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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.

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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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Chevy Gives Auto Show Attendees 4-D Virtual Reality Experience - 01/25/2018

DURAND, Mich.,–– If you didn't get a chance to make a trip to the North American International Auto Show, you missed out on a wild ride. Imagine going on a virtual experience behind the wheel of a Chevy vehicle where you track through various terrains and testing sites. The popular automotive company offered a behind-the-scenes look at vehicle testing. Chevy gave auto show attendees a 4-D virtual reality experience that was truly entertaining and offered guests a realistic look at how each vehicle is tested on the road.

Chevy Gives Auto Show Attendees 4-D Virtual Reality Experience

"Chevrolet is committed to delivering high-quality, durable vehicles to withstand some of the harshest weather conditions and most unique driving situations people encounter today," said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet. "With this new Chevrolet Virtual Dynamics Lab experience, we are offering consumers the opportunity to be immersed in our rigorous testing processes and to better understand the capability built into our lineup of vehicles."

This curated 4-D experience offers attendees a virtual 360-degree ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle that takes on several different types of terrain. These courses include gravel roads, extreme temperature labs, and rock climbs that can be found at GM's various testing facilities.


Take a glance at GM's Testing:

* Before the first 2019 Silverado is delivered, it will accumulate a whopping 7 million miles of testing and validation.

* GM's Milford Proving Ground test facility encompasses around 4,000 acres of surfaces that equal about 137 miles of 2 lane road. This distance would take you from Detroit all the way to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

* The chambers that each vehicle is tested in simulate intense environmental conditions, which include temps from -40 degrees to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity from 10 to 90 percent, altitudes from -700 to 12,500 feet., and wind speeds from 0 to 100 mph.

Chevy Gives Auto Show Attendees 4-D Virtual Reality Experience

Chevy gave auto show attendees a 4-D virtual reality experience to truly reveal a first-hand look at vehicle testing. The unparalleled experience that guests were able to catch a glimpse of really showcased the extreme measures that Chevy goes through to test each and every one of its new vehicles. The North American International Auto Show was open to the public January 20th through the 28th of this year. If you want to take a look at what the NAIAS offered to visitors this year, you can visit the official website. The Auto Show also displayed a variety of Chevy vehicles, including the Silverado, Colorado, Cruze, Camaro, Corvette, and Spark. Take a look at our model overview page to see what each of these vehicles can offer you. From there, you'll be able to see what cars we have available on our lot!

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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8 Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season - 01/19/2018

DURAND, Mich.,–– Yes, flu season is upon us. No, you don't have to run to your nearest CVS to get a flu shot. Although receiving a flu vaccine may help payoff in preventing illness, it's not the ultimate solution. Flu season is heating up, which means it's increasingly important to be mindful of your health this time of year. According to The New York Times, about 6% of all Americans seeking medical attention have flu-like symptoms. Beat the odds this winter with these 8 tips to stay healthy during flu season:

8 Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

1. Always wash your hands! 
Viruses spread from people who are infected when they sneeze, rub their eyes, or blow their nose. It is encouraged that people keep their hands out of their mouths, avoid rubbing their eyes, and wash their hands several times a day.

2. Get plenty of sleep.
A lack of sleep can lower your immune system. Getting enough sleep at night will keep your body's natural defenses working at their best.

3. Exercise often.
Working out is proven to decrease stress as well as boost your immune system. Getting sufficient exercise will also promote a healthy night's sleep.

4. Keep yourself hydrated.
Drinking a lot of liquids, like water, will keep your systems flushed and lessen your chance of catching the flu. Hydration is a key component in staying healthy, especially during this time of the year!

5. Use tissues for sneezes and coughs.
This is a simple and easy way to reduce the spread of germs. Dispose of your tissues immediately after use.

6. Stay home from work or school.
If you start to show flu-like symptoms, stay home! Spending excessive energy during your daily functions can be too much on your immune system.

