Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

DURAND, Mich., – For families that long for adventure, the 2018 Chevy Traverse has finally arrived! This full-size SUV seats up to eight passengers has been awarded the Best In-Class maximum cargo and passenger volumes. Plus, standard and optional advanced safety features can ensure the safety of your family anywhere you go! Whether you're looking for comfortability within your commute or need a vehicle suitable for your next journey, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has everything you could want in a vehicle and more. Learn all about this capable and versatile SUV today in our 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview!

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

New Features


The new Chevrolet Traverse has a stylish and sleek body so you and your family can cruise along in style. The 2018 Traverse is also available in two new additional trim levels - the RS and High Country, both featuring updated looks and cutting-edge features. The Traverse's interior has also received a fresh update. The second row of passenger seating now has a split-folding feature, allowing drivers to fold one seat (or both) in the second row to make more room for maximum cargo capacity. Additionally, you can enjoy access to the new Traction Mode Select feature, which gives the Traverse the ability to adjust the vehicle's driving modes to handle any road condition you may come across. 

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview


2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is equipped with a suite of segment-leading specifications that set it apart from the average full-size SUV. Specific features of this industry-leading SUV include:
  • 18 MPG City/27 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency
  • Seats 8
  • Best In-Class Cargo Space: 98.2 cu. ft.
  • 310 Horsepower
  • 3.6-L V6 Engine
  • 266-lb. ft. Torque
  • 14 Available Advanced Safety Features
  • Hands-Free Gesture Liftgate
  • Smart Slide Seating
  • Hidden Storage
  • Chevrolet MyLink Display
  • OnStar Technology
  • Traction Mode Select Technology
  • Best In-Class Passenger Volume
  • 5 Year/60,000 Mile 24-Hour Roadside Assistance

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse comes equipped with everything you need, whether you're heading out on your next adventure or commuting to work. If you're interested in learning more about this capable full-size SUV, take a look at our 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Model Overview page to find information on specifications, pricing, reviews, awards, and more! Interested in getting a closer look at the 2018 Chevy Traverse? View our Traverse Inventory to see what we have in stock. If you'd like to take one of these uniquely versatile vehicles out for a drive, schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Traverse today! 

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How to Care for Your Car this Fall

DURAND, Mich., – The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are falling, and it can only mean one thing: fall is officially here! We all know Michigan weather is known for being unpredictable, and at Graff Durand, we want to make sure you're prepared for the changing seasons. Winter can sneak up on you, so knowing how to care for your car this fall can make a huge difference for your safety when the colder months arrive! We'll be discussing the importance of belt and hose maintenance, windshield care, heating and ventilation system maintenance, weather strips, and what you should keep in an emergency kit. Make sure to read up on all of our Fall Car Care pages, including:


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

Your vehicle's belts and hoses are some of the most important components of your engine. On our Belt & Hose Maintenance page, you can learn what your belts and hoses do to keep your vehicle running, how to know they need replacing, how frequently they should be replaced, and how to inspect them to make sure they're working efficiently. If you need to replace your belts and hoses on your vehicle, schedule an appointment with us to have them looked at and fixed right away!

Windshield Care


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

One of your most important safety features of your vehicle is your windshield. It protects you from outside elements and keeps your vehicle's structural integrity intact in the event of a collision or rollover. On our Windshield Care page, you'll learn the importance of repairing cracks or chips in your windshield, factors that can cause these cracks or chips, and how to keep your windshield in good condition this fall season. 

Heating & Ventilation System Maintenance


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

During the colder months, your heating and ventilation system can save you from a frigid and uncomfortable drive! In the event that you wind up stuck in traffic on a cold day or have to remain in your vehicle for a long time, your heating and ventilation system can potentially save you from getting seriously ill while on the road. Check out our Heating & Ventilation System Maintenance page to discover how your heating system works, what you can do to keep it running efficiently, how to know when it needs to be inspected, and what to do if you discover a problem. If you aren't sure what to look at or need any help, please feel free to contact us and we'll gladly provide assistance! 

