Monday, December 29, 2014

72 Hour Year End Closeout Sale Event at Graff Chevy Durand!

DURAND, Mich. -  Wouldn't you love to start off the new year in a brand-new Chevy? Graff Chevy Durand can make this possible during our 72 Hour Year End Closeout Sale Event! Now through December 31st, Graff Chevy Durand is offering customers MAJOR discounts on some of their favorite 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet vehicles, including the Chevy Sonic, Cruze, Impala, and Camaro! 

During the 72 Hour Year End Closeout Sale Event at Graff Chevy Durand, we are giving customers 20% off select 2014 and 2015 vehicles. That's right, you could drive off of our lot TODAY in a 2015 Silverado Double Cab 1LT 4x4 for only $147 per month! Along with our deep discounts, we are also offering customers $3,000 minimum for ANY drivable trade!

     


Don't miss the 72 Hour Year End Closeout Sale Event at Graff Chevy Durand where you can get incredible discounts on select vehicles like the Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Impala, and Chevrolet Camaro. Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Learn Santa's Whereabouts With Help From OnStar

Learn Santa's Whereabouts With Help From OnStar
DURAND, Mich. - He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! Santa Claus is coming to town in just TWO short days! While we are sure that the little ones are already bursting with excitement, our friends at OnStar are giving subscribers a little extra dose of Christmas cheer.

For the sixth year in a row, families can learn Santa's whereabouts with help from OnStar and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. OnStar subscribers can request a "Santa Update" at any time starting at 7 a.m. on December 24th until 5 a.m. EST on December 25th. With just the press of a button, you and your family can follow Santa on his journey around the world.

For every subscriber that learns Santa's whereabouts with help from OnStar, the company will donate a dollar to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan! So not only will OnStar put a smile on your child's face with a "Santa Update", but they will also be contributing to an amazing organization for every single call that they receive on Christmas Eve. OnStar also wanted subscribers to know that they will be adjusting the advisor staffing so that they are able to accommodate all of the extra calls.

We would like to wish all of our friends and neighbors a very Merry Christmas! If you're looking to start off the new year in a brand-new vehicle, stop by Graff Chevy Durand. From the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro to the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, our inventory offers options that can meet any driver's needs!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chevrolet Cruze is the 2014 Fleet Car of the Year

Chevrolet Cruze is the 2014 Fleet Car of the Year
DURAND, Mich. - Since its debut in 2009, more than 3 million Chevy Cruzes have been sold around the globe. As a result it quickly aquired the title as Chevrolet's "Best-Selling Car". Most recently, its stylish design, spacious interior, and incredible safety options were recognized by Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet magazine as they named the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze the 2014 Fleet Car of the Year!

Managers of large and small fleets all agree that the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is the 2014 Fleet Car of the Year. The Chevy Cruze can be utilized for a variety of fleet driver's needs, which is explains why it bested 48 other vehicles for the title. From offering the most standard safety features in its class to its OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology capabilities, the Chevy Cruze offers customers everything they need out on the road at a low cost. 

For more information about the Chevrolet Cruze, check out our 2014 Brochure! Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'Tis the Season Vehicle Sell-Off at Graff Chevrolet Durand!

'Tis the Season Vehicle Sell-Off at Graff Chevrolet Durand!
DURAND, Mich. - 'Tis the season to be jolly because this week at Graff Chevy Durand there is plenty to smile about! For the next SIX days, we are offering our customers INCREDIBLE deals on some of your favorite Chevrolet vehicles! Not only will we let you drive off our lot in a new Chevy with as low as $0 down, but we will also give you $3,000 MINIMUM for your trade!

The 'Tis the Season Vehicle Sell-Off at Graff Chevrolet Durand begins Monday, December 8th and lasts through Saturday, December 13th! For the next six days, you will not only be able to get behind the wheel of a brand-new Chevy like the 2014 Silverado LT for as little as $155 per month, but we will ALSO be giving away $500 in CASH EVERY DAY! All you need to do is visit us at the dealership for your chance to WIN!

You can drive into the new year in a NEW Chevy vehicle without breaking the bank thanks to the 'Tis the Season Vehicle Sell-Off at Graff Chevrolet Durand! Start shopping for your new vehicle from the comfort of your own home by visiting GraffChevyDurand.com!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

DURAND, Mich. - "Christmas cookies and happy hearts, this is how the holiday starts!" One of our absolute favorite places to make Christmas memories is in the kitchen. Time can start to get away from us once the holiday season begins, which is why we suggest that you set aside time within your hectic schedule to bake treats and spend time with family and friends.

