Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Cookie Recipes!

DURAND, Mich., –– Cookies and baked goods are a favorite and integral part of Christmas! Walking in to a warm home with the delicious smell of a fresh batch baking in the oven is enough to make even the stingiest Scrooge smile. So, whether it's baking for Santa or for your own enjoyment, try these Christmas cookie recipes to help make the season bright!

Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

If you like chocolate even a little bit, then these are the cookies for you. Be careful though, if you try one you may not be able to resist eating a second, or third, or fourth!

Christmas Cookie Recipes!


Red Velvet Snowballs

These decadent treats are tasty as they are pretty to look at. Set them out in a decorative bowl for all your visitors to nibble on.

Christmas Cookie Recipes!


Caramel-Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Gingerbread isn't just for making cute little houses, it's very tasty too!

Christmas Cookie Recipes!


Shortbread Bites

The red and green sprinkles are a perfect way to put a festive spin on these crowd-pleasers.

Christmas Cookie Recipes!

Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies

The name says it all!

Christmas Cookie Recipes!


Whoville Cookies

Even the Grinch himself would happily munch on these! Plus, they're the perfect cookies to leave out for Santa!

Christmas Cookie Recipes!



Need more holiday inspiration? Find these Christmas cookie recipes and more on our Holiday Pinterest Board as well as Christmas crafts and decoration ideas! Also, why not make things easy on Santa this year and take a look at our online inventory to find the vehicle at the top of your wish list! Happy Holidays from Graff Durand! Prepare for the cold winter ahead by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center.

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, November 22, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Lineup Wins 18 Awards at Los Angeles Auto Show

DURAND, Mich., –– Chevrolet's 2017 lineup is coming off an impressive week after being recognized for 18 awards at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a brand record for Chevy. The all-new Bolt EV led the way with five awards, including being named to the illustrious Car and Driver 10Best Cars list with the Camaro 1LE, and Corvette Grand Sport. In total, nine different Chevy vehicles were recognized at the L.A. Auto Show, proving that the future is bright at Chevrolet.

The complete list of awards:

Bolt EV

  • Car and Driver – 10Best Cars
  • Car Connection – Best EV to Buy, Best Hatchback to Buy
  • Green Car Reports – Best New Car to Buy
  • Green Car Journal – Green Car of the Year
  • Hispanic Motor Press – Best EV/Plug-In Vehicle

2017 Chevrolet Lineup Wins 18 Awards at Los Angeles Auto Show

Camaro

  • Car and Driver – 10Best Cars
  • Hispanic Motor Press – Best American Muscle

2017 Chevrolet Lineup Wins 18 Awards at Los Angeles Auto Show

Colorado

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Compact Pickup)
  • Hispanic Motor Press – Best Pickup Medium Size

Corvette

  • AutoGuide.com – Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year
  • Car and Driver – 10Best Cars
  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Premium Sporty/Performance Car)

Impala

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Large Car)
  • Kelley Blue Book – 2017 Best Buy Award (Full-Size Car)

Malibu

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Midsize Car)

2017 Chevrolet Lineup Wins 18 Awards at Los Angeles Auto Show

Silverado 1500

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Large Pickup)

Tahoe

  • Kelley Blue Book – 2017 Best Buy Award (Full-Size SUV)

Volt

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Electric Car)

2017 Chevrolet Lineup Wins 18 Awards at Los Angeles Auto Show


In addition to the 2017 Chevy lineup winning 18 awards at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Bolt EV was named the MOTOR TREND Car of the Year, one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry. If you're looking to make a change to a new vehicle like one of the 2017 models listed above, we encourage you to visit our dealership in Durand, MI. We'd be happy to help you find the SUV, truck, sedan or crossover you're looking for. We also want to help you be safe on the road. Make sure to complete your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Durand Service Center.

