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Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand Offers New Chevys, Used Cars, Auto Service, and Body Repair in Durand, MI

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Find New Roads at Graff Chevy Durand

At Hank Graff Chevrolet in Durand, we want to revolutionize the car buying experience by making it fun. After all, getting behind the wheel of a new car should be exciting!

When you visit our dealership, you’ll find that our team members enjoy being here. You will hear a lot of laughter, jokes, and genuine enjoyment echo throughout our dealership’s lobby. This fun atmosphere is what keeps customers coming back to our dealership time and time again!

If you’d like to see how we’re changing the car buying experience for the better, stop by our dealership today. We look forward to getting you into a vehicle you’ll enjoy for years to come!

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Durand Oil Change and Tire Center | Visit Us Today For a Fast Tune-Up!

Routine maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle in pristine condition. To keep your car, truck, SUV or crossover looking and performing like new, we recommend stopping by our Durand Oil Change and Tire Center!

At our Hank Graff Oil Change and Tire Center, we offer quick and affordable auto service. Additionally, our Service Center and Quick Oil Change and Tire Center are all staffed with ASE Certified technicians. This ensures you get back on the road quickly in a vehicle that will continue to perform perfectly.

No appointment is necessary and we service all makes and models. Stop by today for a fast tune-up and leave happy – that’s our guarantee!

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Graff Chevy Welcomes Every New Customer With a Bucket Tour!

We appreciate every single one of our customers. After all, we know that we would not be the business we are today without the support of new and loyal customers! To thank new customers for giving Hank Graff Chevrolet – Durand the opportunity to serve them, we take them on the Bucket Tour!

On this tour, new customers visit the various departments around the dealership and fill their bucket up with gifts. This is a great way for our new customer to get to know our team members, while also enjoying little tokens of our appreciation.

To learn more about the Bucket Tour, click the link below!

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Hank Graff Chevrolet | New Cars, Used Cars, Certified Pre-Owned Cars, Auto Service and Body Repair in Durand, MI

Hank Graff Chevrolet is proud to be the dealership of choice for customers in Durand and beyond. We enjoy helping satisfy the automotive needs of our customers – all while providing an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere!

At Hank Graff Chevy – Durand, we offer customers a car buying experience that has been revolutionized. We’ve changed the way people buy cars by making it fun and exciting. Gone are the days where it’s all about paperwork, competition, and doing whatever it takes to just make the sale.

At our dealership, we know our customers are more than a number. It is because of this that we strive to make sure you have fun, enjoy yourself, and leave satisfied.

Our team members believe in working together to improve customer satisfaction. This eliminates the negative and competitive nature that is often associated with car salesmen – our team is made up of genuinely good people!

In addition to an enjoyable car buying experience, we also offer a great selection of New Chevy, Certified Pre-Owned, and Used vehicles. No matter if you’re looking for a car, truck, SUV or crossover, we have a vast inventory for you to peruse. We’ve also made our inventory available online so you can browse from the comfort of your home or office.

After you’ve left our dealership, we’ll continue to help you take care of your purchase with routine maintenance and auto service. No matter if you’re in need of an oil change, tire rotation, etc., our knowledgeable service team will be able to quickly and affordably service your car.

We also offer auto body repair, financial assistance, parts and accessories, and so much more! No matter the make or model, please don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to Hank Graff Chevrolet in Durand. To reach us directly, call (989) 288-2657.

Hank Graff Chevrolet is located in Durand at 9009 E. Lansing rd. In addition to Durand, we also serve Fenton, Linden, Owosso, Flint, Lansing, Corunna, Haslett, Beecher, Burton, Vernon, Newburg, Bancroft, Middletown, Kerby, Lennon, Duffield, Swartz Creek, Gaines, and more!

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Prep Your Home and Car for the Cold Weather Ahead - 11/20/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Winter is right around the corner, making everyone anxious for what this cold season will bring to Michigan this year. Whether it is snow or below freezing temperatures, it's best to be prepared for what is to come. Your house and vehicle(s) are valuable investments. They may not be ready for the impact that the cool temps will have on them. That is why we've put together a list of how to prep your home and car for the cold weather ahead. These tips will make your life easier and help you save a few extra bucks in the long run this season:

Prep Your Home and Car for the Cold Weather Ahead

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  1. Prep all your plumbing inside and out. Clean out your house's gutters and disconnect/drain all your outside hoses. Shut off your outside water valves, if possible. Keep your cabinet doors open in your kitchen and bathroom(s) during cold spells to allow warm air to circulate around your pipes. Use heat tape around pipes that are prone to freezing, if necessary.
  2. If you have a fireplace, make sure it is ready to go for nice and cozy fires all winter long. Get your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional. It is also a good idea to have your heating components in your house checked to make certain that warm air will flow freely.
  3. Sealing the leaks around your house will keep the warm air inside. You don't want any cold drafts seeping in. Add weather-stripping around your doors and windows and caulk any gaps that you see. Also replace any worn doorstops. If need-be, install storm windows and doors to ensure every inch of your house is closed off from the outside air.
Prep Your Home and Car for the Cold Weather Ahead

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  1. Tire Maintenance: Check your tire pressure. Cold weather can cause your tire's air pressure to decrease. Road conditions aren't ideal in the winter, increasing the chances of getting into an accident. Check your tire tread as well to ensure your vehicle will have enough grip on the road in the snow and slushy/wet conditions this season.
  2. Brake Care: If your brakes aren't in the best condition, you are putting yourself at risk while driving. Ensure your safety on the road by getting your brakes inspected. They may need to be repaired or replaced.
  3. Vehicle Fluids: Oil is a vital component to your car's ability to run properly. Check your oil to make sure it's not low or black and gritty. If it is, you'll want to stop in for an oil change to help last you through the winter. Also make sure to check out your vehicle's other fluids, including coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and washer fluid.
  4. Wiper Blades: Winter weather can make it hard to see clearly through your windshield while driving. Your windshield wipers may experience significant wear and tear from cold temps and ice/snow buildup. Make sure your wipers aren't worn out by checking out our list of signs to look for.
Prep Your Home and Car for the Cold Weather Ahead

Don't be the victim of a frozen house pipe or faulty brakes this winter season. Prep your home and car for the cold weather ahead now before the cool temps and dangerous road conditions begin to take over. You'll be thankful you did. If you are in need of new tires, brakes, an oil change, wiper blades, or any other maintenance, schedule an appointment with our service team. We'll take care of your vehicle needs to make sure you remain safe on the road this winter! Be sure to frequently check out our coupons page to help you save on service.

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


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The Fastest and Most Powerful Corvette Ever - 11/14/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Get ready for the new sports car that'll leave you in the dust. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 returns as the king. This model's most notable performance specs top every other generation of Corvette's. With significant power, exceptional track performance, and the most advanced technology in its production history, the 2019 ZR1 is unlike any other. With a whopping 755-horsepower, this sports car is the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever.


The Fastest and Most Powerful Corvette Ever

The Corvette has an exclusive LT5 supercharged engine with 715 lb-ft of torque. Improved capability on the track comes from the two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages. There are two types of transmissions that'll be available: seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic. This is the first time that an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

Along with these major specifications, the car also features a special carbon-fiber "halo" hood that is open in the middle to clear out the LT5 engine's supercharger/intercooler assembly. The ZTK Performance Package includes the adjustable High Wing, a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 also debuted a Sebring Orange Design Package.

“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”


The Fastest and Most Powerful Corvette Ever

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is unlike any other. It not only has set the bar, it is the bar. Now that it is the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever, it is the highest-performing in its production history. Ready to get behind the wheel? The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will go on sale next Spring. If you're wanting to get your hands on one, contact our sales team! We will help you get the exact one you're looking for as soon as it is released. If you are in need of a new vehicle for the winter, check out our selection of new inventory. Not only do we have a lot of vehicles to choose from, we have great deals going on as well.

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


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Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Recipes - 11/13/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Let's face it. Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year because of all the delicious desserts we get to eat, not to mention turkey dinner. Are you in charge of making the pie this year? Don't fret, we've got you covered. Bake a pie that your guests will love this holiday by checking out our list of perfect Thanksgiving pie recipes. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings:



Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

You can't go wrong with a classic this year!



Cook Time: 25-35 minutes

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S'mores in a pie... need we say more?



Cook Time: 50 minutes

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The pie that screams Thanksgiving.



Cook Time: 50 minutes

Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

For a sweeter taste, this cranberry cheesecake pie is perfect.



Cook Time: 12 minutes

Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

If you're a chocolate lover, this pie will satisfy your taste buds!



Cook Time: 1 hour

Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Another classic for the fall season.


Whether you like the classics or are looking to break out of your shell, these perfect Thanksgiving pie recipes will be sure to suit your needs. Your dessert will be a hit among your family and friends. Don't forget to give thanks this holiday to the ones you love. You can also give back to your vehicle that gets you to where you need to be with some routine maintenance. Your car is a valuable investment that deserves the attention it requires. Check out our fall car care tips to prepare for the snowy season ahead! 

