Thursday, September 29, 2016

DIY Home Decor for Fall

DURAND, Mich., – Fall has arrived in Michigan! The days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling of, which makes it the perfect time to start getting cozy inside your home! Get inspired by our favorite DIY home decor for fall! For more information on how to complete these projects, or for even more ideas, check out our Graff Chevrolet Durand Pinterest page!

1. DIY Mobile

DIY Home Decor for Fall
This project is a fun project to do with the kids! Have them paint with fall colors and cut out leaves from their creations! Attach fishing line from the leaves to a branch and hang your project on the wall to bring fall indoors!

2. Hanging Sunflowers

DIY Home Decor for Fall
You can create this look with some supplies from the craft store. Grab some styrofoam balls, fake sunflowers and twine to hang them with! You can hang them inside or outside!

3. Pinecone Door Hanger

DIY Home Decor for Fall
If you'd like to forego the traditional fall wreath decoration, try painting your own pinecones! String them up to make a festive door hanger!

4. Creative Pumpkin Carving


DIY Home Decor for Fall
Of course you'll want to carve pumpkins, but get a little more crafty with stickers and markers! We love this haunted house look!

5. Painted Doormat

DIY Home Decor for Fall 
Create your own doormat by painting on one with craft store paint! It doesn't have to be spooky like this one! Try leaves or pumpkins for a more fall feel!

At Graff Chevrolet Durand, we want to keep your family cozy as the weather cools off! We hope our DIY home decor for fall gives you some inspiration to get your home looking like autumn! As you get wrapped up in fall decorating, don't forget to take care of your car! Winter is on its way, so make sure your car is running smoothly by scheduling an appointment online

Come see us at 9009 East Lansing Road in 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! For any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We proudly serve Durand, as well as the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and others.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Chevrolet Equinox Redesigned for 2018

DURAND, Mich., – The Chevrolet Equinox has been redesigned for 2018, and its updated features and design will blow you away. In an attempt to match their booming truck business, Chevrolet is pushing forward to grow their crossover and SUV business. From design, to connectivity, to safety, the all-new Equinox will meet all of your needs.

Design

The design of the new Chevy Equinox is described as "sleek" and "sophisticated." The sculpted exterior look is continued in the vehicle interior. New durable seat fabric is available, along with the option to neatly tuck away rear seats in order to better enable loading of cargo.  Extensive testing in the wind tunnel enhanced the vehicle's sporty exterior shape.

Chevrolet Equinox Redesigned for 2018

Connectivity

Chevy's latest MyLink technology system is available in the 2018 Equinox, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, OnStar, and 4G LTE Wi-fi. These features provide a top notch entertainment and safety experience.

Chevrolet Equinox Redesigned for 2018

Safety

From Teen Driver Technology to crash-avoidance features, the 2018 Equinox is state of the art when it comes to safety. Teen Driver allows parents to monitor their teen's driving and set parameters for speed and music volume. Crash-avoidance features offer alerts to potential crash threats.

Chevrolet Equinox Redesigned for 2018

In addition to the newest design and safety features, the all-new Chevrolet Equinox redesign for 2018 also offers buyers 3 different turbocharged engines. One of these options is the turbo diesel engine, the first of this type in an SUV in North America. The AWD feature of the Equinox is switchable in the new model, which helps to enhance efficiency. Be sure that your current vehicle is running efficiently by keeping up on your routine maintenance! Schedule a service appointment on our website today, or stop by the dealership!

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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chevrolet to Improve Trailering Safety and Standards

DURAND, Mich., – Chevrolet is excited to announce its new partnership with the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) to bring customers a safer trailering experience. Chevy, the RVIA, and the NATM, are aware that customers who are towing trailers want a more integrated towing experience, and intend to bring customers exactly what they're looking for by improving trailering safety and standards.


With input from industry leading associations with extensive experience in the field of towing and trailering safety, Chevrolet will work to develop technologies to increase safety and provide new towing features. As well as safety and integration, new technologies will also increase ease of use for trailer owners, and alert owners of trailer tampering or theft.

Chevrolet to Improve Trailering Safety and Standards

“Safety and ease of use are key considerations for families that use RV trailers,” Bruce Hopkins, RVIA vice president, Standards, said. “We’re pleased to partner with Chevrolet and NATM on this project to create a safer, simpler and easier towing experience.”

Chevrolet to Improve Trailering Safety and Standards

Chevrolet wants to keep drivers safe out on the road! By partnering with the RVIA and the NATM, Chevy will introduce new technologies to improve trailering safety and standards. Graff Chevrolet Durand wants you to keep you safe too! Schedule an appointment online with the Graff Durand Service Center, and we'll make sure you're up to date on all of your routine maintenance

Come see us at 9009 East Lansing Road in 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! For any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We proudly serve Durand, as well as the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and others.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Farm Attractions Near Durand

DURAND, Mich., – Fall is in the air and we can practically smell the cider and donuts! If you're craving fall's most favored treats this season, be sure to stop by one of these fall farm attractions near Durand! There's no other time of year to stuff yourself with cider and donuts, pick pumpkins or apples, or check out a corn maze! These nearby farms have something fun for everyone! Start planning your trip now!