Whether you have a cookie exchange to attend or want to avoid showing up to a holiday party empty handed, we have got your back with these Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes! Preheat the oven and roll up your sleeves because it is time to start savoring the holiday season!

Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes


Christmas Snickerdoodles 
Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

Eggnog Cookies
Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

 Snowman Cookies 
Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

 Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies
Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

 Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze
Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

 Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie Bark 
Sweet Tooth Satisfying Christmas Cookie Recipes

For more holiday recipes, decoration tips, and gift ideas, be sure to check out our Holiday Cheer! Pinterest board. We are constantly updating it with the latest and greatest holiday trends.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Chevrolet Colorado Named 2015 MOTOR TREND Truck of the Year

Chevrolet Colorado Named 2015 MOTOR TREND Truck of the Year
DURAND, Mich. - It rolled off of the assembly line sporting with a fresh, functional, and capable new look and has been meeting the needs of truck users everywhere ever since. While some were hesitant, others (ourselves included) believed that the Chevrolet Colorado would alter the pickup industry as we know it. Now, we can disregard the naysayers and confirm our opinion as a FACT because the Chevrolet Colorado has been named the 2015 MOTOR TREND Truck of the Year!

In order to determine which truck would receive this top honor, each of the 9 contenders had to withstand MOTOR TREND's most meticulous truck testing program in history. Tests varied from instrumented and real-world road tests to Real MPG fuel-econmy testing at the MOTOR TREND headquarters. Each truck endured hundred of miles out on the road while being critiqued on acceleration, braking, maneuverability, and outward visibility. 

The editors were completely blown away by all that was inside of the Colorado's perfect package. Between its attractive appearance, impressive handling, best-in-class fuel economy, and overall capability, the other contenders hardly stood a chance. After this midsize truck brought a laundry list of incredible traits to the table, a RARE unanimous vote determined that a the Chevrolet Colorado was the 2015 MOTOR TREND Truck of the Year

You've hear about them, read about them, and dreamed about them. Why not see an award-winning vehicle for yourself? Stop by Graff Chevry Durand where our inventory is full of top-notch Chevrolet vehicles! Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

DURAND, Mich. - Dozens of Santa's helpers have made their way into our homes to keep an eye on all of the little boys and girls. Before each of them report back to the big guy with a list of those who have been naughty and nice, they typically like to create a little mischief of their own around the house!  

We are sure that with only 24 days left until the biggest holiday of the year, many Mom's and Dad's brains are on Christmas overload! If you happen to be lacking that last bit of creativity when it comes to your Elf on the Shelf, we have got you covered! Here are a few creative (and easy) ways your "Elf on the Shelf" can get into mischief this year ––

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief


Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief


Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

Creative (And Easy) Ways Your "Elf on the Shelf" Can Get Into Mischief

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Whether you are in need of ideas for your Elf on the Shelf or ways to decorate your tree, our Holiday Cheer! Pinterest Board is the perfect place to find some holiday inspiration! 


Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Receive $3,000 Minimum Trade at Graff Chevrolet Durand

DURAND, Mich. - No, there was not a typo in that title. Now through November 30th, you can receive $3,000 minimum trade at Graff Chevrolet Durand! For the rest of the month, we are helping our customers get out of their old ride and into a brand-new, dependable Chevrolet vehicle.

With the $3,000 minimum trade offer at Graff Chevrolet Durand you have the opportunity to get rid of your old vehicle and drive off of our lot in a brand-new Chevy at an incredible price! From the 2015 Malibu 1LT at $150 per month to the 2015 Silverado 4x4 1LT at $182 per month, we guarantee that you will leave the dealership completely satisfied!




If you're ready to kick off the holiday season with a new Chevy and some extra cash in your pocket, visit us at Graff Chevrolet Durand before November 30th! 

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Black Friday Sale at Graff Chevrolet Durand!

Black Friday Sale at Graff Chevrolet Durand!
DURAND, Mich. - Picture it - you're laying in bed and your 6:00am alarm goes off. You are in a turkey, stuffing, and mashed potato coma, and your body feels as if it is permanently glued to your bed. Well, we are telling you right now to go ahead and plan on hitting that snooze button because you can get amazing deals ALL MONTH LONG at the Black Friday Sale at Graff Chevrolet Durand!