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


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Thanksgiving Meal Ideas for People Who Can't Stand Turkey - 11/07/2017

DURAND, Mich.,––Many people believe that you shouldn't break the popular Turkey tradition on Thanksgiving and that it is the one and only main dish that should be served. Despite popular beliefs, Turkey doesn't have to be the main meal served at Thanksgiving dinner. There are plenty of other options that'll live up to the high expectations set for this food-loving holiday. We've put together a list of Thanksgiving meal ideas for people who can't stand Turkey. If you're looking for an alternative to the beloved holiday tradition, then you'll want to check out these recipes:



Thanksgiving Meal Ideas for People Who Can't Stand Turkey

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes



Thanksgiving Meal Ideas for People Who Can't Stand Turkey

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes



Thanksgiving Meal Ideas for People Who Can't Stand Turkey

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes



Thanksgiving Meal Ideas for People Who Can't Stand Turkey

Cook Time: 45-50 minutes



Thanksgiving Meal Ideas for People Who Can't Stand Turkey

Cook Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


Is your mouth watering yet? Because ours sure are! We're ready for Thanksgiving to be here already so we can indulge in these delicious dishes. If you're not a turkey lover and are looking to start a new family tradition, then these Thanksgiving meal ideas for people who can't stand turkey will be sure to satisfy your needs this year! Do you plan on heading out for some Black Friday shopping this season? Check out our guide on how to make the most of your experience. You can also avoid the hassle of not having enough space in your vehicle for all of your Black Friday purchases by shopping our crossover/SUV inventory. We'll get you into a vehicle that is safe and spacious this holiday season!

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


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How to Make the Most of Your Black Friday This Year - 11/07/2017

DURAND, Mich.,––Black Friday is considered a public holiday that takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This occasion is especially exciting for those looking to save big on their Christmas shopping. Retailers across the nation will be gearing up to handle the large crowds of bargain hunters on Black Friday, and even some on Thanksgiving Day. If you're planning on participating this year, you can also get geared up and mentally prepared for all the craziness of Black Friday with a few simple tips. Here's how to make the most of your Black Friday this year:

How to Make the Most of Your Black Friday This Year

1. Know Exactly What You Want

This is the most important thing to do in preparation for Black Friday! The big ticket items - mainly electronics, games and consoles, cookware, and kitchen gadgets - are highly sought after and go really quick because they're the most expensive and the most discounted. We recommend making a prioritized list of the items you want for each store you want to attend. It's hard to do, but if you can find everything you want at one store your Black Friday shopping will be much easier!


2. Have a Backup for Each Item

If you've ever been Black Friday shopping, you know that things don't always work out. You don't go early enough, you can't find parking, you can't get to an item quick enough, etc.! It's fairly likely that an item you want won't be available. This is a real bummer, but having a backup for each item on your list can save you a little headache. You can also make a list of backups online on your smartphone, so if your item is sold out in the store, you'll immediately have a solution in the palm of your hand.

3. Have a List You Can Check Off

There are so many discounts that you could shop on Black Friday for almost anyone on your list. If you're shopping for more than 3 people, it's handy to have a physical list in your pocket when you go out shopping. Each time you pick up an item or make a purchase, cross it off the list. This way, through all the chaos, you'll be able to know what's left and what you've already accomplished without having to scramble through your car, shopping bags, or cart.

4. Plan for Parking & Traffic 

People go a little nuts for a good deal on Black Friday. Many people have had Thanksgiving dinner with family and will be traveling on the road, while others are rushing around in attempts to get to their shopping destination as soon as possible. Traffic and parking can be rough because shoppers are in such a rush and aren't paying attention to others around them. Plan for this craziness by being early, taking it easy on the road, and being aware of your surroundings.


5. Take Care of Yourself First! 

Make sure you get plenty of sleep before heading out, or if you choose to go after Thanksgiving dinner, have some caffeine at the ready. This will help you keep your focus on what's happening around you. Avoid being hangry (hungry/angry) and eat a proper breakfast or at least a small snack to keep you satisfied. Nothing is worse than trying to fight a crowd on an empty stomach! We also recommend bringing an on-the-go drink so you can stay hydrated and happy throughout all your shopping.
How to Make the Most of Your Black Friday This Year

6. Go Shopping Online & Avoid the Crowds 

If going out on Black Friday sounds like too much of a nightmare, or the image above simply gives you anxiety, you can always choose to do your shopping online and avoid the crowds! Try giants like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target for great deals online. Just like shopping physical retail, have a plan in mind, have your browser windows open and ready, and make your biggest purchases first.


Whether you choose to brave the craziness of Black Friday out on the road OR choose to do your shopping online, your safety is our number one priority! We can help you keep your car in great shape so you can avoid any mishaps while you're doing your Holiday shopping and preparation. Stop by for an oil change, winter tire installation, brake inspection, and any other winter car care maintenance services you need this season.

We're also proud to offer a well-equipped Collision Center and experienced technicians that are able to help you complete and body work you might need done. If you were unfortunately involved in an accident with a deer or buck this fall, schedule an estimate and get entered to win $1,000 in our Busted Bumper Buck Pole contest, ending December 30th.


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

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10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts - 11/02/2017

DURAND, Mich., – From the beautiful backdrop of colors that greet you when you step outdoors to the warm and welcoming holidays, it's clear to see why fall is the best and most beautiful season of the year! Bring a sense of autumn awe to your home with these 10 fun fall DIY crafts. Before you know it, your house will be as vibrant and colorful as the outdoors!

1. Fall Greeting Sign


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Greet your guests in style with this creatively clever fall sign! When the holidays and snow come to Michigan, you can swap out the autumn leaves and bittersweet berries for holly and evergreen to make this DIY project last through the winter, too!

Supplies Needed: Chalkboard paint, bittersweet berries, fall leaves, tray, autumn branches

Difficulty: Easy

2. Flannel Coasters


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Make your home feel just a little cozier this fall by crafting a set of flannel coasters! With a few felt squares, an old flannel, a sewing machine, scissors, and an iron, you can transform an old flannel into new cozy coasters in a mere matter of minutes!

Supplies Needed: Flannel, felt, sewing machine/thread, scissors, an iron

Difficulty: Easy

3. Leaf Bowl


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Need a centerpiece for your table this fall? Create a leaf bowl with just a couple supplies to top off your beautifully decorated kitchen! We don't recommend you put anything too heavy in it, though, as the leafs can rip and tear with too much weight. Acorns or other fall goodies are perfect!

Supplies Needed: Artificial autumn maple leafs, triple thick glaze, mod podge matte, plastic bowl, plastic wrap

Difficulty: Medium

4. Maple Leaf Roses


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Give the maple leafs in your backyard a new home by folding them into roses! You can hang your roses from string, decorate your dinner table, or even create a beautiful "bouquet" of maple leaf roses as a centerpiece!

Supplies Needed: Autumn leaves, floral tape, floral wire/craft wire, scissors

Difficulty: Hard

5. Thanksgiving Pie Garland


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Whether you're a fan of pumpkin pie, apple pie, or both, this Thanksgiving pie garland is perfect for any lover of this beloved autumn dessert! Carve up a slice of creativity this fall to make the sweetest decorations of the Thanksgiving season!

Supplies Needed: Ruler, cardstock, twine, white pom-poms, cutting mat, craft knife, glue gun, scoring board

Difficulty: Medium

6. Cinnamon Stick Candles


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Want to make your mantle pop this fall? All you need are cinnamon sticks, rubber bands, and some twine to transform your candles into these fantastic fall centerpieces! This cool craft is so easy that it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to create!

Supplies Needed: Candles, cinnamon sticks, twine, rubber bands

Difficulty: Easy

7. Gold Leaf Pinecone Garland


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Bring the fall festivities into your home this November by crafting a gold leaf pinecone garland! This affordable project is a quick and simple craft that you can put together with your whole family. Plus, the pinecones last a long time, so you can even keep your garland going through the winter!

Supplies Needed: Pinecones, twine, gold spray paint, gold leaf adhesive, foam brushes, spray sealant, screw eye hooks, pliers

Difficulty: Medium

8. Fall Bucket List


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

There's so much fun to be had during the autumn months, but remembering to do it all before the snow starts to fall can be challenging. Craft a fall bucket list to create a cute way to keep track of any activities you want to do while fall is still in full swing!

Supplies Needed: Tin bucket, fall filler (acorns, leaves, etc), large popsicle sticks, Sharpie marker, clip-on chalkboard sign, chalk, paint, and a paintbrush 

Difficulty: Easy

9. Maple Leaf Mason Jars


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

Make your mason jars pop by giving them a little fall flair! After you finish this crafty addition to your home, fill your maple leaf mason jars with corn kernels and top them off with tea lights to create a perfect autumn ambiance once the sun goes down.

Supplies Needed: Paint, mason jars, tea lights, corn kernels, leafs

Difficulty: Easy

10. Tree Stump Candle Holders


10 Fun Fall DIY Crafts

If you have any leftover logs that you'd like to repurpose this fall, with just a few steps, you can turn an ordinary stump into a breathtakingly beautiful candle holder! Plus, once winter comes to Michigan, you can your tree stump candle holders into firewood by simply removing the candles!