7. Eat a vitamin-enriched diet.
Give your immune system a boost by eating foods high in Vitamin D, C, and E, such as fish, milk, and citrus fruits. There are also many supplements you can take that provide the essential vitamins you need. Avoid eating foods high in sugar as they can impair your immune system.

8. Go to the doctor.
If your symptoms become worse, seek immediate medical attention. The flu is a dangerous infection that can make your body vulnerable to much worse illnesses.


Avoid catching the flu this season by making small lifestyle changes and picking up better habits. It's easy to forget the effect that sleep, exercise, and food has on our bodies, which is why these 8 tips to stay healthy during flu season help reinforce the importance of staying on top of our well-being. Although avoiding major crowds and the cold temps are at the top of your list this time of year, don't be afraid to get outside and participate in the winter fun. Take a stab at one of these Pure Michigan winter activities. Just make sure to bundle up before you head outside! Staying on top of your vehicle's care is just as important as your health. Get your car up to speed on its routine maintenance to ensure it keeps you safe on the road this 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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6 New Year's Resolutions for Your Car - 01/16/2018

DURAND, Mich.,–– Now that the new year is in full swing, there are lots of things to plan and prepare for. Staying on top of resolutions and achieving new goals are all a part of our "new year plan". Most people don't realize the importance of taking care of their vehicles. As beneficial as it is to set goals for yourself at the start of the new year, it's just as beneficial to maintain proper care of your vehicle. Whether it's performing basic maintenance or keeping it clean, these 6 new year's resolutions for your car will help you stay on top of the things we often lose sight of with our vehicle:

6 New Year's Resolutions for Your Car

1. Maintain better driving habits.
It's easy to get into a bad habit behind the wheel of your vehicle. Whether it's texting and driving or riding close behind another car, we're all guilty of these negative practices. This year, make a pact to put down the device and be more cautious and patient with other drivers on the road.

2. Keep fuel-efficiency in mind.
Aggressive driving and constant speeding can negatively impact your vehicle's fuel economy. Slow down and give yourself more time to get to your destination this year. Be mindful of your vehicle's fuel consumption and monitor your driving habits.

3. Regularly check the condition of your tires.
Especially in the winter season, maintaining your tire's air pressure and tread is critical. Cold temps can decrease the air pressure in your tires. Low tire tread can make it easy to slide during snowy and icy road conditions. Make sure to frequently check your tire pressure and look out for bald spots on your vehicle's tires.

4. Manage your vehicle's interior.
Clean out your car regularly to ensure the interior upholds its highest quality. There's nothing more frightening than having your friends, family, or significant other get into your dirty and messy vehicle. Consistently throwing out trash and maintaining a sense of cleanliness will add to the value of your vehicle.

5. Make sure your fluids are topped off.
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail, you'll want to make sure you have windshield wiper fluid readily available to help clear your windshield when you need it most. Along with this critical fluid, you'll want to make sure your engine oil, transmission fluid, and even power steering fluid are always topped off.

6. Schedule routine maintenance.
This could be the most important new year's resolution of them all. Maintaining a regular service schedule for your vehicle is essential in ensuring that it continues to perform at its best. Whether it's something as basic as an oil change or something as critical as getting a new set of tires, you can schedule routine maintenance with our service center at Graff Durand.


Your vehicle is a large investment that is crucial to stay on top of. Even the smallest things make a big difference down the road. Set goals for yourself to keep better track of your vehicle's care with our list of 6 new year's resolutions for your car. Check out our Winter Car Care tips to help you maintain your vehicle's major components during this cold season. When you schedule a service appointment, make sure to check out our service specials for more ways to help you save!