With the Black Friday Sale at Graff Chevrolet Durand you can drive off of our lot in a BRAND-NEW Chevrolet vehicle for an incredible price. Everything from the 2015 Chevy Traverse starting at $185/month to a fully loaded 2014 Chevy Cruze LT starting at $90/month. Forget about standing out in the cold or waking up at the crack of dawn - Graff Chevy Durand is offering you Black Friday deals ALL NOVEMBER LONG!


Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a brand-new Chevrolet vehicle without having to break the bank? Start shopping our inventory at GraffChevyDurand.com or stop by the dealership! 

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

OnStar 4G LTE Takes Home "Best of What's New" Award

OnStar 4G LTE Takes Home "Best of What's New" Award
DURAND, Mich - OnStar prides itself on its commitment to remain a platform for future innovations. With a growing list of core services and more than 1 million active RemoteLink app users, it should come as no surprise that OnStar 4G LTE took home the "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science. 

As the magazine's highest honor, the "Best of What's New" awards are presented to only 100 of thousands of entrants. The winners of these reputable awards are innovators whom the magazine believes will make a positive impact on the world and will continue to challenge people's view of what is possible in the future. Once OnStar announced that their 2G cellular connection would be shifting to a high-speed 4G LTE earlier this year, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that this technology would be an industry game changer.

OnStar 4G LTE took home the "Best of What's New" award for several reasons. First off, GM has equipped over 30 of their 2015 models with this outstanding technology. Customers will have access to their own personal Wi-Fi hotspot and an entirely new set of advisor services while out on the road. Secondly, traveling with friends and family has never been better now that 4G LTE offers seven device connections with simultaneous voice and data. OnStar 4G LTE offers the strongest signal ever, ensuring that customers will have a reliable connection no matter where they are traveling. 

You and your family can enjoy all that the award-winning OnStar 4G LTE has to offer with a brand-new 2015 Chevrolet vehicle from Graff Chevrolet Durand! Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

You Know You Want a Chevy Truck with Technology and Stuff

DURAND, Mich - Chevrolet's new trio of "You Know You Want a Truck" videos suggest that a Chevy truck can change the perception of drivers. These three spots feature real people in focus groups, online dating, and the Health & Beauty aisle of a market finding their inner "Truck Guy". Each of one of these hilarious videos show that the Chevrolet Colorado is able to break down the barriers and appeal to any audience - housewives, mature people, men with beards, you name it.

The Chevrolet Colorado offers customers midsize dimensions, top-of-the-line technology and stuff, class-leading power, and unbeatable towing and fuel economy. This easily makes it the perfect vehicle for customers who are searching for something with the entire package: style, capability, efficiency, and maneuverability.


You Know You Want a Chevy Truck with Technology Stuff; especially if that said truck would make you seem more rugged, dependable, and or even dateable. Watch below as the Chevrolet Colorado enables people to unleash their inner truckness:








After watching these videos, You Know You Want a Chevy Truck with Technology and Stuff. Stop by Graff Chevy Durand and get behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2015 Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept Debuts at SEMA

2015 Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept Debuts at SEMA
DURAND, Mich - Chevrolet is definitely not holding anything back at the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this week as they continue to roll out a fierce lineup of new concept vehicles. Chevy is stepping up their game when it comes to accessories and add-ons, showing customers that the customization of a Chevrolet vehicle can lie completely in their hands. The latest and greatest unveiled notion? The 2015 Suburban Premium Outdoor concept.

The 2015 Suburban Premium Outdoors concept has debuted at SEMA, displaying many notable features. At first glance, nothing about the 2015 Suburban Premium Outdoors concept really screams "outdoorsy". In fact, it is actually quite luxurious looking. Underneath the hood sits a 6.2-liter L86 V8 engine producing 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This powerful engine generates a hefty 18 percent increase in horsepower and a 20 percent boost in torque over the Suburban's standard 5.3-liter L83 V8. 