Supplies Needed: Wood, drill, 1 1/2" wood boring drill bit, hand saw, tea light candles, boxwood wreath

Difficulty: Hard

There's something about autumn that sets it apart from the other seasons. Whether it's the fun holidays or the kaleidoscope of colors that nature provides us, fall is without a doubt the most beautiful time of the year. With these 10 fun fall DIY crafts, you can give your home the fall flair it deserves to stand out this November! If you've got a hunger for DIY crafts that you just can't quite seem to satisfy, check out our Pinterest page for fall crafts, recipes, and more. Before you head out to gather your crafting supplies, make sure your vehicle's components are ready to take on the changing temperatures with our Fall Car Care guide! You can additionally protect your vehicle by following our Routine Maintenance guide to ensure that key parts of your vehicle are functioning properly. That way, you'll be able to count on your car when the snow starts to fall!

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

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How to Reuse Your Leftover Pumpkins - 11/02/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Now that Halloween has come and gone, people around the country will be throwing out their old Jack-o-Lanterns. No one wants to keep around an old rotten pumpkin after Halloween is said and done, right? Well, if you know how to reuse your leftover pumpkins, you can create delicious dishes, fall-themed centerpieces, and more without being wasteful. Read on to discover the unexpectedly awesome uses you can get out of your old pumpkins!

Bury Them


How to Reuse Your Leftover Pumpkins

Your Jack-o-Lantern is packed with nutrients, making them excellent fertilizers for your garden! Make sure you remove the pumpkin seeds before you bury them, though! (well, unless you want to see baby pumpkins sprout in your garden!)

What to Do: Break your Jack-o-Lantern into a few pieces, then bury them in your garden or by any plants you'd like to see grow quickly. The leftover pumpkin pieces will decay and enrich the soil, giving your plants a little boost of energy through the winter!

Feed Them to Animals


How to Reuse Your Leftover Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a very sweet treat loved and adored by animals! If you live close to the woods, place your pumpkins close to the wildlife to give deer, squirrels, and other animals a tasty snack for them to enjoy. Plus, you can leave your pumpkin seeds out for the birds to enjoy when they visit you in the morning!

What to Do: First, make sure you didn't use any paint on your pumpkins, as the toxins can cause harm to the wildlife. After double checking, break your pumpkins into pieces and scatter them in a spot where you don't mind the animals visiting. They'll be very thankful for the meal!

Donate Them


How to Reuse Your Leftover Pumpkins

If you don't want to attract outdoor wildlife and don't have a garden, you can donate your pumpkins to nearby farms! They will put your old Jack-o-Lantern to good use by feeding it to their livestock or adding it to their fertilizer for their crops. 

What to Do: If you aren't sure where to go to donate your pumpkins, you can use the Yellow Pages Farm Finder, or you can head over to Almar Orchards in Flushing to watch the fun farm animals feast on your old pumpkin!

Make Pumpkin Puree


How to Reuse Your Leftover Pumpkins

If you'd rather enjoy the delicious benefits of leftover pumpkins for yourself, you can save yourself a few trips to the grocery store by making homemade pumpkin puree with your leftover Jack-o-Lantern! Use your pumpkin puree to make pumpkin bread, pie, muffins, and other sweet treats! Just make sure no mold has started to grow inside your Jack-o-Lantern.

What to Do: You'll want to start by preheating your oven to 325º F. Next, cut your pumpkin into pieces and remove any seeds and "pulp". After cleaning out your pumpkin pieces, wrap them in foil and place them in your oven (with the foil side up) for one hour. Once they're done cooking, take a spoon and scrape out your pumpkin's shell and place them in a blender. Finally, blend your pumpkin pieces until they're pureed, and place the remainders in freezer-safe bags for future use.

Cook a Batch of Pumpkin Bread


How to Reuse Your Leftover Pumpkins

Want to put your pumpkin puree to good use? With just a few quick steps, you can turn your pumpkin puree into a warm and welcoming loaf of pumpkin bread. It's a must-try fall recipe that's a perfect compliment to any dish!

What to Do: First, you'll need the following items:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 16 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour

Once you've gathered all the necessary supplies, it's time to make the bread! First, preheat your oven to 350º F. Next, stir together your sugar and oil, adding the eggs and pumpkin puree afterward. Combine your dry ingredients (cloves, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt) in a separate bowl. After that, blend your dry ingredients with water and add them to the wet mixture and combine them. Divide your bread batter between two loaf pans, then bake them for 30-40 minutes. Finally, let it stand for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and enjoy!

Now that you know how to reuse your leftover pumpkins, you can make it a tradition every November to repurpose your old Jack-o-Lanterns after Halloween! Want to find more ways to upcycle your old stuff this November? Check out our Pinterest page to discover DIY guides, fall recipes, and much more! If you head out to donate your pumpkin or to gather supplies to make pumpkin bread, be careful as deer will be on the move. Should you run into any trouble on the road, make the most of a bad situation by entering our Busted Bumper Buck Pole contest for a chance to win $1,000! When you bring your vehicle into our Graff Durand Service Center, we'll make sure your vehicle is fixed and ready to go in no time and automatically enter you in the Busted Bumper Buck Pole contest so you can have a chance at winning $1,000!

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

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7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold - 10/31/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Vintage trucks are some of the most coveted vehicles on the auction market. In fact, they've become so popular over the past few years that they now rival muscle cars as the most sought-after type of vehicles among collectors. Check out 7 of the most expensive Chevy trucks ever sold to see for yourself how much a custom Chevrolet truck is worth on the market!

7. 1960 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup


7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold

Notable Features: This 1960 Chevy El Camino Pickup is truly one-of-a-kind! From its ZZ 502ci crate engine to its detailed and painted undercarriage, you'd be hard-pressed to find a vehicle quite like this perfect combination of muscle car and pickup. 

Sold For: $126,500

6. 1955 Chevrolet 3100


7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold

Notable Features: It's no surprise that this 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Custom pickup made this list. It took six years to customize, appeared in six magazines, and was named one of the top 50 Trucks of the Decade by Street Trucks Magazine. The Kandy Orange custom exterior is matched with a tan leather interior that allows it to stand out on the road with ease.

Sold For: $132,000

5. 1955 Chevrolet Cameo


7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold

Notable Features: This customized 1955 Chevrolet Cameo takes features from the 1955 Nomad and 1957 Bel Air to create the perfect pickup. With a red leather interior to match its Titanium Grey and Lipstick Red exterior, Dakota Digital VHX gauges, and graphite-wrapped wheels and Kenwood stereo system, this vintage truck is one of the most eye-catching entries on our list!

Sold For: $143,000

4. 1957 Chevrolet C-6


7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold

Notable Features: This GM Design award-winning custom 1957 Chevrolet C-6 took over 7,000 man-hours and countless customized parts to build. It is equipped with a 402cid LS3 motor, a complete Corvette suspension and drivetrain, and a full Air Ride suspension.

Sold For: $148,500

3. 1957 Chevrolet Cameo


7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold

Notable Features: This 1957 Chevy Cameo pickup, coated in a customized Orange Pearl exterior, features a 500-horsepower Big Block engine, a full leather interior, vintage air conditioning, a 400-watt stereo, and a 400 transmission with Electric Overdrive.

Sold For: $159,500

2. 1950 Chevrolet 3100


7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold

Notable Features: Almost every detail and part of this 1950 Chevy 3100 has been personalized. It features a brand-new TCI custom chassis, an independent front suspension, and a 500-horsepower Chevy Performance Hot Cam LS3 crate engine with an automatic transmission.

Sold For: $205,700

1. 1957 Chevrolet "Quicksilver" 3100 


7 of the Most Expensive Chevy Trucks Ever Sold

Notable Features: The entire truck is almost fully customized, from its 650-horsepower engine to its personalized and reshaped body panels. The "Quicksilver" has been recognized as "one of the finest custom truck builds of all time" by the Barrett-Jackson Auction House.

Sold For: $214,500

After getting a closer look at the 7 most expensive Chevy trucks ever sold, you can probably understand why vintage Chevy trucks are more popular than ever before! Now that you've seen how valuable a custom Chevy truck can be, you're probably looking to personalize your own vehicle. Luckily, at Graff Durand, we are here to help! Check out our GM Accessories to find new parts and upgrades for your vehicle, then take a look at the vehicle technology available for owners of new Chevrolet vehicles. If you are interested in purchasing a Special Edition or customized Chevrolet vehicle, let us know or stop by our dealership! We're more than happy to help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs.

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

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Pick of the Week - 2010 Honda CR-V EX - 10/27/2017

DURAND, Mich., – This week's pick of the week - 2010 Honda CR-V EX is a fully-furnished SUV that's built with versatility in mind. Whether you're going to work or heading out on a road trip, the 2010 CR-V EX is designed to get you there quickly and efficiently. Come summertime, enjoy the warm weather and sunshine with minimal wind noise thanks to the Honda CR-V EX's moonroof. You can open the moonroof with a push of a button for a breath of fresh air. For only $9,900, you can make this 2010 Honda CR-V EX yours! Read on to discover some of the 2010 Honda CR-V EX's unique features or browse its vehicle history report and full inventory listing online. Visit us at Graff Durand to test the capabilities of the CR-V EX today!