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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Chevy Will Reveal Its Latest 4500HD & 5500HD Series at The Work Truck Show 2018 - 01/11/2018

DURAND, Mich.,–– Looking for a powerful workhorse to transport all of your heavy loads? Get ready for Chevy's newest class of work trucks! Drawing more than 11,000 public and private truck fleet operators, dealers, and equipment distributors, North America's largest work truck event is where you'll find the best in-class work haulers. While there, Chevy will reveal its latest 4500HD and 5500HD series at The Work Truck Show 2018.

Chevy Will Reveal Its Latest 4500HD & 5500HD Series at The Work Truck Show 2018

The Work Truck Show 2018 will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, March 6th - 9th. A large crowd will be in attendance to check out the latest tech and powerful performance of major truck brands.

Chevy's newest trucks will be available in both regular and crew cab models and will feature 2WD and 4WD capabilities. They will be powered by one of the best mechanical combinations: Allison transmissions and Duramax diesel engines. Along with these components, Chevy has included an expansive suite of in-vehicle tech, including 4G LTE Wi-Fi and various telematic tools.

"The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commerical truck portfolio and we've designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet." At GM Fleet, we are determined to deliver on our three pillars: Great Products, Innovative Business Solutions and an Exceptional Customer Experience, and I'm confident that with these new trucks, we'll exceed the expectations of not only our fleet customers, but the drivers and upfitters as well."

There will be lots of trucks to take a look at this year at the Indiana Convention Center, but Chevy's newest fleet will bring its "A game". With powerful performance and capabilities in mind, Chevy will reveal its latest 4500HD and 5500HD series at The Work Truck Show 2018. Make sure to take a trip to North America's largest work truck event to see the big reveal. While you count down the days, take a look at the heavy-duty Silverado 2500HDs and Silverado 1500s that we have in stock. You'll be able to see the numerous features and specs of each available model. Don't know the difference between the two? Compare each truck model with our Chevy Truck Comparison page to find the vehicle that'll best suit 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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Top 6 Michigan Winter Activities - 01/09/2018

DURAND, Mich.,–– Feeling adventurous this winter season? Believe it or not, there are lots of activities to enjoy outside. If you're willing enough to brave the cold, the fun will continue. Bundle up in all your cold weather essentials and get out to enjoy the beautiful white snow. These top 6 Michigan winter activities will keep you and your family busy all season long. It's time to get off the couch and get outside!

Top 6 Michigan Winter Activities

1. Skiing and Snowboarding: Take an epic ride down the slopes this winter. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there are plenty of places to ski and snowboard around the state. Visit the Pure Michigan website for a list of places to get started.

2. Dog Sledding: You don't have to go to Alaska to hitch a ride on a dog sled. Although you'll have to venture to the Upper Peninsula, you'll get to try this cool winter adventure. Click here for places to go dog sledding in Michigan.

3. Ice Skating: This winter classic is a must this season! There are multiple ice skating locations around the state. Here is a list of some of the top places to ice skate in Michigan. Don't forget to check out Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit.

4. Ice Climbing: For the daredevil in you, try conquering frozen fortresses this winter in Michigan's Upper Peninsula! This is one of the most unique winter sports. Take a look at all the action here.

5. Snow Tubing: Spend an afternoon sledding and tubing down a hill. Michigan was built for this fun and exciting winter activity. Race your friends and family to the bottom at these top spots.

6. Snowshoeing: Feel the crunch beneath your feet and explore Michigan's winter wonderland. This winter activity has become increasingly popular around the state. There are multiple locations to give snowshoeing a go this season.

Top 6 Michigan Winter Activities

You don't have to be experienced to try your hand at these top 6 Michigan winter activities. Take the family for a weekend vacation or enjoy a one-day trip to explore this state's marvelous beauty. Although cozying up indoors and watching a movie does sound nice, there's lots of exciting action taking place outdoors. Before you hit the road to try one of these fun activities, make sure your vehicle is ready and equipped to handle Michigan winter road conditions. Brush up on our Winter Car Care tips and schedule your car for service so that you and your family will remain safe on your next trip!

