Monday, August 31, 2015

Used Trucks Durand, MI

Used Trucks Durand, MI

Used Chevrolet Trucks Durand, MI – Let’s be honest, sometimes new trucks are pretty expensive. But if you’re looking for tough, reliable, affordable truck with low miles, this Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 W/T is exactly what you’re looking for. With 14,871 miles and a low price of $17,900, you can haul and tow for years to come.

This Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 W/T offers all of the benefits you’d expect from a pickup, including:

  • 3.23 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Front 40/20/40 Split-Bench Seat
  • GVWR: 6,400 lbs (2,903 kgs)
  • Solid Smooth Ride Suspension Package
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Vinyl Seat Trim
  • Wheels: 17” x 7.5” 6-Lug Painted Steel
  • Work Truck Equipment Group


Used Trucks Durand, MI
Engine: Vortec 43.L V6 MFI
Transmission: Electronic 4-Speed Automatic w/OD
Interior: Gray, Vinyl Seat Trim
Exterior: Silver Ice Metallic


If you need a reliable vehicle to lug all of your heavy equipment around, go with this Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 W/T. If you’d prefer something smaller, or a step up, check out the rest of the Certified Pre-Owned cars and trucks at our used car dealership serving Corunna, MI.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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, August 28, 2015

Get Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School

Get Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School

DURAND, Mich. –– The weather is turning, soon the leaves will follow suit, and a harbinger of autumn is in sight: the first day of school. Do yourself a favor and help your kids prepare in advance for the school year, thereby avoiding chaos the night before the first day. Here’s how you can get your kids ready to go back to school.

What’s for lunch?
Instead of throwing together a smorgasbord of snacks and potentially an apple for your children's lunches the morning of, plan out what you can pack for them a week ahead. This gives you time to ensure they get a healthy meal, and allows room for them to choose one or two items they prefer. Make the lunches the night before and keep your morning meltdown-free.

Are backpacks packed?
Your kids are bound to forget something they need on the firs day of school –– a book, pencils, a ruler –– which is why you should round them up and get everything situated before the first day of class. Help your kids pack their backpacks with the necessary school supplies and books a day or two beforehand. Everything will be ready the morning of and all your kids will have to do is sling their backpacks on their shoulders as they head out the door.

No more staying up late.
It’s one thing to get lunches and backpacks ready, but the hardest thing for kids is simply waking up early enough for school. You don’t want to bother with storming into each child's bedroom three times over before they finally listen and get out from under the covers. The best way to avoid your kids being late on their first day of school is to adjust their sleep schedule now, and no later. Start putting your kids to bed earlier, and waking them up earlier. By the time the first day of school hits, they should be ready to rise and shine without giving pushback.

Don’t wait to calm their nerves.
To kids, school is like a dark, ominous raincloud moving in over their summer beach party. Help them shake off that idea and learn to enjoy their school environment. The last thing you want is for your kids to pout or give you grief about getting out the door because they’re nervous about the first day of school. Prepare your kids by having a casual talk with them about why they’re nervous or excited for school. Have them lay it all out, expose their feelings, and it may help them feel like a burden was lifted. They’ll walk into class with a clear mind and more confidence.


These are just some of the major tactics you can use to get your kids ready to go back to school. Hopefully they spark other ideas that you can leverage to prepare your kids for the school year. Feel free to comment below if you have other tips for parents. Remember, after you drop your young scholars off on the first day of class, stop in at our Genesee County area used car dealer for an oil change or any other auto service you need – for once without the kids in the backseat fighting.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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, August 25, 2015

Online Visualizer Lets You Customize Your 2016 Camaro and Get a Price

Online Visualizer Lets You Customize Your 2016 Camaro and Get a Price
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DURAND, Mich. – If you’ve been anticipating the release of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, stay hyped – We have more news for you. Before you place an order for your Gen Six, an online visualizer lets you customize your 2016 Camaro and get a price.

Surprisingly, you can expect your Camaro to be pretty affordable, consider the type of vehicle it is, even with a multitude of updates and new standard features. The 1LT rolls in at a suggested retail price of $26,695, while the SS, Chevy’s most powerful Camaro ever, speeds things up a little to $37,295 for the 1SS.

While the new Camaro will hit dealer lots with a more straightforward lineup than before –as two models, LT and SS, and four trim levels, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS – you can expect more freedom in how you want the car to look with the online visualizer that lets you customize your 2016 Camaro and get a price.