Pick of the Week - 2010 Honda CR-V EX

Vehicle Features Include: 

  • MP3 Compatibility 
  • Moonroof
  • 4x4
  • Side Air Bags
  • ABS
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Speed Sensing Wipers
  • Power Windows
  • Stability Control
  • Seats Five
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Traction Control
  • Security System
  • CD Changer
  • Power Door Locks

Pick of the Week - 2010 Honda CR-V EX

Engine: 2.4L I-4 16-Valve DOCH i-VTEC

Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Wheels: 17" Alloy

Pick of the Week - 2010 Honda CR-V EX

Pick of the Week - 2010 Honda CR-V EX

No matter how far you have to drive on your daily routine or road trip, the 2010 Honda CR-V EX is built with the long haul in mind! This efficient and performance-minded SUV gets 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway and currently has 120,519 miles on its odometer. Interested in our pick of the week - 2010 Honda CR-V EX? Let our sales staff know today! They are more than willing to help answer any questions you may have and can schedule a test drive so you can see for yourself what the Honda CR-V EX can do.

Stop by Graff Durand today to browse our huge inventory of new and used vehicles! Our knowledgeable sales staff can answer any questions you have while you explore our lot to find the perfect vehicle for your needs. Additionally, make sure to complete your Fall Car Care maintenance routine before the snow falls to protect your vehicle's important components that could be damaged by the cold weather. Our Service Staff at our Graff Durand Service Center can help you prepare for Michigan's unpredictable weather this fall!

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

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Busted Bumper Buck Pole Contest - 10/26/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Deer season is in full swing here in Michigan! While this may be exciting for hunters, it's extremely important for drivers to remain aware of deer that may abruptly cross the roads. In some instances, however, deer-car crashes are inevitable. If one of these unfortunate incidents happens to occur to you while you're driving though, Graff Durand is here to help! This year, we are hosting our fourth annual Busted Bumper Buck Pole Contest. Bring your deer-damaged vehicle in before December 30th of this year for a chance to win $1,000!

Busted Bumper Buck Pole Contest

We know how stressful and upsetting it can be to hit a deer, especially if your vehicle is severely damaged. If you happen to have a run-in with a deer on the road, bring it in to our Graff Durand Service Center right away! We'll make sure your vehicle is fixed and ready to go in no time. Plus, you'll be automatically entered to win $1,000 cash! Everyone who enters in this exclusive contest will have a photo of their damaged vehicle uploaded to our Facebook page. The photo with the most "likes" by the end of December 30th will receive $1,000!

Busted Bumper Buck Pole Contest

Enter the contest on our website to request a quote on collision repair. Once our Chevrolet certified technicians complete your repair, you'll automatically be entered to win! After you've entered the Busted Bumper Buck Pole Contest at Graff Durand, make sure to encourage your friends and family to "like" your photo on our Facebook page! If you run into trouble while on the road, use our accident assistance tips to ensure that you know what to do if you wind up in an accident. Once you've followed all the steps of our accident assistance guide, make sure to schedule a collision appointment with us right away! Before you head in for your appointment, though, make sure to print off a few of our service coupons to save big on your collision repair or routine maintenance!

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

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Scary Service Situations to Avoid this Halloween - 10/24/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Nothing is scarier than seeing your "check engine" light illuminate on your dashboard while you're driving. Forbes estimates that over 9 million Americans have been ignoring their "check engine" light for three months or longer. Ignoring the warning signs that your vehicle provides you can cause you to wind up with costly repairs in the future. Along with your "check engine" light, here are some other scary service situations to avoid this Halloween. Expensive repair costs can ruin your Halloween fun in a matter of minutes. Follow our guide to save yourself money with proper vehicle care and maintenance!

Low Oil


Scary Service Situations to Avoid this Halloween

Driving around in a vehicle with low or no oil can lead to nightmarish consequences. Think of your engine as your vehicle's "heart", and the engine oil as its "blood". Your engine's oil is pumped throughout its components, lubricating them and keeping them from rubbing against one another. Without a proper oil level, your engine's parts won't be lubricated and will begin to rub against one another, generating a lot of heat and causing serious damage to your engine.

Warning Signs: If you notice your "check oil" light (similar to the image above) illuminate or if you hear loud noises coming from your engine, it may be time to have your oil level checked out.

What to Do: Typically, you should change your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles, but you can also consult your vehicle owner's manual for a more accurate figure. Checking your oil level from home only takes a few steps and can help you determine whether or not you need an oil change!

Brake Replacements


Scary Service Situations to Avoid this Halloween

The most important safety features of your vehicle are your brakes. Keeping them in good condition will prevent you from winding up in a monstrous car accident and can get you out of sticky situations if an emergency arises. Without properly working brakes, you run the risk of accidents and increase your chance of injury on the road.

Warning Signs: If you hear any screeching or grinding noises as you brake, or experience difficulty while attempting to brake, there is a chance that your brake's calipers, rotors, or pads may need to be looked at, repaired, or replaced. 

What to Do: If you notice any of these warning signs as you drive, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible! Driving around on worn or damaged brakes can lead to expensive costs, so getting your brakes looked at and fixed right away will keep you and your wallet safe from harm!

Transmission Damage


Scary Service Situations to Avoid this Halloween

As the name suggests, your transmission transmits power from your engine to your wheels. Typically, your transmission is able to handle average commutes and driving, but if you frequently move from D (drive) to P (park) quickly, internal components can break down and quickly lead to a Halloween nightmare. Damage to your transmission can be caused if you skip oil or filter changes, sudden gear shifts in your vehicle, and low lubricant levels. Your vehicle is an investment. Treating it with care will keep your transmission in great working condition.

Warning Signs: If you smell a sweet or tart odor while driving that doesn't smell like Halloween candy, it could be your transmission fluid! Your transmission fluid is an important chemical used to transport the power from your transmission, and without it, your vehicle could become compromised very quickly. Additionally, if you hear any odd noises coming from your engine, your transmission may require an inspection.

What to Do: If you spot any of these symptoms while driving, call us and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you choose to drive with a potentially damaged transmission, you run the risk of compromising your entire engine, which can lead to nightmarishly high replacement costs.

Burned Out Headlights and Taillights


Scary Service Situations to Avoid this Halloween

Your headlights and taillights are some of the most integral safety components of your vehicle. Your headlights help you spot trick-or-treaters that may spontaneously cross the road and your taillights notify pedestrians and other drivers that you're planning on turning down the street they may be walking or driving through. Without working headlights or taillights, you increase the probability of accidents that could occur at night, and if a police officer spots you with burned out lights, you could end up with an expensive ticket. Make sure your lights are in working condition before you drive at night!

Warning Signs: If you are experiencing difficulty seeing at night or notice that your visibility has dropped, your headlight may need to be looked at. You can tell your taillight needs to be replaced if the "clicking" noise your turn signal makes as you prepare to turn "clicks" at a much more frequent rate.

What to Do: Should you happen to have a burned out headlight or taillight, do not drive at night! Burned out headlights or taillights can create risks and expensive ticket costs. Schedule an appointment with us in the morning and we'll replace your broken headlight or taillight right away.

Flat Tire


Scary Service Situations to Avoid this Halloween

No one wants a flat tire, especially on a busy holiday like Halloween. Once your tire loses a significant amount of air pressure, it becomes flat. This can be due to overuse, improper air pressure, or even a puncture in the tire. If you get a flat tire while driving, pull over right away. If you keep trying to drive on a flat, your vehicle will heavily pull on your flat's side, making it difficult to drive straight, which can cause structural damage to your vehicle's important components.

Warning Signs: You'll know you have a flat tire if your vehicle keeps slowing down while you drive or if your steering wheel requires you to hold it with force to one side to keep your vehicle going straight. Additionally, if you notice your vehicle is sitting at an angle before you hit the road, your tire could be flat or need to be refilled. 

What to Do: If you have a flat tire, pull over as soon as you're able to! If you don't know how to change your tire, follow our Tire FAQ to learn how, or call us if you need additional assistance. Once you've replaced your flat with your spare tire, head over to our Service Center to get your tire fixed or replaced right away.

Halloween can be a costly time of the year. Costumes, candy, decorations, and more can quickly add up. Save yourself money and time this year by keeping informed on these scary service situations to avoid this Halloween. If you notice anything on your vehicle that could potentially require attention, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible to prevent a Halloween nightmare. Before you head in for your appointment, print out a few of our service coupons to help you further save money for more holiday fun! You can further protect your investment this autumn with our Fall Car Care guide. With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your vehicle in peak condition throughout the changing seasons!

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

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20 Interesting Facts About Halloween - 10/23/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays around the world. In the United States alone, over 70% of Americans plan on participating on Halloween or other Halloween activities this year, but very few people know the origins of Halloween or why people carve jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins. Find out for yourself about how Halloween began and more with these 20 interesting facts about Halloween!