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 Do's and Don'ts of Winter Driving - 01/05/2018

DURAND, Mich.,–– Winter driving is not only dangerous, but it is unpredictable as well. You never know what it's going to be like on the roads in Michigan during the cold and snowy season. Even the most skillful drivers have a hard time handling road conditions. The chances of getting in an accident are high, which means you must be more cautious on the road than ever. Stay safe and drive in confidence by following our do's and don'ts of winter driving.


The Do's and Don'ts of Winter Driving


What to do:

Vehicle Preparation
  • Test your battery out. If it's weak, replace it as soon as possible.
  • Check your tire's tread and replace worn tires with a new set of all-season or snow tires.
  • Make sure to check your tires' air pressure, as they tend to shrink in the winter.
  • Top off your windshield wiper fluid and replace your windshield wipers if they are worn.
  • Keep an ice scraper on hand.
  • Keep a set of jumper cables in your trunk.
  • Try to carry at least half a tank of fuel. Fuel lines can freeze if there isn't a lot of gas in your tank.
  • Get your brakes checked out to ensure they are in good enough shape to handle excessive winter braking.
  • Make sure to perform routine maintenance on your car as soon as possible.
  • Remove all piled snow off the top of your vehicle before you begin to drive.
  • Prepare an emergency kit that includes items such as a blanket, flashlight, and small shovel.

Vehicle Driving
  • Warm up your vehicle first before you begin to drive. Once you start driving, take it slow the first little bit to ensure the engine heats up properly.
  • Accelerate slower when it's icy and snowy out.
  • Leave yourself plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you (at least double the normal amount).
  • Brake at a slower pace and larger distance.
  • Anticipate traffic lights ahead of time.
  • Keep your eyes pealed at all times. It's best to be aware of your surroundings in extreme road conditions.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: Take your time! Nothing is more important than your life.


The Do's and Don'ts of Winter Driving


What not to do:

Vehicle Driving
  • Don't warm up your car in the garage or an enclosed space.
  • Don't warm up your car by idling it. Give it time to warm up on its own and drive slowly the first little bit.
  • DO NOT TAILGATE. You should give yourself twice the amount of space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Keep your vehicle's momentum going up a hill. Don't accelerate, but maintain a steady pace to stop yourself from getting stuck or sliding back down.
  • Do not slam on your brakes. If a car abruptly stops in front of you, it's better to pull off to the side as you start to brake instead of pushing hard on your brakes and sliding forward.
  • Don't stop if you can avoid it. Try slowing down enough to keep your vehicle rolling until a traffic light changes.
  • Don't take sharp turns at a fast pace. Make sure to slow your vehicle down much more than normal so that your vehicle doesn't slide around the turn.
  • Don't use your cruise control in icy or snowy road conditions.
  • Do not overcorrect if you start to spin out or lose control. Try to steer into the skid so that you regain more control instead of completely spinning out.
  • Not everyone knows how to drive in the snow, so always be aware of other drivers.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: Stay home if you can! It's better to stay off the road in dangerous conditions to protect the safety of yourself and others.


Winter road conditions are not ideal for driving on. Although it's best to stay indoors if at all possible during severe weather, in the event that you do have to venture out onto the roads, take your time and be as cautious as possible. Follow our do's and don'ts of winter driving for a safer bet this cold and snowy season. By making sure your vehicle is up to date on routine maintenance and ready to handle harsh roadways, you'll remain safer when you drive and be at ease knowing that you are prepared for the winter conditions. Check out our Winter Car Care tips for a complete checklist of how to get your vehicle in winter ready shape. If you're in need of service, schedule an appointment online with us 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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8 Ways to Defeat the Post-Holiday Blues - 01/03/2018