Weather Stripping


How to Care for Your Car this Fall


The black rubber seals that run along the edges of your doors, windshield, windows, and truck are called weather strips. They work to keep you and your passengers sheltered from outside weather, keeping wind and water out of the cabin as you drive. Our Weather Stripping page contains details on where your weather strips are located, when they need to be repaired or replaced, and how to test your weather strips to locate damage or wear. 

Emergency Kit


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

It's better to be safe than sorry, especially when you're on the road! Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle year-round can make a huge difference because you never know when an emergency situation could arise. Read up on our Emergency Kit page to find out what items you should include in your kit and the essentials you'll need for the winter season, such as a shovel and extra blankets. If you need help putting together an emergency kit, please let us know. We're more than happy to help you out and give suggestions on what to pack in yours! 

Learning how to care for your car this fall will make the transition into winter months much easier. You'll be better prepared for the cold weather and have new, quality components to take on the snowy months ahead. At Graff Durand, we're happy to provide assistance with any routine maintenance and Fall Car Care you may need. Browse our Fall Car Care tips for more information about what to expect this season, and don't hesitate to reach out to us at (989) 288-2657 with any questions you may have. Read up on our Service FAQ page for details on routine maintenance and learn why routine maintenance is so important. At Graff Durand, we're happy to help!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

DURAND, Mich., –– Want to protect your vehicle from breakdowns, accidents, and costly repairs? Checking up on your vehicle's fluids at least once a month will help to reduce repair costs, improve your safety on the road, and protect your investment from potential damage. Learn how to check your vehicle's fluids to keep it running at peak efficiency. Follow these quick and easy steps!

How to Check Your Wiper Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

While it may not directly affect your vehicle's performance, your wiper fluid helps to improve your visibility on the road when you're driving. You'll use up your wiper fluid over time from cleaning your windshield. If you notice that your wiper fluid level is lower than normal, pop the hood of your vehicle and locate your wiper fluid reservoir (look for the "Washer Fluid Only" label). Locate the "full" label on your wiper fluid reservoir, and fill the tank until it reaches that mark!

How to Check Your Oil


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

Your engine oil is one of the most important fluids in your vehicle. It lubricates your engine's components, which reduces your engine's heat and prevents parts from rubbing against each other and causing damage. Typically, you should have your engine oil replaced every 3,000-5,000 miles, or whenever your vehicle owner's manual tells you to do so. Checking your oil only takes a few steps and should be done only after you allow your vehicle to cool down for an hour. Pop the hood of your engine and follow these directions to check your oil:

  1. After popping the hood, look for your engine oil dipstick (it should look similar to the image above). Put your finger through the loop and pull the dipstick out of your engine.
  2. Wipe the dipstick off on a paper towel or rag to make sure you can get a clean reading.
  3. Reinsert the dipstick and remove it again to read the oil level. There should be labels on the dipstick indicating whether you're at the maximum or minimum oil level. If you're below the minimum level, bring your vehicle in for an oil change!

How to Check Your Coolant


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

You should check your coolant level as well to make sure it's at its designated amount. This fluid is what keeps the radiators from freezing or overheating. Before you check your coolant, make sure your engine has cooled down or you could be sprayed by scalding water! Use your vehicle owner's manual to locate your coolant reservoir. It should look similar to the image above. Your coolant should have maximum and minimum levels similar to other reservoirs in your engine. Get your coolant refilled right away if it's below the minimum level!

Keeping your coolant level high reduces your engine's heat and helps to regulate internal temperatures in your vehicle. You should have your coolant levels refilled every 30,000 miles, or whenever your vehicle owner's manual tells you to do so.

How to Check Your Power Steering Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

Your power steering fluid helps to transmit power from your steering wheel to your vehicle's engines to give you smoother and easier steering on the road. If you want to check your power steering fluid, look for a reservoir similar to the one above (it should have a power steering fluid label on the cap). The labels on the exterior of the reservoir will have two sets of lines, one for a hot engine and one for a cold engine. Consult your vehicle owner's manual if you aren't sure what type of engine your vehicle has. If you need your power steering refilled, bring your vehicle in for service right away!

How to Check Your Brake Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

Your brake fluid helps to transfer power from your brake pedal to your brakes, allowing your vehicle to slow to a stop whenever you need it to. If your brake fluid is below the minimum level, you may encounter trouble while you brake as it may require more force. To check your brake fluid, you must first locate your brake fluid master cylinder reservoir. It should be close to your brake pedal, but if you can't find it, consult your vehicle owner's manual. Like other reservoirs, it should have a "full" and "empty" indicator on its exterior. If it's below the "empty" label, schedule a service appointment with us!