20 Interesting Facts About Halloween

  1. Halloween began as a Celtic festival for the dead called "Samhain". People at the time believed that Samhain was the day of the dead and that spirits would roam the earth. They would dress as ghosts and demons and leave "treats" on their front porch for the spirits so that they wouldn't be haunted.
  2. The Jack-o-Lantern was also started in Ireland, based on the story of the ghost of Stingy Jack. Irish people carved terrifying faces into pumpkins, potatoes, beets, and turnips to scare Stingy Jack and other spirits away from their homes on Halloween.
  3. Halloween has been celebrated for over 6,000 years! It is thought to have originated around 4,000 B.C.E., and since then, has become a huge part of global culture.
  4. In the Middle Ages, it was customary for trick-or-treaters to have to sing or dance in order to receive their treats. This was a practice known as "mumming" and is still practiced in some parts of Europe!
  5. This year, Americans are projected to spend over $618 million on pumpkins!
  6. Halloween candy can last a lot longer than you'd think! Chocolates can last up to two years if stored in a dry area, and hard candy can last up to a year. Thankfully, you won't have to eat all of your candy in one day!
  7. The reason why bats, black cats, and spiders are common Halloween symbols comes from their ties to old Wiccan rituals. These creatures were usually known as familiars, or servants to witches, and were often associated as omens of bad luck.
  8. Americans spend over $6 billion on Halloween annually, coming in second place to Christmas as the most commercial holiday in the United States.
  9. Black and orange, the main colors of Halloween, both have symbolic meaning. Orange stands for the strength and endurance of autumn, while black symbolizes death and darkness, paying tribute to Halloween's origin as the day of the dead.
  10. Halloween hasn't always been called Halloween or even Samhain. It's gone by several names, like All Hallow's Eve, Witches' Night, Snap-Apple Night, and even Summer's End.
  11. In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st instead of October 31st. Participants dress up like the dead and parade down the street in honor of those that have passed on to the next life.
  12. Salem, Massachusetts, considers itself the Halloween capital of the world due to its history of the Salem Witch Trials.
  13. The Lantern Festival in China is celebrated to commemorate Halloween. Lanterns shaped like dragons are hung throughout streets to guide spirits back to their homes, and families typically leave food and water by their ancestors' portraits to welcome them for the evening.
  14. During the original celebrations of Halloween, Irish priests would throw cattle bones onto bonfires to ensure the return of the sun. This practice was known as creating a "bone fire", and over time, "bone fire" became "bonfire", the word we all use today!
  15. According to Safe Kids America, children are twice as likely to be involved in car accidents during Halloween. If you're going out, make sure to teach your children about street safety and keep an eye out for vehicles on the road!
  16. It is extremely rare for Halloween to occur during a full moon. The next full moon Halloween will take place on 10/31/2020.
  17. The number one most sold Halloween candy every year is Snickers.
  18. Halloween is the sweetest holiday of the year. Chocolate sold on Halloween doubles the amount sold on Valentine's day. In fact, over $1.9 billion a year is spent on Halloween candy alone in the United States!
  19. The largest Halloween parade in the United States takes place in New York. With over 50,000 participants and over 2 million spectators, and anyone can join if they have a costume!
  20. The biggest pumpkin in recorded history weighed over 2,624.6 lbs. That's one big jack-o-lantern!

20 Interesting Facts About Halloween

With a storied history stretching across thousands of years, Halloween is one of the most universally recognizable holidays. Learning about these 20 interesting facts about Halloween can give you a new perspective on the impact this holiday has had on the world. One more fun fact about the fall season: did you know that the changing weather of the fall can affect the components of your vehicle? Find out what parts of your vehicle need to be looked at before the temperatures drop with our Fall Car Care guide. If you need to have your vehicle repaired or inspected, call us or schedule a service appointment online. We're happy to help you get your vehicle back up to speed before the snow falls!

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

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Avoid a Halloween Nightmare with a New Chevy Vehicle - 10/20/2017

DURAND, Mich., – No one wants to be stuck on the side of the road on Halloween. Get to trick-or-treating right away and avoid a Halloween nightmare with a new Chevy vehicle! You'll be able to face any problem that comes your way this Halloween behind the wheel of a new Chevy car, truck, crossover, or SUV. Read on to explore the capabilities of these cutting-edge vehicles today!

Count on the Chevy Silverado this Halloween


Avoid a Halloween Nightmare with a New Chevy Vehicle

If dependability is what you're looking for, the Silverado is built to withstand hordes of zombies, werewolf attacks, and any other terrors that may come to life on Halloween! Whether you need to travel long distances, tow heavy objects, or simply want to make an impression on the road, the Silverado has versatility written all over it. Get a closer look at the Chevrolet Silverado by reading up on its features and specifications in the Chevy Silverado Vehicle Brochure today!

Best Feature: Best In-Class 12,500 lbs. max towing

Perfect For: Fighting off zombies, carrying pumpkins, and haunted hayrides

Prepare for Adventure with the Chevy Traverse


Avoid a Halloween Nightmare with a New Chevy Vehicle

With over 98.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has all the room you need to carry trick-or-treaters, vampire hunting supplies, candy, and much more! The Traverse's three rows of seating and foldable rows can give your taller passengers extra leg room. Even Frankenstein's monster has enough space to sit back and relax in the Chevy Traverse! See for yourself what the  Traverse can do for you by scheduling a free test drive at Graff Durand. 

Best Feature: Best In-Class 98.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity

Perfect For: Monster hunting, transporting trick-or-treaters, and carrying candy

Outrun Werewolves with the Chevy Cruze


Avoid a Halloween Nightmare with a New Chevy Vehicle

Planning on celebrating Halloween out of town? Want to get there fast? The Chevy Cruze is built with speed and efficiency in mind. Its standard turbo engine obtains up to 40 mpg highway speeds, getting you from Point A to Point B quickly and saving you gas money along the way. If you want ample cargo capacity to match your high speeds, the Cruze Hatch offers 47.2 cubic feet of storage, too! Get a closer look at trim levels, reviews, pricing, and more by exploring our Cruze Model Overview.

Best Feature: Standard 1.4L turbo engine that provides up to 40 mpg highway and 153 horsepower

Perfect For: Road trips, outrunning monsters, and chasing down witches

Keep Safe with the Chevy Equinox


How to Avoid a Halloween Nightmare

Halloween is one of the most dangerous times of the year for pedestrians. Luckily, the Chevrolet Equinox is prepared for any situation while equipped with the latest of Chevy's advanced safety features. From the standard Rear View Camera to the upgraded Advanced Cruise Control, you can make the road a much safer place with the new Equinox! Download a Chevrolet Equinox Brochure to learn more about the standard and optional safety features available to owners of this crossover today!

Best Feature: Up to 10 standard and optional safety features

Perfect For: Trick-or-treating, a trip to the pumpkin patch, and all things Halloween!

Stock Up on Candy with the Chevy Tahoe


How to Avoid a Halloween Nightmare

If you're planning on taking your trick-or-treating to the next level this Halloween, you'll definitely want to get behind the wheel of a new Chevy Tahoe. You can store as much candy and pumpkins as you'd like in the Tahoe's spacious 94.7 cubic feet of interior cargo space! Plus, if you need to get away from the noisy streets, the Tahoe's interior is equipped with inlaid doors with triple seals to minimize outside sounds, turning your full-size SUV into a relaxing sanctuary. Check our Tahoe Inventory to see what we have in stock, then call us if you'd like to take one out for a test drive!

Best Feature: Best-in-Class 5.3L V8 engine that provides up to 355 horsepower and 23 MPG highway

Perfect For: Fall fun, candy collecting, and haunted house hunting!

Now that you know how to avoid a Halloween nightmare with a new Chevy vehicle, you can take on any monsters that rear their ugly heads this October! If you're interested in learning more about the capabilities of these cutting-edge vehicles, browse our selection of Chevy Models to find more information about reviews, pricing, trim levels, and more. After you've learned all you can about your potential new ride, explore our new vehicle inventory to discover what we have in stock. Once you've found something you like, schedule a test drive with us to test the capabilities of these vehicles in person!

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

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7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids - 10/18/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Hosting a Halloween party? Want to serve a slew of kid-friendly beverages? Make your beverages fun, creative, and creepy with these 7 spooky Halloween party drinks for kids. From sweet to sour, these dreadfully delicious beverages are supremely simple and terrifyingly tasty!

1. Gummy Worm Punch


7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids

Start your Halloween festivities off with a chilly concoction! Gummy worm punch is as easy to make as it is sweet! If you want to give this punch an added boost of flavor and creepiness, hang a few gummy worms from the rim of your glass to send shivers down your guests' spines.

Ingredients: Green Berry Rush Hawaiian Punch, Sprite, gummy worms

Instructions:
  1. Using a muffin sheet, fill each tin with gummy worms and Hawaiian Punch. 
  2. Freeze for 2-3 hours.
  3. Fill your glass punch bowl 3/4 full with Hawaiian punch, then add Sprite to fill it up.
  4. Drop in a frozen worm disks, stir, and enjoy!