DURAND, Mich.,–– The holidays can be one of the most wonderful and most stressful times of the year. As much as they may drive us crazy, it can be a depressing time when they finally come to an end. Since the focus is shifted on other priorities during the holiday season, it's hard to get back in the swing of your normal routine once the new year begins. You may have a mountain of clothes that need to be washed, several bills to pay, or even a lot of reorganizing that needs to be done. This wall of misery hits us hard as soon as we realize there's nothing else to look forward to. So, how do you beat the gloom? Here are 8 ways to defeat the post-holiday blues:


8 Ways to Defeat the Post-Holiday Blues

  1. Unpack, put away, and reorganize your clothes: Go away for the holidays? Unpack your suitcase and travel luggage immediately to avoid the added stress. If you received new clothes for Christmas, reorganize your closet and put them away.
  2. Take it easy for a while: Don't volunteer to take on any extra work. It's okay to slowly work your way back into your regular routine. 
  3. Regain control of your bank account: Assess the damage of holiday shopping and establish a new savings plan. This will help alleviate stress and boost your mental health.
  4. Focus on yourself: When's the last time you took a hot bath or sat down to enjoy your favorite activity? It's good for your health when you take the time to relax and unwind.
  5. Start a new workout routine: If you indulged in sweet treats and expansive dinners during the holidays, it's always good to work on your fitness for the start of the new year. Burning off those extra calories will not only keep you energized, but you'll feel happier as well.
  6. Make your favorite meal from the holidays: Was there a dish that you just couldn't get enough of during your holiday break? Recreate it in your own kitchen and liven up your taste buds with the flavors you've been craving.
  7. Frame your favorite holiday memories: Once you're settled back in at home, take time to look through all the pictures that you took. Relive the moments spent with friends and family over the holidays. Pick out a couple of your favorite pics and frame them for your home so that you can cherish the memories forever.
  8. Plan your next big event or vacation: Visit a place you haven't been to yet or try something you've been wanting to do. Having something to look forward to is a great way to boost your mood as you begin to prepare for it.

It's hard to pick back up where you left off before the holidays began. Where to start? What to do? As reality begins to sink in after the festive season, it's best to get back on track with your daily routine. Before the despair settles in, start one of our 8 ways to defeat the post-holiday blues. You'll feel a sense of relief and happiness that'll cheer you up and help you block out any negative emotions. Kickoff the new year with a fresh start! Another great way to de-stress and check something off your 'to-do' list is to get your vehicle scheduled for routine maintenance. It's always a good idea to give your car a little TLC to start the new year. Our winter car care tips are also a good source for advice on how to take care of your vehicle during the winter 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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Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve - 12/28/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Looking to celebrate the New Year with non-alcoholic drink options? There are several different holiday mocktails you can whip up to give the kids, or yourself, a delicious drink to toast with this New Year's Eve. No matter the age, we've put together a list of delectable refreshment ideas that'll be sure to be a big hit when the clock strikes 12. These kid-friendly drinks for toasting on New Year's Eve are full of fresh fruit and spices to add a fancier twist to the typical juice recipe. Indulge in these festive ideas to ring in the New Year in style!



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve


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Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve



Kid-Friendly Drinks for Toasting New Year's Eve


There's no better way to celebrate the New Year than with a sweet and savory drink. These kid-friendly drinks for toasting on New Year's Eve will keep you and your kids satisfied the whole night. Try making more than one recipe for multiple options of mouthwatering drinks. While you treat the family this New Year's Eve, brush up on Winter Car Care tips to make sure your vehicle is ready to handle Michigan winter. If you're in need of routine maintenance, schedule an appointment online with our service team!

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 Next Generation Silverado is Here - 12/21/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Chevrolet's Centennial Truck event was full of exciting news. During the Chevy truck century celebration, Chevy Truck Legends members got a glimpse at the all new 2019 Silverado. Completely revamped, the 2019 Silverado features a break-through in modern design and performance. Chevy focused efforts on a truck built full of legacy and experience. The next generation Silverado is here.