On the outside of the Suburban Outdoors concept is a Pepperdust exterior color with a "Warm Tarnished" accent. Of course, the Suburban contains some of the latest accessories like a new grille insert, retractable running boards, and 22-inch wheels with body color accents. But the real talk of the town is the concept's tailgating package. Sports events and concerts will never be the same after this because this package sets the perfect foundation of what every tailgater would need. The tailgating package enhances upon the Suburban's already generous amount of space for passengers and cargo by tacking on a smart HDTV and a handcrafted, wood salvaged table and with benches.

2015 Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept Debuts at SEMA

Learn more about what the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban has to offer with help from Graff Chevy Durand! Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Customize Your Chevy Truck with the "Digital Colorado Experience"

Customize Your Chevy Truck with the "Digital Colorado Experience"
DURAND, Mich - The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is more than just a versatile midsize truck with some of the most impressive segment-leading technology and stuff. This truck happens to be the poster child for active lifestyle vehicles; offering customers dozens of additional accessories that can meet anyone's specific needs. That being said, Chevrolet knew they needed to develop a unique way to present all of these options that would be straightforward and not overwhelm the customer.

Customers can now enjoy a whole new level of convenience and accesibility as they customize their Chevy truck with the "Digital Colorado Experience". Chevrolet launched this new website to provide customers with more than just a 360-degree view of the 2015 Colorado. Now any information, technology, and accessories on the 2015 Colorado are at a customer's finger tips in an interactive and captivating way. 

Customize Your Chevy Truck with the "Digital Colorado Experience"

Customers can visit the accessory builder page to check out any of the five pre-built Colorado packages - Polished, Safeguard, Onyx, Adventurer, and Commercial - developed from the massive catalog of accessories. On each of the packages is Chevrolet's GearOn™ cargo system, which is customizable with accessories that are tailored to various active lifestyles such as bike racks, tie downs, bed dividers, and tonneau covers. The digital experience also includes a video that shows how the 2015 Chevy Colorado can be optimized for any situation ranging from your morning commute to a family camping trip.

Customize your Chevy truck with the "Digital Colorado Experience" by selecting the package that best meets your and your family's needs. From there you can print a list of your desired accessories  and hand it over to us at Graff Chevy Durand. We will gladly take care of all of the ordering and installation! Craving more information about customizing your very own 2015 Chevrolet Colorado? Visit us at the dealership today!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Five Water Intrusion Tests Endured by the 2015 Chevy Colorado

Five Water Intrusion Tests Endured by the 2015 Chevy Colorado
DURAND, Mich - Visually and mechanically dynamic, truck enthusiasts can't help but bask in the overall beauty of the 2015 Chevy Colorado. Sometimes we get so distracted by our Chevy vehicle's advanced technological features or its glossy finish that we forget about what each vehicle must experience before it is able to make its way to the dealership. A great example? The Chevy Colorado. There were five water intrusion tests that had to be endured by the 2015 Chevy Colorado prior to  it rolling off of the delivery truck and onto our lot!

1. The Dunk Tank - This particular test was inspired by the severe flooding that occurred in Thailand during the 2011 monsoon season. The 2015 Chevy Colorado is driven into a tank which is then flooded by water up to the truck's rocker panel. From there, GM engineers are able to examine the effect on the underbody and chassis components that contain electrical wires and venting systems. 

2. The Universal Water Test - General Motor's universal water test is made up of 330 nozzles that spray 3,123 liters of water per minute for eight minutes straight. This puts the robustness of the vehicle's door and window seals to the test to determine long-term reliability. The test also helps to ensure that no water leaks into the cabin during wet weather conditions and the water does not interfere with powertrain venting systems or other underbody components. 

3. Mist Test - The universal water test has a function that simulates misty conditions, which can result in water creeping into areas of a vehicle that large drops of water do not. This could cause a leak by having water wick through weatherstrips with low compression.

4. Deep Fording Trough Test - A 15-meter deep outdoor fording trough simulates slow treks through water when water intrusion can impact the transmission fluids and powertrain components such as the rear exhaust.

5. High-Pressure Sprayers - Engineers at General Motors use high-pressure sprayers to test the strength of components such as charge ports, powertrain vents, fuel vent systems, and vehicle air induction systems behind grille openings. 

The five water intrusion tests endured by the 2015 Chevy Colorado were completed so that customers will never have to worry about the performance of their truck. No matter where your destination may be, General Motors wants to ensure that your truck can get you there no matter what weather conditions are outside your door. Flooded roads, river crossings, or even the most terrible of storms don't stand a chance against the Chevy Colorado. 