1. Montrose Orchards - Montrose, MI

Fall Farm Attractions Near Durand
Montrose Orchards has apple cider, donuts, pumpkins, hayrides, and much more to satisfy your fall cravings! 

2. Peacock Road Family Farm - Laingsburg, MI

Fall Farm Attractions Near Durand
Head to Peacock Road to see the pumpkin patch, take a covered wagon ride or pony ride, or partake in tons of other fun fall activities! 

3. Uncle John's Cider Mill - St. Johns, MI

Fall Farm Attractions Near Durand
Uncle John's is the ultimate cider destination. They offer everything from food, to cider, to fresh vegetables and fruit. While apples are their main focus, the offer a variety of family events throughout the season.

4. Mueller's Orchard - Linden, MI

Fall Farm Attractions Near Durand
Mueller's offers a fresh farm market, cider, donuts, family events, and wagon rides all season long!

If you're in search of a fun place to spend a day this fall, take your family to any of these great fall farm attractions near Durand! We think you'll enjoy the atmosphere, the activities, and most importantly, the cider and donuts! Take advantage of the fall pricing deals at Graff Chevrolet Durand while they last! You can drive a Malibu or a Cruze for less than $100/ mo! 

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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Pick of the Week – 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Used Cars for Sale in Durand, Mich., – This week we're featuring our pick of the week – 2011 Chevrolet Cruze! This front wheel drive sedan gets impressive gas mileage at 28 city/42 hwy. With only 64,565 miles, this used vehicle is a steal at $10,900. Vehicle features include:

Pick of the Week – 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

  • OnStar
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Security System
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control 
  • ABS

Pick of the Week – 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Engine: ECOTEC 1.4L DOHC VVT Turbocharged
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Exterior: Silver Ice Metallic
Wheels: 17'' Forged Light-Weight Polished Alloy

Pick of the Week – 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

If you're in search of a used car, come take a look at our pick of the week – 2011 Chevrolet Cruze! With such great gas mileage, you'll go further in between fill-ups! If this isn't the car for you, be sure to stop by and let one of our sales professionals assist you in your search! You can start the car buying process online by browsing our inventory of new or used vehicles!

Pick of the Week – 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chevrolet Fuels Positivity with IBM Watson

DURAND, Mich., – September 13th was the official “International Day of Positive Thinking.” With this in mind, Chevrolet fueled positivity with IBM Watson by creating the online Chevrolet Global Positivity System.

Chevrolet Fuels Positivity with IBM Watson

The online system analyzes your social media presence and rates you on a scale of 1-200, 200 being extremely positive. After it rates your positivity, it shows your most positive posts and your least positive posts. It picks out positive words and which emojis you use often, and gives you a personality summary. The system wraps up your analysis by suggesting some new activities to try in order to bring positivity to your life.

Chevrolet Fuels Positivity with IBM Watson

To promote Chevy’s “never-give-up attitude,” and to inspire positivity amongst customers, Chevy set up “Positivity Pumps” at three locations globally. They allowed patrons at gas stations in Buenos Aires, New Orleans, and Cape Town, the opportunity to analyze themselves on the Chevrolet Global Positivity System and offered free gas based on their score.

Chevrolet Fuels Positivity with IBM Watson

We think it’s the little things that make life worth living, and are really excited about Chevrolet fueling positivity with IBM Watson. These types of fun and interactive campaigns make people excited and set Chevy apart from other auto dealers across the globe. To check your own positivity score, you can connect your Twitter or Facebook account at www.findnewroads.com! Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to fuel your positivity by offering to double your trade in vehicle up $5,000! Start shopping our online inventory 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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Happy National Milkshake Day!

DURAND, Mich., – Happy National Milkshake Day! We'd like to encourage you to celebrate this sweet holiday with a few creative milkshake recipes! These recipes are inspired by some of our favorite foods and desserts! Do you have a favorite dessert that would make a good milkshake? Today is the perfect day to give it a try! The main ingredients of any good milkshake are ice cream and milk. You can add just about anything else you can think of to give your treat some flare! Let us know how your milkshake adventure goes! Here are our favorites:

1. Circus Cookie Milkshake

Happy National Milkshake Day!
These cookies are hard to put down in the first place, turn them into a milkshake? They are to die for! 

2. Banana Split Milkshake

Happy National Milkshake Day!
Who doesn't love an awesome banana split? You don't have to worry about your ice cream melting too quick, it's already blended and in a glass! 

3. Birthday Cake Milkshake

Happy National Milkshake Day!
Pretend it's your birthday all the time with this fun milkshake! Just add some cake mix to get that birthday cake flavor!

4. Honey Nut Cheerios Milkshake

Happy National Milkshake Day!
This one might seem a little out there, but think about the milk at the bottom of your bowl after you eat your honey nut cheerios. Now add ice cream. Yum!