Online Visualizer Lets You Customize Your 2016 Camaro and Get a Price
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You have a palette of features to sift through when it comes to customizing your 2016 Camaro, including five interior colors and different interior accents, 10 exterior colors, ground effects, wheels, and stripes. You can also pick and choose form accessories like:

  • Three aluminum wheel designs, in multiple finishes
  • Grille kits with six body-color inserts for LT and SS models; inserts are also available in chrome-appearance or primed versions for custom painting
  • A blade-style rear spoiler and a ground effects kit, each offered in 10 colors
  • Four exterior graphics packages, offered in multiple colors, including a body-side “spear” design; rally stripe design; front-fender “hash mark” design; and a racing stripe design
  • Interior trim kits, offered in multiple colors, including knee pads and door accent trim

Depending on the Gen Six model and trim you decide to go with, you can also choose alternate finishes for accessories like smoked taillamp lenses and blacked-out or LED-illuminated Chevrolet bowtie emblems.


If you’ve been waiting for the 2016 Camaro to hit the market, you’re probably even more excited knowing you can make your Gen Six completely personalized with the online visualizer. Giving customers exactly what they want is what Chevy does best, and we reflect that at our Clio area used car dealer, where we will have the 2016 Camaro in our inventory soon enough. We also have a large inventory of Certified Pre-Owned cars and trucks.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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, August 24, 2015

Used SUVs Durand, MI

Used SUVs Durand, MI

Used Jeeps Durand, MI – Are you ready to ditch your little sedan and conquer the muddiest trails known to man? If you have the guts to rough it out on the most unforgiving terrains, you should come test-drive this One-Owner 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Despite its readiness for the open road, this Jeep has hardly any wear and tear at 43,163 miles. Plus, you’ll get 15 mpg city and 19 mpg hwy, all for the reasonable price of $26,900.

We know hitting the trails isn’t the only thing on your mind as you look for your next vehicle. Don’t worry, this 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport is packed with convenient features that make mudding all the more enjoyable. As a bonus, this Wrangler also comes with a snow plow so nothing can stop you. Check out these other features:

  • 4x4
  • ABS
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Black Easy Folding Soft Top
  • Cloth Bucket Seats
  • Fog Lights
  • MP3 Compatibility
  • Normal Duty Suspension
  • Snow Plow
  • Stability Control
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Traction Control



Used SUVs Durand, MI
Engine: 3.8L V6 SMPI
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual (NSG370)
Interior: Cloth
Exterior: Red

If you want to control the muddy trails, dirt roads, and wilderness, make this One-Owner 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport yours. If you’re not into the whole “It’s a Jeep thing,” consider checking out the other used cars and trucks at our used car dealership serving Corunna, MI.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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, August 21, 2015

Graduate of General Motors Institute in Flint Develops Fuel-Efficient Vehicle that Gets 84 mpg

Graduate of General Motors Institute in Flint Develops Fuel-Efficient Vehicle
DURAND, Mich. – Twenty years ago in Flint, MI, General Motors Institute – now Kettering University – served as the seminal start of a journey that jumpstarted Paul Elio’s dream. The graduate of General Motors Institute in Flint developed a fuel-efficient vehicle that gets 84 mpg. Even better, Elio, the founder and CEO of Elio Motors, plans to sell the vehicle for a mere $6,800.

Despite Elio’s vehicle being labeled a “game-changer,” it has some drawbacks, although they’re necessary for the vehicle to be as cheap and efficient as it is. Elio’s vehicle has only three wheels, and can seat only two people, which might be trivial to plenty of drivers anyway.

Elio Motors website claims the vehicle’s ability to achieve 84 mpg is “simple physics.” Who knows what the scientific equations were that led Elio to develop such a brilliant vehicle, but we’re guessing the graduate of General Motors Institute in Flint developed a fuel-efficient vehicle through the lessons he learned at his alma mater.

Elio expects to launch his vehicle into production by 2016, but he still needs investors to help him reach that point. Fortunately, he has plenty of support from suppliers in metro Detroit as well as a staff-ready factory in Shreveport, LA.

Along with a growing following of backers, Elio’s vehicle already has 45,000 reservations from intrigued drivers anticipating its debut. He expects the vehicle will appeal to four market segments: new car buyers, used car buyers, car buyers with a limited budget, and car buyers looking for a secondary vehicle.

GMI in Flint was a starting point for Elio, but he’s since moved out of the mitten and now resides in Phoenix. Finding the road to success wasn’t simple for the entrepreneur, but after a slew of jobs before attending and graduating from GMI, Elio has carved out – and nearly conquered – a niche market for his product.

We love seeing members of the Flint community go on to lead successful lives around Michigan and beyond. Elio’s story of determination along with GM’s uptick in Flint-area investments has us growing more excited about the future of this city and its surrounding suburbs. That’s why we’re proud to be a Flint area Chevy dealership that provides a great inventory of new Chevy cars and new Chevy trucks to the people in this community.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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, August 19, 2015

GM Plans to Renovate Durant-Dort Factory One Near Downtown Flint

GM Plans to Renovate Durant-Dort Factory One near Downtown Flint
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DURAND, Mich. –– Before his successful foray into a seminal automotive industry in 1908 –– an entrance that correspondingly altered the business to this day –– General Motors founder William Durant cut his teeth producing carriages under Durant-Dort Carriage Company with his business partner Josiah Dort. After years of disrepair and neglect, GM plans to renovate Durant-Dort Factory One near downtown Flint as an homage to the automaker's forefather, but also to continue stabilizing the future of Flint and its metropolitan area through urban rejuvenation.