The event featured 100 years of Chevy Trucks from past to present. Chevy surprised the crowd in attendance with a revealing of the all new 2019 Silverado. To increase the excitement, Chevy delivered the truck via helicopter. Check out the video below to see the exclusive reveal.


"For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks."

The 2019 Silverado was built all new from the ground up with Chevrolet's 85 million dependable trucks in mind. This new model is set to take over the face of Chevy trucks for years to come. With advances in design, the Silverado also features improved capability and performance.

Top Advancements:
  • Higher-grade alloy used in the high-strength-steel bed floor
  • More functional and lighter weight
  • Expanded range of models
  • More engine/transmission combinations
  • Silverado LT Trailboss model (1 of 8)

The Next Generation Silverado is Here

The next generation Silverado is here and it's better than ever. This restructured truck is likely to change the game for Chevy. It will make its official debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January! Fascinated by the new Silverado? There'll be plenty of chances to get your hands on one when its released sometime next year. If you're in need of a new pickup sooner rather than later, browse our 2018 Silverado inventory today. Once you find one you like, give our Sales Team a call at (989)288-2657! You can also reach out to us via our online form.

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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Last-Minute Gift Ideas You Can Purchase at Convenience Stores - 12/19/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Waiting until the last minute to get your Christmas shopping done this year? Not to worry. There is still time to pick up something special from your local convenience store. With hundreds of options available, we've narrowed it down to a short list of items that the person you're shopping for this year will thank you for. Don't stress about not finding the perfect gift. We're here to help you pick up something quick with these last-minute gift ideas you can purchase at convenience stores:




1. Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows, & Mug:
You can't go wrong with a classic hot cocoa gift. It's simple to put together and it'll taste delicious!

2. Spa Essentials (Face Mask, Foot Scrub, Lotion, Nail Polish, etc.): There's nothing more soothing than a relaxing spa day at home!

3. Fresh Flowers/Plants: This may be basic, but not many people think to give a beautiful Christmas bouquet to someone as a present. You might be surprised by how much that special someone loves it!

4. Candle: Give the gift of a delicious and nice smelling scent. Candles are an easy go-to gift that'll please any crowd.

5. Coloring Book & Colored Pencils: Help boost someone's creative side with a little bit of inspiration. Coloring helps ease the mind and spark new ideas!

6. Movie Bucket: Grab a package of popcorn, a nice warm blanket, and some movie classics for an at-home movie night gift idea!

7. Lottery Tickets: It's hard to say that someone wouldn't love the chance to win free money. Stock up on some $1 lottery tickets to give that special person a shot at winning their Christmas gift!

8. Slippers: Because no one ever said no to being cozy.

9. Cold Weather Essentials (Gloves, Hat, Scarf): Sometimes people forget to purchase the necessities for a winter in Michigan. These items will make for a particularly warm gift!

10. Headphones: Pick up a cool new pair of headphones for the music lover in your life.

11. Cookbook: Whether your gift receiver loves to cook or has no clue how, picking up a book of recipes is the perfect gift. It'll give lots of inspiration on how to make delicious dishes!

12. Perfume/Cologne Sampler: These have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Who wouldn't want to try out different fragrances?

13. Sausage & Cheese Set: Most convenience stores will already have these packaged together as a set. They are an easy and versatile gift no matter who you're shopping for. Plus, they are super yummy!

14. Framed Prints: Everyone loves pictures. Print out your faves and throw them in a frame for a simple gift idea this year!

15. Gift Cards: If you can't think of anything specific to buy, a gift card is always a good idea. That way it gives someone free reign to purchase what they like from one of their favorite stores!