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, November 17, 2016

New Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dishes

DURAND, Mich., –– Every family has a few Thanksgiving recipes that everyone looks forward to. Maybe for you, it's waiting all year to sample some of Aunt Lynda's famous stuffing. However, there's usually always an area of the meal that could use improving. So, if you're looking to impress everyone by showing up on turkey day with a new twist on a classic Thanksgiving dish we've got a few suggestions for you.

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey Cinnamon Dip

We can't get enough of sweet potatoes lately and this scrumptious dish is the perfect way to bring them to the Thanksgiving table. Plus, the honey cinnamon dip is out of this world.

New Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dishes


Green Bean Casserole with Onion Rings

If you never understood the hype about green bean casserole, this recipe will help change your mind.


New Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dishes

Focaccia Stuffing

The light, buttery focaccia bread is perfect for stuffing, and the savory Italian herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts are so good you won't mind the departure from the sacred family stuffing recipe.

New Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dishes


Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon

A fresh take on Thanksgiving sides that everyone will love. This dish packs in every flavor you can imagine. Plus, bacon.

New Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dishes


Coconut Cream Pie

A creamy and delicious alternative for family members who aren't fans of pumpkin pie.

New Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dishes


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

This recipe may take a bit more effort, but if you pull it off you'll likely be everyone's favorite person at Thanksgiving. A more decadent dessert there is not.

New Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dishes

So take a chance and try some new twists on classic Thanksgiving dishes this year. Who knows, maybe you'll start a new family tradition! We also want to help you be safe on the road this fall and winter, especially if you've got long drives to get to your holiday celebrations. Make sure to complete your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Durand Service Center.

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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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pick of the Week – 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2WT

DURAND, Mich., –– This week, we're featuring our pick of the week - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2WT. This truck is practically brand new, with only one previous owner and 11,777 miles on it. You can be the proud owner of this Silverado for $25,900.

Pick of the Week – 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2WT


Vehicle Features Include:
  • OnStar
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Stability Control
  • Bluetooth
  • Chevrolet MyLink System
  • Traction Control
  • 4x4
  • Side Air Bags
  • ABS

Pick of the Week – 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2WT


Engine: 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 FlexFuel

Transmission: Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD
Wheels: 17" x 8" Stainless Steel Clad
Exterior: Victory Red

Pick of the Week – 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2WT

Visit our dealership to check out and test drive our pick of the week - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2WT. This strong and reliable truck has everything you need to tackle the toughest jobs and roads. It also comes with a distinguished Jet Black and Dark Ash interior with cloth seat trim and gets 17 city/22 hwy mpg. To top it all off, its 4.3L V8 engine has 285-hp and 305 lb-ft torque. To see this and other new and used vehicles, stop by Graff Chevrolet in Durand, MI and one of our experienced sales staff would be happy to assist you! 

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, November 10, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Nominated for Green Car of the Year

DURAND, Mich., –– Chevrolet's new all-electric vehicle, the 2017 Bolt EV, has been nominated for the Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year award. This prestigious award is given each year by Green Car Journal, an eco-conscious automotive magazine, to the vehicle that best embodies efficiency, affordability and overall environmental achievement. The 2017 Bolt EV named among four other finalists and the winner will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17th.

The 2017 Bolt's record-setting electric range, an EPA estimated 238 miles, was one of its chief reasons for being nominated as it is the first production electric vehicle to achieve a 200-plus mile driving range. Chevrolet is also aiming to repeat as the title holder, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt won the Green Car of the Year at last year's convention. The Green Car of the Year is selected through a majority vote by an esteemed jury that includes multiple industry leaders and celebrity auto enthusiast Jay Leno.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is designed to be exceptionally aerodynamic and light weight to help its electric motor be as productive as possible. For example, due to having an electric battery motor, the 2017 Bolt does not require air that a conventional motor needs for combustion so the underbody of the car is able to be enclosed and thus more aerodynamic. It doesn't lack style though, as it's expressive proportions and body lines offer a solid, robust stance on the road. The battery's positioning even allows for a flat floor and increased spaciousness in the interior.