Interested in getting behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Chevrolet Colorado? Visit us at Graff Chevy Durand! Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Safe Driving Tips for Deer Season

DURAND, Mich - If you've seen the photos from our Busted Bumper Buck Pole Contest, you'll notice that the deer-collisions in the Durand area are beginning to steadily increase. It is that time of the season when deer come out the play, raising the potential for dangerous crashes out on the road. To avoid an unpleasant encounter with a doe-eyed friend, we are here to provide you with some safe driving tips for deer season.

Being that the fall months are the peak of breeding and hunting season, it is an especially dangerous time for drivers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, deadly crashes are more likely to occur in rural areas and on roads that have a speed limit of 55 MPH or higher. However regardless of the road you are driving on, it is important to be extra cautious during this time of the year.

Safe Driving Tips for Deer Season -

  • Deer are most active around sunset and sunrise, so it is in your best interest to be exceptionally alert if you are driving during these times.
  • Deer tend to travel in groups so it is safe to assume that if you see one, another one is probably nearby.
  • If you are driving at night when there is no opposing traffic, use your high beams. This will help you to scan for deer's illuminated eyes or dark silhouettes on the side of the road. If you do see one, no matter how far, start to slow down drastically. 
  • This one is VERY IMPORTANT.....DO NOT SWERVE to avoid hitting a deer. Swerving can lead to hitting another vehicle, tree or other object and is more likely to cause an even more dangerous accident. As you are about to hit the deer brake firmly, stay in your own lane, hold onto the steering wheel and bring your vehicle to a complete and controlled stop.
  • If you do hit a deer, be sure to turn on your emergency flashers and pull to the side of the road so that you are visible to other drivers. Stay inside of your vehicle. Never approach the deer because their hooves are extremely sharp, powerful and dangerous. 
  • Finally, utilize the OnStar button inside of your Chevrolet vehicle. OnStar is there to assist you through ANY type of situation.

If you've recently had an unfortunate encounter with a deer, Graff Durand can help! We are here to assist you with ALL of your vehicle repair needs AND we will also give you the chance to WIN $1,000 CASH with our Busted Bumper Buck Pole Contest!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is This the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro?

Is This the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro?
DURAND, Mich - Rumor has it that another highly anticipated General Motors vehicle has been spotted out on the road near Detroit while undergoing testing. Although nothing can be certain, the people at Top Speed noticed that this vehicle had been camouflaged with additional roof-obscuring padding which made them question: could this be the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro? 

Speculators believe that this camouflaged vehicle may be powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder as a response to the turbo 2.3 liter four-banger that was recently added to the Mustang's power plant 2015 lineup. The 2016 Chevy Camaro will ride on GM's Alpha platform that can be found on the Cadillac ATS and CTS. This new platform makes for improved proportions, a clean-cut shape and will also provide 2016 Camaro drivers with rear-wheel drive. Spies believe that the design of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has not be completely redone, but will definitely feature a sleeker, more dynamic look.

Is this the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro? The truth will soon be told! Keep up with the latest updates with Graff Chevy Durand! Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Help Durand High School Win "Celebrate My Drive"!

Help Durand High School Win "Celebrate My Drive"!
DURAND, Mich - Okay so, how about the bad news first? Did you know that teens die more from car crashes than any other cause? The first year of driving tends to be the most dangerous, which is why we are here to bring you the good news: Together we can DO something about it!

Celebrate My Drive celebrates this a new life of freedom that comes with a driver's license. A new life which includes making smart choices when behind the wheel and spreading the message of 2N2 - 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel. One simple habit can reduce the number of distracted drivers out on the road.

So where is our role in all of this? Well, we can join in on the celebration and help Durand High School Win "Celebrate My Drive" starting on Wednesday, October 15th thru the 24th! Each day we can make a safe driving commitment at www.celebratemydrive.com, which will count as 1 vote towards Durand High School! Your vote will get Durand High School one step closers to receiving up to $100,000 in grants AND  a special concert from The Band Perry!