2. Butterbeer


7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids

Are you planning on hosting a Harry Potter-themed party this Halloween? Bring the magic to the dinner table by creating your very own batch of kid-friendly Butterbeer!

Ingredients: Brown sugar, butter, salt, apple cider vinegar, heavy cream, chilled cream soda

Instructions:
  1. Combine brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Turn off the heat, add 4 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Stir until smooth, then cool to room temperature.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup of cream with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar syrup.
  4. In each glass, mix 1/4 cup of brown sugar with 1/4 cup of cream soda. Pour in the rest of the cream soda until it's near the brim, then top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

3. Candy Corn Punch


7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids

Whether you're a lover or hater of the classic Halloween treat, this candy corn-colored punch is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of fruit punch lovers. It's a sweet treat that's bound to make you smile!

Ingredients: Ice, Crush orange soda, yellow Gatorade, lemonade Vitamin Water

Instructions:
  1. Fill your cup to the very top with ice.
  2. Pour Crush to 1/3 of the glass.
  3. Slowly pour the Gatorade on top of the ice, letting it trickle down to the top of the Crush until it fills 2/3 of your glass.
  4. Lastly, pour your lemonade on the ice, letting it trickle to the top of the Gatorade.

4. Boo-nilla Shakes


7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids

Make these surprisingly sweet little ghosts feel welcome this Halloween by topping them off with some devilishly delicious whipped cream. Serve these milkshakes to your whole party and it will look like a spooky graveyard filled with ghosts!

Ingredients: Milk, vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, melted chocolate

Instructions:
  1. Blend 1 cup of milk with 1 pint of ice cream until smooth. Add another pint of ice cream, blending until smooth. 
  2. Decorate 8-ounce glasses with melted chocolate on the inside of the glass to make ghost "faces".
  3. Pour milkshake into your 8-ounce glasses, decorated with chocolate faces, until 3/4 full.
  4. Whisk heavy cream until soft "peaks" form. Add confectioners' sugar, whisking again until stiff "peaks" form.
  5. Pipe spiral mounds of whipped cream on top of your milkshakes. Enjoy!

5. Vampire Floats


7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids

Sink your teeth into a delightfully dreadful vampire float for a glass of fruity flavor! This easy, two-ingredient recipe is a real hit no matter where you serve it, whether you're paying a visit to Castle Dracula or having friends over for a get-together!

Ingredients: Vanilla ice cream, red Hawaiian Punch

Instructions:
  1. In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream and red Hawaiian punch. 
  2. Garnish with plastic vampire teeth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

6. Hocus Pocus Potion


7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids

Who says witches are the only ones that get to make magic? Show off your spellbindingly sweet skills by whipping up a batch of Hocus Pocus Potions. You can't beat this magically delicious treat!

Ingredients: Orange sherbet, orange juice, vanilla ice cream, blueberries, blackberries

Instructions:
  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of orange juice and 2 pints of orange sherbet ice cream.
  2. Blend 1 pint of vanilla ice cream with 1/2 cup of blueberries and 1/2 cup of blackberries.
  3. Layer sherbet and berry mixtures into four glasses, serving immediately.

7. Monster Blood Floats


7 Spooky Halloween Party Drinks for Kids

These creepy monster blood floats smile back at you as you sip on them! Using different food coloring and ice cream flavors, you can make blue, green, and even red-colored monster blood floats to really creep out your partygoers!

Ingredients: Sprite, lime sherbet ice cream, mini marshmallows, edible googly eyes, white icing, green food coloring, lime

Instructions:
  1. Create "monster eyes" by attaching edible googly eyes to mini marshmallows with your white icing. Cut a sliver into each marshmallow so it can fit on the sides of your glasses.
  2. Put 2-3 scoops of ice cream, one drop of food coloring, and 2/3 cups of Sprite in your glass. Lightly stir it to blend in the food coloring, then add a slice of lime for the "mouth". Enjoy!

Haunt your home with the sweetest beverages of the season by concocting these 7 spooky Halloween party drinks for kids! If you're on the hunt for more Halloween recipes, DIY projects, and more, follow our Pinterest page to discover fantastic fall-themed inspiration! While you prepare for trick-or-treating, make sure your vehicle is able to take on the cold autumn weather by inspecting and maintaining the important components in your vehicle with our Fall Car Care guide. If you find anything that may require attention, prevent a Halloween nightmare by scheduling service with us right away!

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

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Pick of the Week - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X - 10/16/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Our pick of the week - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X is an adventurous  off-road vehicle ready to take on any journey! Want to enjoy the fresh air as you hit the road? With the Jeep Wrangler's easy folding soft top, you can upgrade your off-roading adventures in a matter of minutes! You can make this exciting and enjoyable off-road vehicle yours for only $19,900. Take a look at the wide variety of features the 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X has to offer below or view the full inventory listing and vehicle history report online. Visit us at Graff Durand to test the capabilities of the Jeep Wrangler today!

Pick of the Week - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X

Vehicle Features Include:

  • MP3 Compatibility
  • Seats Five
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • 4x4
  • ABS
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Easy Folding Soft Top

Pick of the Week - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X

Engine: 3.8L V6 SMPI

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual (NSG370)
Wheels: 16" x 7.0" Luxury Styled Steel

Pick of the Week - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X

Pick of the Week - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X

If you have a hunger for adventure that you can't quite satisfy, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X is designed for your fun-filled journeys! This rugged and capable Jeep gets 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway and currently has 61,666 miles on the odometer. If you are interested in our pick of the week - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X, contact our sales staff today! They are more than happy to help you answer any questions or schedule a test drive so you can get behind the wheel of this exhilarating vehicle.

Visit Graff Durand to check out our wide variety of new and used vehicles! Our friendly sales staff will help you explore our lot to find exactly what you're looking for. Now that the temperatures are changing and fall is upon us, it's time to finish your Fall Car Care maintenance routine before the inclement winter weather arrives! The Service Staff at our Graff Durand Service Center will happily help you prepare your for the unpredictable Michigan weather this fall!

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

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Special Centennial Edition Chevy Trucks Announced - 10/12/2017

DURAND, Mich., – For the past 100 years, Chevrolet has brought strong and dependable pickup trucks into the world. In celebration of a century of dependability, special Centennial Edition Chevy trucks have been announced. For a limited time, the Special Edition 2018 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition will be available to customers around the United States. With Z71 off-road capabilities, eye-catching exterior styling, and unique branding, the Centennial Edition trucks are poised to hit the road near the end of 2017.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition


Special Centennial Edition Chevy Trucks Announced

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition builds upon the strengths of the Silverado 1500, adding a few new details and features, including:

  • 22-inch premium Silver wheels and chrome inserts
  • Chrome tow hooks, door hands, belt line, and mirror caps
  • Centennial Edition badging on floor liners
  • Spray-in bed liner with Centennial Edition bowties
  • Heritage bowtie emblems and Centennial door badges
  • Unique Centennial Blue exterior

Let us know if you'd like to place an order on the Special Edition 2018 Chevy Silverado Centennial Edition!

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition


Special Centennial Edition Chevy Trucks Announced

The powerful 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition adds a few upgrades to this already impressive midsize pickup, including:

  • 18-inch wheels with monochromatic bowties
  • Chrome tow hooks, door handles, mirror caps, and belt line
  • Unique Centennial Blue exterior
  • Spray-in bed liner with Centennial Edition bowties
  • Heritage bowtie emblems and Centennial door badges
  • Centennial edition badging on floor liners

Interested in the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition? Place an order with us today and we'll gladly set you up with your very own Special Edition Chevy Colorado!

Chevy Truck Legends Program


Special Centennial Edition Chevy Trucks Announced

Have you ever owned a Chevy truck before? If so, you could be eligible for the Chevy Truck Legends program! This exclusive program provides members with free merchandise, discounts on service at dealerships, and much more. Find out today if you're eligible for the Chevy Truck Legends program and sign up to get these exclusive benefits!

Celebrate 100 years of Chevy trucks with the new Special Edition Chevy trucks announced at the Chevy Centennial Celebration! If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of one of these exclusive and impressively powerful vehicles, contact us and we'll place an order to set you up with your very own Special Edition Chevy right away! Want to get a look at some of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado or Colorado's features and capabilities? Browse our 2018 Silverado Inventory or our 2018 Colorado Inventory. You can view pricing, reviews, features, and more on our Model Overview pages, as well. Let us know if you have any questions!

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

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9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas - 10/11/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Do you like pumpkin carving? Are you tired of making the same old designs every year? With these 9 unique jack-o-lantern carving ideas, your front porch will look spookier than ever before! Give these easy, medium, and challenging patterns a try this Halloween season for maximum fall fun!

1. Paw Print Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Give your furry friends the shout out they deserve with a super cute paw print pumpkin! If you're really dedicated to you dog, you can print out a portrait stencil of their breed to carve into your jack-o-lantern as well!

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions: Download the stencil, trace it on your pumpkin, and carefully carve it out!