We hope everyone has a happy National Milkshake Day! We love this excuse to eat some delicious desserts! Heck, even have two if you'd like! Double dessert is always okay! Doubling the value of your trade vehicle is a pretty sweet deal too! Right now, we'll double your trade value up to $5,000! Go value your trade on our website!

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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes

DURAND, Mich., – Football season has officially arrived!  Most likely, you'll find yourself invited to one or more tailgate parties this fall. Even if you're not too interested in football, it's probably safe to assume that you're interested in food! Tailgate snacks are the best part of the party! Take a look our list of 10 tasty tailgate recipes to try this fall! We think they'll keep your friends full and happy, no matter the outcome of the big game!

1. Chicken Wings

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
Chicken wings are a tailgate staple food! These ones are spicy and delicious, and the dipping sauce is a perfect compliment.

2. Chilli Verde

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
This veggie chili recipe will keep your friends warm during those chilly game days!


3. Popcorn Toffee Bars

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
Bring dessert with these easy to make toffee bars! 

4. Buffalo Chicken Roll-ups

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
Roll-up bites are the perfect finger food for your next tailgate!

5. JalapeƱo Poppers

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
These appetizers are perfectly cheesy and fairly simple to prepare! 

6. Touchdown Turnovers

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
Another sweet treat! Your friends will love these flakey hand-held snacks!


7. Mini Meatball Sandwiches

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
An ideal grab-and-go sandwich that's cheesy, meaty, and bite-sized!

8. Spicy Pigs in a Blanket

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
No party would be complete without pigs in a blanket! This spicy version will have your friends headed back for seconds!

9. Broccoli Rabe Provolone Grinders

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
Another snack that's sure to please vegetable lovers, this sub-style sandwich can be served hot or cold!

10. Spinach Mushroom Dip

10 Tasty Tailgate Recipes
We couldn't leave out the spinach dip! It wouldn't be a tailgate without this cheesy favorite!

Next time you're invited to a football event, pick one of our 10 tasty tailgate recipes to bring along! As fall hits us full force, make sure you're staying up to date on all of your vehicle maintenance! Be sure to schedule an appointment online with Graff Chevrolet Durand so we can make sure your car stays running smoothly! You can also check out our routine maintenance page and our service FAQ section for some helpful information!

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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV Recharged for 2017

DURAND, Mich., – The new Chevrolet Bolt EV has been recharged for 2017 and will now offer drivers the ability to potentially stop the vehicle without using the brake pedal. This type of braking system is referred to as regenerative braking or “regen” braking. Although this driving method does not eliminate the need to use the brake pedal completely, this progressive form of brake system will increase energy efficiency.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Recharged for 2017

This form of braking in electric vehicles is a way to save energy by redirecting unused energy back to the engine. This method is also referred to as one-pedal driving. Owners of the 2017 Bolt EV will have four different modes to choose from when engaging in one-pedal driving:

  • Operating in Drive and easing off the accelerator
  • Operating in Drive and using the new Regen on Demand paddle on the steering wheel
  • Operating in Low and easing off the accelerator
  • Operating in Low and using the Regen on Demand paddle




Throughout testing, engineers discovered that using one-pedal driving methods can increase range by up to 5 percent and provide 200 miles on the Bolt EV. It seems to us like the newest Chevrolet Bolt EV has been recharged for 2017!

Chevrolet Bolt EV Recharged for 2017

Whatever your preferred driving method, it’s important to take care of your vehicle all the time! With help from our routine maintenance and service FAQ pages, you can you keep your car running for years to come! At Graff Chevrolet Durand, we want to put you in the vehicle to fit your lifestyle and needs! If you can’t find what you’re looking for by searching our online inventory, a sales professional would be more than happy to assist you in your vehicle hunt!

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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pick of the Week – 2012 Nissan Juke

Used Cars for Sale in Durand, Mich., – This week we're featuring our pick of the week – 2012 Nissan Juke! This mini sport utility vehicle gets impressive gas mileage! At 27 city/32 hwy mpg, you can spend less time at the gas pump, and more time on the road! This great little SUV has only had one owner, 57,953 miles, and is priced at $13,500. Vehicle features include:

Pick of the Week – 2012 Nissan Juke

  • Heated Seats
  • Back Up Camera
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Premium Sound
  • Moon Roof
  • Leather Seats
  • Security System
Pick of the Week – 2012 Nissan Juke

Engine: 1.6L 16-Valve DOHC I4
Transmission: Xtronic CVT
Exterior: Sapphire Black
Wheels: 17'' Aluminum-Alloy

Pick of the Week – 2012 Nissan Juke

If you're looking for a great used vehicle, stop by Graff Chevrolet in Durand to test drive our pick of the week – 2012 Nissan Juke. Feel free to take a look our entire online inventory of new and used vehicles, or come walk the lot with one of our sales professionals! We want you to find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle! If you're having trouble finding what you need, contact us at (989) 288-267 so that one of our experienced staff can get you what you're looking for!

Pick of the Week – 2012 Nissan Juke

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, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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