upgrading to one of our special edition Chevy vehicles at Graff Bay City! It's time for you to take a closer look at what these special editions have to offer.

    Special Edition Chevy Vehicles



    Whether you drive a Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Camaro, Cruze, Traverse, Equinox, Trax, or Malibu, there's a special edition package for everyone! You can express yourself on the road with strikingly unique features, or increase your vehicle's power with upgrades to towing capacity, brake power, and more! Our Special Edition Chevy Vehicles page lists details and specifications that each special edition vehicle carries. When you've made your decision on what you're looking for, choose from a variety of special edition styles and packages, including:

    • Redline
    • Midnight
    • RST - Rally Sport Truck
    • RealTree
    • Custom Sport HD


    Can't find what you're looking for? Fill out our request form and we can get a special edition Chevrolet vehicle ordered for you right away! Browse our special edition inventory now to get a closer look at what we have to offer. You can view pricing, vehicle details, features, specials, and more with a few quick clicks! Discover special edition Chevy vehicles at Graff Bay City today to put a personal touch on the vehicle of your dreams! Choose from a wide variety of colors, styles, and benefits, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help right away!

    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 Inspect Your Vehicle for Maintenance - 07/26/2017

    BAY CITY, Mich.,– Whether you're a first-time vehicle owner or have sat behind your fair share of steering wheels, knowing when your vehicle may need maintenance can save you money and can prevent expensive repairs from arising. Learning how to inspect your vehicle for maintenance will give you the skills you need to check your oil, tire pressure, and more to ensure your vehicle achieves top performance on the road. Preventative maintenance is one of the best ways to save money with your vehicle, and checking up on the workings of your vehicle on a weekly basis will keep you prepared in the event that it may need maintenance in the future.

    Checking Your Tires


    How to Inspect Your Vehicle for Maintenance

    Your tires, while durable, can wear down after long months of driving, reducing their tread. If your tires don't have deep grooves, they won't be able to grip the road effectively, especially in wet or muddy environments, and can greatly increase the risk of hydroplaning. 

    A very easy way to check your tires' tread is the popular "penny method". Place a penny face down in the center groove of your tire. If you can see most or all of Lincoln's face, your tread is too short and will require replacement. In the event that you require new tires, our tire price guarantee gives you the benefit of the doubt! If you purchase tires with us, and within 30 days of your purchase find something cheaper, we will refund you the difference!

    Check Your Oil


    How to Inspect Your Vehicle for Maintenance

    Engine oil works to lubricate important components of your engine, allowing it to run smoothly and prevent overheating. Your oil should be replaced every 3,000-5,000 miles, or whenever your vehicle owner's manual tells you to do so. Checking it at home can give you a good idea of whether or not you'll require an oil change soon. 

    Pop the hood of your vehicle (while your engine is cool) and look for an oil dipstick like the one in the image above; it should be clearly labeled or stand out among the engine components. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean with a cloth, then insert it and pull it out again. The dipstick should have a way of indicating the level of your oil, whether it's "min" and "max" labels, or "L" (low) and "H" (high). If your oil is below the minimum level, it's time for an oil change. We offer a variety of oil change options and specials with our selection of coupons, free for you to use at your disposal!

    Checking Your Coolant


    How to Inspect Your Vehicle for Maintenance

    Your coolant is another extremely important fluid that helps your vehicle run efficiently. Coolant helps to reduce the temperature of your engine, and without it, your engine would quickly overheat and break down. Coolant is typically replaced every 30,000 miles, or whenever your vehicle owner's manual recommends it. Checking your coolant is even easier than checking your oil level or tire tread, and can save you a lot of stress in the event that your coolant needs replacing.

    After letting your engine completely cool down, pop the hood of your vehicle and locate your coolant reservoir. It should be in a large container next to your engine that is brightly colored. Locate the labels on the side of the reservoir to properly inspect the coolant's levels. If your coolant is below the minimum level, get your vehicle in for a coolant replacement right away to prevent any extensive damage to your engine or its components! Use our Graff XPress service for quick, easy, and efficient service to get your coolant replaced right away.

    Checking Your Wiper Fluid


    How to Inspect Your Vehicle for Maintenance

    Other fluids, such as wiper fluid, are just as easily checked as coolant. Keeping your wiper fluid properly filled, regardless of the season, will allow you to remain ahead of the curve in the event of a storm or abrupt change in weather. If you've noticed your wiper fluid isn't as efficient as it once was, it may be time for a refill. Pop your hood and locate the blue wiper fluid reservoir, then refill as needed. You'll be ready to go in no time!

    Wiper Replacements


    How to Inspect Your Vehicle for Maintenance

    If you notice your wipers "skidding" across your windshield, they may have begun to wear down after repeated usage. While this may not seem like a big deal initially, ineffective wipers can reduce your vision in the event of a storm. It's better to be safe than sorry! Wipers are very inexpensive and if you purchase them with Graff Bay City, we'll be more than happy to help you install them, free of charge! 

    With these handy tips, you'll be able to perform a quick and easy inspection on your vehicle in no time, just like an expert mechanic would! Now that you know how to inspect your vehicle for maintenance, your car will be in good hands if something were to happen. If your vehicle is experiencing any issues that we haven't covered, or is in need of an extra pair of eyes, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. Our friendly and attentive Service Staff will gladly take a look at your vehicle! If you want to perform more at-home preventative maintenance, refer to our routine maintenance tips for some extra tips.

    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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