2. Harry Potter Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Magic is in the air this Halloween, and you can bring it to life with your very own Harry Potter pumpkin! While you're at it, you can use these other Harry Potter pumpkin ideas to bring the wizarding world to life!

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions: Carefully follow the design above and leave a little room for the "bridge" of the glasses on the "nose" of the pumpkin.

3. Kitten Pumpkin 

9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Create the most purrrfect pumpkin this Halloween with this easy-to-make kitten design! Making a kitten pumpkin is easy and only takes a few minutes. It's a perfect design for kids to learn the basics of pumpkin carving!

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions: Cut out a square for the nose, circles for the eyes, wide triangles for the ears, and long triangles for the whiskers. Voila! You've created your very own kitten jack-o-lantern!

4. Pineapple Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

For a fun, tropical design this Halloween, a pineapple pumpkin will make you feel like you're in paradise! Trace and carve this design to bring a warm summer feel to this cold and chilly October.

Difficulty: Medium

Instructions: Using a pineapple stencil, trace the design with a washable marker, then carefully cut out the pattern to create this tropical delight!

5. Boogeyman Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Inspired by the Nightmare Before Christmas, this spooky design is sure to send chills down Trick-or-Treaters' spines as they approach your house. While you're at it, make a Jack Skellington pumpkin to match your Boogeyman! 

Difficulty: Medium

Instructions: Use this Boogeyman stencil to trace your design, then carefully cut along the edges to form the silhouette. After you've successfully cut out the background, carve the eyes and mouth to finish up this creatively creepy pumpkin design.

7. Sunflower Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Want to add a flowery touch to the decorations this year? Create a sunflower pumpkin with this careful and creative design! Brighten the moods of Trick-or-Treaters by greeting them with a warm and welcoming sunflower this Halloween.

Difficulty: Medium

Instructions: Carefully draw a sunflower design on your pumpkin with a marker and make small holes in the center circle. Afterwards, carefully cut the petals out to bring your sunflower to life!

6. Chevy Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

This one's our favorite! A few years ago, Chevrolet released a set of pumpkin-carving stencils that are full of cool and creative designs including the Chevy bowtie, Corvette logo, and Find New Roads slogan, and more.

Difficulty: Hard

Instructions: Follow the instructions on the Chevy Facebook post, print out the stencils, and create your very own Chevy-themed pumpkin this year!

8. Mountain Range Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

Your front porch deserves nothing better than this simply stunning mountain design. It may take a lot of work, but the end result is worth the effort!

Difficulty: Hard

Instructions: First, create your "mountain" design, carving out a pattern near the bottom of the pumpkin. Next, make your "moon" and carve dozens of small circles throughout your pumpkin for the "stars".

9. Tinkerbell Pumpkin


9 Unique Jack-O-Lantern Carving Ideas

You don't have to go to Neverland to create this magnificently detailed pumpkin (but it might take the same amount of work that it would to go to Neverland)!

Difficulty: Hard

Instructions: Print off the Tinkerbell stencil and slowly trace the design onto the pumpkin. Carve Tinkerbell into your pumpkin making sure to smooth out the edges to make the design look more like Tinkerbell. Afterwards, use a power drill to create dozens of small holes following Tinkerbell for the "pixie dust" effect. To show off this magical jack-o-lantern, it may be smart to run Christmas lights into the pumpkin instead of just using the traditional candle to light it up.

Whether you prefer easy, simple designs or you like to go all out on Halloween, these 9 unique jack-o-lantern carving ideas are sure to make your pumpkins are the best decorated ones in the whole neighborhood this October! If you're on the hunt for Halloween recipes, costume ideas, or more pumpkin designs, follow our Pinterest page for extra inspiration. Before you visit your nearest pumpkin patch to pick out your pumpkin, consult our Fall Car Care guide to keep your vehicle in good shape as the temperatures begin to change. If you find that any of your vehicle's components require maintenance, schedule service with us and we'll get your vehicle ready to take on the changing seasons in no time!

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

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7 Creative Family Costume Ideas - 10/05/2017

DURAND, Mich., – It's almost time for Halloween! If you haven't planned out your costumes yet for the big day, we're here to help! Take to the streets of your neighborhood as a group this Halloween with these 7 creative family costume ideas. You'll be sure to get a few laughs, smiles, and compliments with these clever group costumes. Whether you're a family of 3, 4, 5, or more, you can make all of these crafty family outfits work with a few homemade supplies and a little bit of creativity!

1. S'mores


7 Creative Family Costume Ideas

Have s'more fun this year with this adorably creative family costume! For added effect, tow along a "bonfire" wagon full of blankets to keep your little passengers toasty this year.

Costume Difficulty: Easy

Participants Required: 4

2. Jurassic Park


7 Creative Family Costume Ideas

Take a trip back to Jurassic Park with this uniquely simple family costume. You can DIY the adult costumes easily, and the dinosaur child costumes can be found at any Halloween store!

Costume Difficulty: Easy

Participants Required: 3+

3. Inside Out


7 Creative Family Costume Ideas

From Joy to Anger, you and your whole family can dress up as the emotions from Disney's Inside Out movie for a fabulous family look!

Costume Difficulty: Easy

Participants Required: 3-5

4. Cops and Robbers


7 Creative Family Costume Ideas

You can't beat the classic cops and robbers family costume! This easy DIY costume idea is perfect for photos and Trick-or-Treating no matter where you go. Plus, you can use your "money bags" to all of your candy!

Costume Difficulty: Easy

Participants Required: 3-5+

5. Pac-Man


7 Creative Family Costume Ideas

Bring the retro arcade game back to life this Halloween by dressing up as Pac-Man, Mrs. Pacman, and the ghosts! You can even turn your Trick-or-Treat baskets or bags into the fruit from the game for added effect!

Costume Difficulty: Medium

Participants Required: 3-5+

6. Robots


7 Creative Family Costume Ideas

For an awesome techno-futuristic experience, turn your whole family into robots for a cool and creative DIY project! While these costumes may require a little bit of work, the end result will wow your friends and neighbors!

Costume Difficulty: Hard

Participants Required: 3+

7. Scooby-Doo


7 Creative Family Costume Ideas

Get the whole family dressed up as the gang from Scooby-Doo for a spooktacular night of Trick-or-Treating this Halloween! You'll be sure to hear a "Zoinks!" or two dressed as Velma, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Scooby-Doo!

Costume Difficulty: Medium

Participants Required: 3-5

Make this Halloween your best-dressed yet with these 7 creative family costume ideas! From robots to s'mores, you can create great memories and even better costumes for you and your family with these cool outfits. Looking for more Halloween inspiration? Follow our Pinterest page for updates on costumes, recipes, and more to get excited about the fall season! While you're out and about gathering supplies to make these creative costumes, make sure your vehicle is ready to take on the changing temperatures with our Fall Car Care guide. In it, you'll discover helpful tips on maintenance to keep your vehicle running efficiently throughout the fall and winter seasons. If you have any questions about Fall Car Care or routine maintenance, we are happy to help!

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

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Chevrolet Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary With Truck Legends Program - 10/03/2017

DURAND, Mich., – If you have ever owned a Chevy truck with more than 100,000 miles on its odometer or have purchased or leased a new Chevrolet truck in your lifetime, congratulations! You are officially eligible for the Chevrolet's Truck Legends program! This exclusive membership offers Chevy truck owners the chance to experience front-row seats at concerts, sold-out Major League Baseball events, and more! As Chevrolet celebrates its 100 year anniversary with the Truck Legends program, you can celebrate too by obtaining the benefits that come with membership in the Truck Legends. Read on to discover what Chevy Truck Legends members receive with membership to this uncommon opportunity!

Chevrolet Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary With Truck Legends Program

Chevrolet's Truck Legends program provides members with a wide variety of benefits. After registration, members automatically receive unique Truck Legends memorabilia, including branded hats, decals, and even celebrations of their milestones in mileage and number of Chevrolet vehicles they've owned. Plus, every Chevy Truck owner is invited to the Chevy Trucks Centennial Celebration on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Texas Motor Speedway. This once-in-a-lifetime event gives participants the chance to test the latest Chevrolet products, meet famous Chevrolet fans like Dale Earnhardt Jr., and other exclusive opportunities. Other benefits to joining the program include:

  • Discounts at participating Chevrolet dealers
  • Exclusive invites to Chevrolet events
  • Access to the Truck Legends member gallery
  • Sneak peeks at new Chevrolet models
  • The opportunity to win concert tickets, Major League Baseball tickets, and more fun!

Chevrolet Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary With Truck Legends Program

How to Join: 

Joining the Chevy Truck Legends program is free and only takes a few minutes! In order to sign up for this exclusive experience, you must have more than 100,000 miles on your Chevy truck or purchased or leased one or more new Chevrolet trucks in your lifetime. Vehicles that are eligible for the Chevy Truck Legends program include:

Sign up today on the Chevy Truck Legends site to experience these exclusive benefits today!