Last year, over six million safe driving commitments were made in North America! Let's be apart of this amazing celebration and help Durand High School Win "Celebrate My Drive"! Visit www.celebratemydrive.com every day starting Wednesday, October 15th thru the 24th and make a safe driving commitment!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

5 Core Strength Elements on the Chevy Silverado

5 Core Strength Elements of the Chevy Silverado

DURAND, Mich - In order to be one of the most reliable, long-lasting full-size pickups on the road, everything on the truck from the foundation to the engine must be built with the most durable of materials. There are 5 Core Strength Elements on the Chevy Silverado that Chevy engineers have worked vigorously to develop that will continue to help take the full-size pickup to the next level of capability and efficiency.

1. Full Boxed Frame - The Chevy Silverado's full boxed frame -which includes main rails and major cross members composed of high-strength steel- creates a firm base for maximum hauling capability, exceptional crashworthiness AND the life span that customers demand. Developed by General Motors many years ago, this full boxed frame uses highly pressurized fluid to shape the frame rails, making a tougher and lighter frame than of those made from welded multi-piece components.

2. High-Strength-Steel-Reinforced Body Structure - High-strength steel not only earned the Silverado a 5-Star overall rating in government crash tests, but it is also the perfect compliment to the truck's fully boxed frame. High and ultra-high-strength steel makes up roughly 67 percent of the cab, enhancing the frame's overall strength and safety performance. Since this steel can be up to 30 percent lighter with the same amount of strength as carbon steel, customers will benefit from a lower overall vehicle cost.

3. Tough Cargo Box and Tailgate - The floor of the industry's most innovative cargo box is made up of a roll-formed steel that is stronger AND lighter than the normal stamped steel. This helps to control the Silverado's overall mass and in turn will improve efficiency and durability. Additional elements like a spray-on stone protection help to improve paint protection and corrosion resistance. As for the strength of the EZ Life-and-Lower tailgate on the Chevy Silverado, tests prove that it can easily withstand the drop of a 400-pound load on a concentrated area.

5 Core Strength Elements of the Chevy Silverado4. Advanced Small-Block Engine - Silverado's 5.3L EcoTec V-8 offers the best fuel economy estimates of any truck, getting you up to 23 mpg on the highway! Each of the three fifth-generation small-block engines offered on the Silverado 1500 lineup - 4.3L V-6, 5.3L V-8 and 6.2L V-8 - feature direct injection, Active Fuel Management AND variable valve timing for power, torque and efficiency through any type of driving condition. Chevy's small-block is a less complex and more compact design that provides exceptionally low-rpm torque -exactly what customers need when pulling a loaded cargo box or trailer.

5. Long-Lasting Duralife Brake Rotors - Each Silverado 1500 model has a standard four-wheel disc brake system with Duralife brake rotors. This improves braking performance and DOUBLES the service life. The 13-inch, vented front brake rotors are partnered with 13.6-inch rear rotors that provide the most stable braking performance even with a packed cargo box or when towing a trailer. 

Year after year, these 5 core strength elements on the Chevy Silverado continue to help customers get the job done. If you're interested in learning more about what the Silverado has to offer, visit us at Graff Chevy Durand!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Secrets Behind Camouflaging the 2016 Chevy Volt

The Secrets Behind Camouflaging the 2016 Chevy Volt
DURAND, Mich - Keeping one of the automotive industry's best-kept secrets is no easy task. Chevrolet has their work cut out for them as they work to mask the 2016 Chevy Volt's identity until it is ready for its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Ever wondered what exactly the secrets behind camouflaging the 2016 Chevy Volt are? 

Well, firstly it is in the laps of Chevy engineers, not the designers, to create a camouflage that will maintain the secret of the Volt's styling and still allow for proper validation of its systems. It is a difficult balance, finding a way to cover more of the vehicle without compromising the results of the vehicle's development tests.

Although some of the "cool" designs Chevy engineers use for camouflage do earn some style points, the method to their madness is strictly focused on hiding the vehicle. Developing the perfect camouflage started six months in advance of early development. Here are some of the secrets behind camouflaging the 2016 Chevy Volt:

  • Black and white patterns act as the perfect color scheme, creating a shadow that hides the vehicle's design elements.
  • A 3D layering method can throw off onlookers, but much be applied carefully as to not interrupt the airflow around the Volt.
  • Engineers have discovered that swirl patterns work better than the traditional grid pattern when it comes to realigning pieces of the vehicle.
  • Bubble wrap is a light-weight, easily attachable camouflage material that can easily confuse all of those snooping Chevy lovers.
Interested in learning more about what the Chevy Volt has to offer? Visit us at Graff Chevy Durand! Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!

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