GM will invest millions to restore and repurpose the high-bay area of the factory’s west wing as an archive for an impressive auto collection presently under supervision at Kettering University and other noteworthy Flint vestiges from the Durant era. The second floor of the factory’s east wing will be renovated as a GM executives meeting area, as well as a space for community and educational groups to hold STEM-related classes, seminars, and research.

Before tackling the interior project, GM will work with architects from SmithGroupJJR, based in Ann Arbor, who have experience overhauling historic buildings and constructing contemporary archives.

GM purchased the factory in 2013 and has since invested $3 million to restore the exterior with new windows and doors, plus the installation of a fence around a GM-owned parking lot across Water Street. GM plans to renovate the interior of Durant-Dort Factory One near downtown Flint in early 2016, and expects a completion date to appear sometime in 2017.

GM's investment in the factory dovetails with a series of investments around Flint, including $2 million into Kettering University to develop a powertrain laboratory, $2 million into Kettering by 2018 for an automotive proving ground for students, and $877 million into Flint Assembly for a new body shop. It will also renovate the Durant-Dort Carriage Company office building across the street from the factory.

With the uproar of activity occurring in and around Flint, we truly believe this community is on the cusp of serious revitalization. We absolutely love being a Flint area Chevy dealer with an awesome inventory of new Chevy cars and trucks, and we can't wait to see what GM does for its hometown.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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, August 17, 2015

Used SUVs for Sale Durand, MI

Used SUVs for Sale Durand, MI

Used Chevrolet SUVs for Sale Durand, Mich. – Whether it’s soccer practice, a movie, or a trip across the U.S., you can take your family anywhere in this Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT. This Chevy SUV is the ideal vehicle for a family that offers plenty of space – like the classic minivan – but keeps itself grounded in performance and style. With only 18,104 miles to its name, this Traverse has plenty of life left to take you and your family where you need to go at 16 mpg city and 23 mpg hwy. The best part is it can be yours for $27,800!

What else can you expect from this Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT? Let’s just say it’s packed with features essential to a family vehicle, such as:

  • 8-Passenger Seating
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Back Up Camera
  • Bluetooth
  • MP3 Compatibility
  • OnStar
  • Power Windows, Door Locks, and Seats
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Remote Start
  • Security System
  • Side Air Bags
  • Stability Control
  • Steering Wheel Controls

Used SUVs for Sale Durand, MI
Engine: 3.6L SIDI V6
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Exterior: Atlantis Blue Metallic
Interior: Wood Grain Center Stack and Interior Trim

If you’re looking for the perfect vehicle to cart your family around in, this Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT is the SUV you want. Stop by our used car dealership serving Corunna, Mich., and take it for a test-drive. If it’s not the SUV you’re looking for, we have a wide array of other Certified Pre-Owned cars and trucks!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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, August 14, 2015

Chevrolet Corvette Will Be One of the Last Performance Vehicles to Become Driverless

Chevrolet Corvette One of the Last Performance Vehicles to Become Driverless
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DURAND, Mich. – Whether you like it or not, autonomous vehicles are quickly becoming a reality, and automotive executives predict driverless technology will be commonplace within the next 20 years.

It’s to the chagrin of many drivers who would prefer autonomous vehicles hit the road and drive far, far away from civilization. Bitterness fathoms from drivers who relish having control over their vehicles and fear that autonomous vehicle technology will strip them of the driving experience.

Fortunately, performance vehicles are untouchable right now, essentially out of reverence for their outstanding performance and style. These vehicles are manufactured to grant driver's enjoyment and control, which is why the Chevrolet Corvette will be one of the last performance vehicles to become driverless.

The news comes from comments made by Tadge Jeuchter, chief engineer for the Corvette, according to The Detroit News.

“We probably as a group will be the last to adopt autonomous technology,” Juechter said. “The whole purpose of our cars is to enjoy the driving experience, not to check out your email while you’re moving from one place to the other.”

Executives from Ford Motor Co. and Dodge joined Jeuchter to discuss the future of performance cars in the auto industry during “Horsepower Wars,” an annual business breakfast held by WWJ-950 at Duggan’s Irish in Royal Oak, Mich. The executives all agreed that one thing is very clear, despite all of ruckus over driverless cars – We’re living in the pinnacle age for performance vehicles. No wonder Juechter said the Chevrolet Corvette would be one of the last performance vehicles to become driverless.

Regardless of how quickly autonomous vehicle technology can transform the automotive landscape, vehicles will always need routine maintenance – driverless or not. Make sure you get into our Genesee county area used car dealer for regular oil changes and any other auto service your car may need!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429Hank 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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