While Chevrolet celebrates its 100 year anniversary with the Truck Legends program, you can reap the benefits of this exclusive program right away! All you have to do is register on the Chevy Truck Legends website to receive immediate access to all of the benefits that come with membership. Want to join the Truck Legends program, but don't have a truck to register? Browse our new and used Chevy truck inventory to discover the perfect pickup for your needs! If you aren't sure where to start when it comes to Chevy trucks, take a look at our Chevy Truck Comparison to get a closer look at the capabilities of each of these powerful pickups.

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

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Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan - 10/02/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Want to get out of the house and explore the beautiful changing landscape of our great state? Not sure where to view the fall colors in Michigan? We can help! Explore scenic routes, discover breathtaking vistas, and create unforgettable memories this autumn with our fall color guide.

Muskegon


Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan

From over 26 miles of sugar-sand beaches to twisting and turning hiking and biking trails, Muskegon is the place to be if you're seeking adventure in the fall weather.

Travel Time From Durand: 2 hours

Fall Activities: Take a hike, go biking, or drive along the scenic routes of Muskegon County!

Holland


Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan

In the fall, Holland blooms. Its 1,800 acres of parks, two miles of dune trails, and the famous "Big Red" lighthouse make Holland a sight worth seeing in the autumn months.

Travel Time From Durand: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Fall Activities: Watch the Civil War Muster, explore Holland's apple orchards, and visit the Big Red Lighthouse!

Traverse City


Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan

Breathtaking views of the reds, oranges, and yellows of the forest greet visitors of Traverse City in the fall. The bright blues of the Grand Traverse Bay provide a perfect contrast to the autumn colors, giving visitors an experience they won't soon forget.

Travel Time From Durand: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Fall Activities: Go kayaking, horseback riding, and fishing, all in one day!

Jackson


Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan

If you're on the hunt for a more local fall spot, Jackson is the place to go. From the timeless splendor of the Grand River to the vast expanse of scenic fall trails, visiting Jackson this time of year is like love at first sight.

Travel Time From Durand: 1 hour, 11 minutes

Fall Activities: Explore the lower peninsula's largest state park, take your dog to Jackson's pet-friendly spots, or take part in an active adventure!

Grand Rapids


Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan

Want to experience fall fun in the city? Make Grand Rapids your go-to destination this fall! Visitors can experience outstanding live music, unforgettable family fun, and incredible scenic drives with a breathtakingly beautiful fall backdrop.

Travel Time From Durand: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Fall Activities: Listen to live music, take a downtown tour, and enjoy Grand Rapids' best restaurants!

Great Lakes Bay Region


Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan

Taking a trip to the Great Lakes Bay region can be summarized in one word: magnificent. From the vibrant and lush wilderness to the peacefully placid waters, the Great Lakes Bay region is one of the Mitten's best-kept secrets.

Travel Time From Durand: 50 minutes

Fall Activities: Zipline, experience autumn on the water, and enjoy an adventure at the Forest Canopy Walk in Dow Gardens!

South Haven


Where to View the Fall Colors in Michigan

Experience pure bliss this autumn in South Haven. From sunrise to sunset, you can find unforgettable adventures among a gorgeous canopy of fall colors. 

Travel Time From Durand: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Fall Activities: Go sailing in the morning, shop in the afternoon, and end the night with a stunning lighthouse view of the sunset.

Now that you know where to view the fall colors in Michigan, you can experience the absolute best Michigan has to offer in the autumn with a road trip you and your family won't soon forget. Before you head out on your journey, though, schedule a check-up with us to ensure that your vehicle is ready to take on the road ahead. While you're at it, use our Fall Car Care guide to protect your vehicle from the changing temperatures. Important components can become damaged by the colder weather, so checking them as the weather begins to change is extremely important!

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

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The Best Cider Mills Around Durand - 09/26/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Planning a trip to the cider mill soon? If so, you won't want to miss out on the best cider mills around Durand! Whether you're a fan of delicious cider and tasty doughnuts or simply enjoy the calming atmosphere of the cider mill, our comprehensive guide breaks down all the fall fun you can have this year. View the beautiful autumn scenery on a hayride, watch cider get pressed, pick your own apples, and more!

Almar Orchard - Flushing, MI


The Best Cider Mills Around Durand

Home to the famous JK's Scrumpy Cider, Almar Orchard and Cidery in Flushing, MI, is one of the largest organic apple orchards in the country. They're renowned for their apples, cider, and fresh honey, which is all grown and cultivated at the orchard. If you're looking for good old-fashioned fun at the cider mill, look no further than Almar Orchard. Don't forget to try the famous JK's Scrumpy cider while you're visiting!

Spicer Orchards - Fenton, MI


The Best Cider Mills Around Durand

Looking for fall fun? Spicer Orchards has everything you could want in a cider mill and more! You can zip-line, jump in the bounce house, and enjoy a scenic hayride around the orchard. When you're hungry and tired, you and your family can enjoy an outdoor barbecue, corn roasters, and tasty orchard treats. Check their weekend events calendar for updates on fun activities throughout the fall, and view their harvest schedule to find out what fruit is ripe and in for the season at Spicer Orchards.

Diehl's Orchard - Holly, MI


The Best Cider Mills Around Durand

From mid-August to mid-November, Diehl's Orchard in Holly, MI, is the best place to go when you need to treat your sweet tooth! You can find tasty apples, sweet cider, delicious doughnuts, jams, jellies, and much more at Diehl's. On the weekends, you can explore the corn maze, pick your very own pumpkin from their patch, and even take a pony ride. Check out the wide variety of daily events Diehl's has in store, and check out their FAQ to answer any questions you may have.

Parshallville - Fenton, MI


The Best Cider Mills Around Durand

Tom Walker's Grist Mill, also known as Parshallville Cider Mill, is a 136-year-old cider mill with a rich history and tons of family fun! All of Parshallville's products are made on site and you can watch the doughnuts get made on the mill floor from August to November. Check back on their menu frequently to see if new items are added and stop by Parshallville today to enjoy history, doughnuts, and cider!

Barkham Creek Farms - Haslett, MI


The Best Cider Mills Around Durand

Open from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, every Friday through Sunday, until Thanksgiving weekend, Barkham Creek Farms is a great place to visit if you're looking for a more laid-back approach to cider mills. Avoid the crowds and enjoy fresh and warm doughnuts as soon as you order them. Have a fun family day at Barkham Creek Farms this year, and make sure to enjoy their cider and doughnuts!

Nothing beats the amazing memories you can make at the cider mill. Enjoy warm doughnuts, sweet cider, and family fun at the best cider mills around Durand. While you're out and about experiencing all the exciting activities fall has to offer, don't let the changing temperatures get the best of your vehicle. Get your Fall Car Care routine completed this year to protect your investment and make sure your vehicle is able to take on the colder weather. Just need your tires rotated and your oil changed? Our ASE certified technicians will have your routine maintenance performed in no time!

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

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Pick of the Week - 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT - 09/25/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Our pick of the week - 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT is an aggressive, versatile five-passenger SUV, equipped with a wide variety of modern features to maximize your efficiency on the road. Its powerful 3.7L V6 engine, 75.6 cubic feet of cargo space, and 6-speed manual transmission make this 2008 Nitro perfect for road trips, commutes, and adventures! You can make this versatile and fun SUV yours for only $8,900! Take a look at some of the various features the 2008 Dodge Nitro has to offer below, view the full inventory listing and vehicle history report online, or visit us at Graff Durand today to give this powerful Dodge Nitro a test drive!

Pick of the Week - 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT

Vehicle Features Include: 

  • Satellite Radio
  • 4x4
  • Stability Control
  • ABS
  • MP3 Compatibility
  • Traction Control
  • Power Windows
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Power Door Locks
  • Seats Five

Pick of the Week - 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT

Engine: 3.7L V6

Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic VLP (42RLE)
Wheels: 16"x 7.0" Styled Steel

Pick of the Week - 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT

Pick of the Week - 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT

With a capable V6 engine, 1 year of free Sirius Satellite Radio technology, and enough seating for five, this 2007 Dodge Nitro SXT is ready to take on any commute or drive! This reliable SUV receives 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway mpg and currently has 139,963 miles on the odometer. If you're interested in our pick of the week - 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT, give our sales staff a call today! They are more than happy to help you answer any questions or schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel of this capable SUV.

Take a trip out to Graff Durand to check out our wide variety of new and used vehicles! Our friendly sales staff will help you explore our lot to find exactly what you're looking for. Now that the temperatures are changing and fall is upon us, finish your Fall Car Care maintenance routine before the inclement weather arrives! Our Service Staff at our Graff Durand Service Center will happily help you prepare your for the unpredictable Michigan weather this fall!

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

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview - 09/20/2017

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

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

New Features


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

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview


2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

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

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

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

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

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How to Care for Your Car this Fall - 09/19/2017

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


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

Windshield Care


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

Heating & Ventilation System Maintenance


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

Weather Stripping


How to Care for Your Car this Fall


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

Emergency Kit


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

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

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

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How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids - 09/14/2017

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

How to Check Your Wiper Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

How to Check Your Oil


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

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

How to Check Your Coolant


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

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

How to Check Your Power Steering Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

How to Check Your Brake Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

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

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

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