Checking your fluids at least once a month will help you to extend the life of your vehicle, reduce maintenance costs, and improve your safety on the road. Now that you know how to check your vehicle's fluids, you'll be able to determine whether or not you need to have important reservoirs on your vehicle filled. If you need your oil changed, brake fluid replaced, or other service, give us a call or schedule an appointment online right away! Consult our routine maintenance FAQ if you have any questions on power steering, coolant, or other important components in your vehicle.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

DURAND, Mich., –– Our pick of the week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab is an impressively powerful small pickup, equipped with a variety of updated features for your comfort. Its powerful 4,000 lb. towing capacity, 4x4 transmission, and 3.7L V6 Magnum engine provides drivers with the capability to tow, trailer, and off road as they wish! This standout pickup can be yours for only $7,900. Check out some of the great features below, see the full inventory listing and vehicle history report online, or visit our dealership today to give this stylish Dodge Dakota pickup truck a test drive today and see what it has in store for you.

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

Vehicle Features Include: 

  • Satellite Radio
  • Security System
  • Power Seats
  • Fog Lights
  • Seats Five
  • Power Windows
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • 4x4
  • ABS
  • Power Locks

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

Engine: 3.7L V6 Magnum

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual GETRAG 238
Wheels: 16" x 8" Cast Aluminum

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

With a powerful V6 engine, satellite radio technology, and seating for five, this 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT is fully equipped to handle anything on the road. This dependable pickup gets 16 city/20 highway mpg and has 173,529 miles on the odometer. Give our sales staff a call today if you're interested in our pick of the week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT quad cab! They can help you schedule a test drive or answer any questions you might have about this small pickup.

Stop by Graff Durand today to take a look at our wide selection of new and used vehicles. Our sales staff would be more than happy to help you find exactly what you're looking for! The temperatures are dropping and fall is here to stay. Make sure you're ready for the colder weather by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Durand Service Center to ensure the safety of you and your passengers on the road this season!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

DURAND, Mich., – The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and football season is starting once again! Whether you're an MSU or U of M fan, these gameday snacks for the football season will be sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Give these recipes a try to keep your energy at an all time high from kickoff to post-game. They taste just as good as they look!

Football Pepperoni Pizza Dip


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

Combine the tastiness of pizza with the convenience of dip, and you've got yourself the best football-themed snack in the league! If you're looking for an easy crowd-pleaser, look no further than this simply delicious dish. Serve it with tortilla chips or bread for best results!

Pigskins in a Blanket


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

With just three simple ingredients, you can make this gameday snack in under an hour's time! Substitute the mustard with ketchup, sriracha, or any other topping you prefer for a twist in flavor. Pigskins in a blanket are a touchdown at any football-themed party!

Football-Shaped Pretzels


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

Whether you prefer store bought dough or making your pretzels from scratch, you can't deny that these football-shaped pretzels score high no matter where you serve them! Pair this classic gameday recipe with mustard and cheese for a tasty flavor. If you're feeling bold, serve them with a side of yummy chocolate dip!

Snackadium


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

If you want to go all out for your football-themed party, nothing beats the Snackadium. From the turf to the stands, every ounce of this championship-winning stadium is completely edible! The turf is made completely of cake batter dip. Serve it with pretzels and other snack foods for the best result!

Game Day Nachos


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

This versatile recipe works for just about any game day, from the season opener to the Super Bowl. With layers of meat, beans, onions, cheese, lettuce, and guacamole, these Game Day Nachos are filled with flavor. You can't top this stacked roster of tastiness! 

Pigskin Sandwiches


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

If you're looking for a healthier alternative to gameday snacking, these pigskin sandwiches are a delicious alternative! You can substitute the mayonnaise "lacing" with mustard, barbecue sauce, or whatever condiment you prefer to create an all-star dish this season!

Boneless Baked Buffalo Wings


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

Become the MVP of the football season with this undeniably delicious alternative to fried buffalo wings. Not only is this recipe healthier for you and your partygoers, but the taste is almost indistinguishable. One bite and you'll never want to eat fried wings again!