The Bolt's 238-mile range allows for five times the mileage needed for the average daily commute of 40 miles. This means you could potentially go multiple of days without having to charge the battery, if you so choose.

Additional features include:
  • Electronic precision shift 
  • Michelin self-sealing tires 
  • 17" painted aluminum wheels 
  • 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen 
  • Rear vision camera 
General Motors and Chevrolet are committed to advancing eco-friendly automotive technology and are proud of their achievement, earning back to back nominations. With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV being nominated for Green Car of the Year, they hope that another victory after last year's triumph with the 2016 Volt will serve as major step forward in their mission to bring affordable and capable eco-friendly vehicles to the public.
We recommend following our Fall Car Care steps to keep your safe on the road and ready for the harsh winter weather ahead. Or, stop by our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center for assistance.

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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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

30 Things to be Thankful for

DURAND, Mich., –– As Thanksgiving draws near we encourage you to take some time think about all the things you appreciate in your life. If you need some inspiration, we've come up with a list of 30 things to be thankful for. Feel free to use them as your own!



1. Good health - Not to be taken for granted.
2. Family - You love them no matter what, and they do too.
3. Friends - Could you really make it without them?
4. Shelter & safety - It's a crazy world out there, but many of us are lucky enough to have a roof over our heads and be safe.
5. Our Armed Service members - We can't thank them enough.
6. Pets - Fuzzy, cuddly friends!
7. Pumpkin pie, stuffing, and all the other Thanksgiving dinner favorites - *Mouth begins to water*
8. Leftovers - Arguably better than the original meal.
9. Music - Perhaps life's greatest treasure.
10. Netflix - Better than air.
11. Laughter - It's the best medicine.
12. Books - They're like Netflix, but on paper!
13. Chocolate - Best consumed with #15
14. Sunsets - Fall sunsets give summer ones a run for their money.
15. Peanut butter - Best consumed with #13
16. Vehicle safety - We care about your safety on the road
17. Wool socks - If you're lucky, you'll probably be getting another pair for Christmas from Mom.
18. Weekends - No explanation needed.
19. Leftover candy from Halloween - If it's not stale yet...
20. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate - Hot drinks in a warm mug are unmatched.
21. The Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving day - They may not win, but they will be playing.
22. The National Dog Show - The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has nothing on the dog show.
23. The snooze button - Hit it again!
24. Blanket forts - You're never too old.
25. Handwritten notes - Making people feel extra special since email was invented.
26. Bubble wrap - *pop*
27. Karaoke - SWEEEETTT CAROLINE! BAH, BAH, BAHHH!
28. Movie theatre popcorn - Extra butter please.
29. Pets - Did we say this one already?
30. Yourself - "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!" - Dr. Seuss

We hope our list of 30 things to be thankful for will inspire you to not take the good things in your life for granted. Also, as we mentioned in our list above, your safety on the road is our chief concern at Graff Durand and we recommend following our Fall Car Care steps to get your vehicle ready for the harsh winter weather to come. Or, stop by our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center for assistance.

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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Thursday, November 3, 2016

2016 SEMA Chevrolet Preview

DURAND, Mich., –– From Nov. 1st - 4th, the SEMA show is being held in Las Vegas. It is one of Las Vegas' largest annual conventions and the premier automotive speciality trade event in the world. Each year a number of incredible vehicles are showcased and this year Chevrolet featuring approximately 20 new vehicles, including the Blue Line Concept models. Here are a few of our favorites from the 2016 SEMA Chevrolet preview vehicles.

Camaro SS Slammer

This Camaro features an aggressive slammed stance and Dazzling Black exterior with Adrenaline Red interior. With a LT1 6.2L V-8 engine under the hood it rates at 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, and is matched with the six-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match. It also has Chevrolet Performance’s axle-back and stainless steel exhaust system installed for better engine breathing and a deeper exhaust growl.