From knockout entrees to dominant desserts, these gameday snacks for the football season just can't be beat! These recipes will surely be fan favorites. This year, fall into great savings and lease the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for as low as $81/mo! Take a look at our 2018 Chevy Equinox Model Overview to get up close and personal with pictures, vehicle details, trim options, and more. Once you've found what you're looking for, set up a test drive with us to find out whether or not the new Equinox is the vehicle for you! Let us know if you can't find what you're looking for and our Sales Staff will help you find the exact vehicle to fit your needs!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Provides Quiet and Efficient Rides

DURAND, Mich., – Diesel vehicles are often criticized for their noisy engines and expensive fill-up costs. These two factors can be a large deterrent for potential vehicle owners and can make a huge difference when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. Chevrolet, paying close attention to customer complaints with diesel vehicles, made it their goal to solve this problem. Using what they learned, Chevrolet created the new 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel, which provides quiet and efficient rides for vehicle owners who are interested in a diesel vehicle without all the hassle.

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Provides Quiet and Efficient Rides

Originally released in Europe as an Opel, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was called a "whisper diesel" due to its surprisingly quiet acceleration and idle sounds. The new Equinox Diesel's engine combines this quietness with an impressive power under the hood. Its 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine provides drivers with 38 MPG highway speeds, making this crossover the current segment leader in efficiency. Its 137-horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque provides its drivers with a significant amount of power to conquer any road with minimal to no turbo lag while you drive.

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Provides Quiet and Efficient Rides

"Perhaps the most notable trait of the all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel is how quiet it is. Standing outside the car, you can't really tell the compact SUV is a diesel. The vehicle is quiet and void of the combustion rattle we have grown accustom to hearing on a diesel vehicle...the "whisper diesel" achieved its quiet characteristics through calculated belt placement, engine covers, decoupled cam cover with rubber-isolated fasteners, intake manifold clamshell cover and much more." - Max Goldberg, TheDrive

Dispelling the idea that a diesel engine should be loud and expensive, the 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel provides quiet and efficient rides, whether you're heading to work or heading out on a road trip. Take a closer look at the 2018 Chevy Equinox today by reading up on our Equinox Model Overview! You can discover ratings, trim levels, styles, pricing, and much more about the Chevy Equinox Diesel. After you've done a little research, browse our Equinox Inventory to find the perfect model to fit your needs, then call us to set up a test drive! If you can't find what you're looking for, let us know and we'll order the vehicle you're looking for right away!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

DURAND, Mich., – Continuing on its long legacy of dependability, the newest Chevy Silverado 1500 offers drivers a wide array of safety, technology, and performance features. The latest Silverado will enter 2018 with best-in-class V8 horsepower, V8 fuel economy, and available max towing at 12,500 lbs. It's capable, handles impressively for its size, and boast being one of the longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. Read on for a sneak peek the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2018 Silverado 1500's standard and available engines will now feature three fuel-saving technologies including Active Fuel Management™, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing. This way you can go longer between trips to the pump! Additionally, your new Silverado can come equipped with a 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, or 6.2L V8 engine with horsepower ranging from 285 to 420. The power and toughness of this pickup don't stop there, the ultra durable truck bed of the new Silverado is built with high-strength roll-formed steel to endure the wear and tear of even the most demanding job site.

The spacious and quiet cabin blends technology seamlessly with comfort and bravado. Controls on the steering wheel can answer hands-free phone calls and navigate the 7-inch (or available 8-inch) Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen display. There is also an available wireless charging pad for smartphones and the truck is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Plus, you can take advantage of the available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a number of impressive trim levels including the High Country and LTZ Z71 among others to give each driver the exact features and capability they desire. The new Silverado 1500 truly is a perfect vehicle for any situation, from working on the job site, driving up north for weekend trip up to the lake, or even just your morning commute. If after checking out the sneak peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 you're beginning to imagine yourself in a new 2017 Silverado or want to inquire about the 2018 model, contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff. They will be happy to help you find the perfect Silverado to suit your needs. It's also a good time to bring in your current vehicle to the Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done before the weather starts growing colder.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesee Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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