2016 SEMA Chevrolet Preview

Silverado 1500 High Desert

This Silverado show truck was designed as an expression of the functional style and performance of Chevy's truck line. It features an all-new, lockable and water resistant cargo system and available Magnetic Ride Control Suspension. Powered by a 6.2L V-8 and backed by the new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful engine offered in a light-duty truck. The design team had fun with the aesthetics on this truck. They started with a clean Slate Blue exterior, accented with bronze-tinted trim, and  then a unique High Desert theme interior with Cocoa leather seat inserts.

2016 SEMA Chevrolet Preview

Colorado Z71 Hurley Edition

Chevrolet and Hurley have collaborated to design the perfect mobile unit for surfers and beach enthusiasts. This Colorado comes everything you need including a custom surfboard carrier systems, custom Bimini-style cover for shade on a sunny day, and a bed-mounted Thule rack that for dying wetsuits and storing for drinking-water containers. Additionally, it also has breathable, quick-drying ventiprene seats so your seats will never stay wet from swimsuits again. This truck also boasts a 3.6L V-6 engine, rated at 308 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling 7,000 pounds of max towing. The finishing touch is a custom Seafoam Green exterior, complimented by Hurley graphics.

2016 SEMA Chevrolet Preview


Trax Activ

Toeing the line between trail-ready and urban-chich, the Trax Activ makes the most of it's ability to traverse both environments seamlessly. With lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, an accessory Thule roof basket with mounted custom LED light bar, and custom Satin Sandstorm exterior this crossover leaves no doubt that it is ready for the road less traveled.

2016 SEMA Chevrolet Preview


Colorado ZH2

The Colorado ZH2 is designed for the U.S. Army to test and evaluate the effectiveness of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered off-road vehicle in mission settings. This behemoth gets its juice from the 93 kW fuel cell system transferred to the 132-kW electric motor, which produces 236 lb.-ft. of instantaneous torque. The hood, front fenders, rear fenders and bed hatch are fabricated from carbon fiber with Kevlar reinforcements. The ZH2 also features a custom 30-inch LED light bar, custom turn signals, and 7-inch front headlights. This truck is ready to handle the toughest missions imaginable.

2016 SEMA Chevrolet Preview


These vehicles are just five of the approximately 20 vehicles in the 2016 SEMA Chevrolet preview at the convention in Las Vegas from Nov. 1st - 4th. Many of these vehicles may just be concept models but they show that the future is bright at Chevy.

If you're interested in checking out the 2017 Silverados, Camaros, Colorados, or Trax we recommend stopping by our dealership. We'd be happy to help you find the truck, car, crossover, or SUV you're looking for. We also want to help you be safe on the road. Make sure to complete your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Durand Service Center.

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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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pick of the Week – 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco


Used Cars for Sale in Durand, Mich., – This week we're featuring our pick of the week  2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco! This four-door sedan has only 77,681 miles on it and has only had one previous owner. You can purchase this vehicle used for only $11,900.

Pick of the Week – 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Vehicle features include:

  • Stability Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • OnStar
  • MyLink system with touch screen display
  • Satellite Radio
  • Audio Input Jack

Pick of the Week – 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Engine: ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder DI

Transmission: Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD
Wheels: 17" 5-Spoke Aluminum
Exterior: Crystal Red Tintcoat

Pick of the Week – 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Head to Graff Chevrolet in Durand to check out our pick of the week - 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. This sleek Chevy Malibu Eco will get you there in style with boosted fuel efficiency. It has a luxurious interior and gets 25 city/37 hwy mpg. It has an 182 hp engine 2.4L in-line 4 cylinder gas engine that integrates with a 15 kW electric motor generator with a lithium ion battery for heavy acceleration. To see this and other used vehicles, stop by Graff Chevrolet in Durand, Mi and one of our experienced sales staff would be happy to assist you! 

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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