Don't take on the extra stress of shopping around trying to find a gift for someone this holiday season. This list of last-minute gift ideas you can purchase at convenience stores will cater to anyone you plan on buying for. No matter your budget, we've got you covered. The holidays just got better. It's also the time of year to give back to those less fortunate. Even the smallest donation can make a difference in someone's life. Don't forget to make sure you stay safe on the road this winter. We all know that Michigan's weather is pretty unpredictable. Check out our winter car care tips that'll help you make sure your vehicle is prepared for the snowy 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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Holiday Vehicle Buyer's Guide - 12/15/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Whether you're looking to buy a new vehicle for someone this holiday season or just want to get one for yourself, we've got you covered. Purchasing a new vehicle during the holidays is one of the best times of the year. With extra savings and discounts, you're likely to drive off in a new ride for less. Chevy has a plethora of the most advanced and state-of-the-art vehicles available. It can be hard to narrow down which one may be the best for you. To make it easier and more convenient, we've put together a holiday vehicle buyer's guide that lists important specs and features for different Chevy models.


Holiday Vehicle Buyer's Guide


Check out our top picks:


2017 Chevy Malibu: Large Sedan

Holiday Vehicle Buyer's Guide

If exceptional fuel economy and refined style exhilarate you, look no further than the 2017 Chevy Malibu. It'll exceed all your expectations in a large sedan.

Specs & Features:
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 27 MPG City/36 MPG Highway
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Wireless Charging Station
  • myChevrolet Mobile App
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Stability & Traction Control
  • Seating for 5


2018 Chevy Equinox: Compact SUV

Holiday Vehicle Buyer's Guide

It's no secret that the 2018 Equinox is better than ever. It's one of the most highly competitive small SUVs on the market due to its extreme versatility and innovative technology.

Specs & Features:
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Switchable All-Wheel Drive
  • 26 MPG City/32 MPG Highway
  • 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Hands-Free Gesture Liftgate
  • myChevrolet Mobile App
  • Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Rear View Camera
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Stability & Traction Control
  • 1,500 lb. Towing Capacity


2017 Silverado 1500: Pickup Truck

Holiday Vehicle Buyer's Guide

This full-size pickup truck will power through the winter season like nothing. The 2017 Silverado 1500 has numerous performance capabilities that'll sweep you off your feet.

Specs & Features:
  • 285-Horsepower
  • 305 lb.-ft. of Torque
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • EZ Lift & Lower Tailgate
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Tow/Haul Mode
  • Stability & Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Chevrolet MyLink
  • Wireless Charging
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring


No matter what vehicle you are looking for this holiday season, we've got one for you at Graff Durand! Whether it's fuel-efficiency, cargo space, or max towing capabilities, Chevy has it all. The 2017 Malibu, 2018 Equinox, and 2017 Silverado are our top choices in our holiday vehicle buyer's guide. Take a look at our new vehicle inventory to find a ride that will satisfy your demands this Christmas. Before you buy, check out our Chevy models that we have available. You'll be able to view model overview and brochure pages to find more in depth information on each of our vehicles. Contact us with any questions you have or to schedule a test drive!

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 - 2014 Chevrolet Equinox - 12/15/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Our pick of the week - 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is a capable and spacious compact SUV that is ready to take on any excursion! With front-wheel drive and heated mirrors, you'll be set for any snow that comes your way this winter! This SUV could be yours today for only $15,900. There are numerous features that this Equinox has to offer. Check them out below or view the full listing and vehicle history report on our website. Stop by Graff Durand to take this this vehicle for a spin and see what it has to offer you!

Pick of the Week - 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Vehicle Features Include:
  • MP3 Compatibility
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Power Seats & Power Windows
  • ABS
  • OnStar
  • Satellite Radio

Pick of the Week - 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine: 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive
Wheels: 17" Aluminum

Pick of the Week - 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Pick of the Week - 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

If you're ready to take that next road trip, the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox will suit your needs. This premium and comfortable small crossover gets 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and only has 37,462 miles. With exceptional mpg and low miles, this Equinox is your best choice. If you're interested in our pick of the week - 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, contact our sales team! They'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or will help you schedule a test drive so that you can take it for a spin.

Take a drive to Graff Durand to check out our large selection of new and used vehicles! Our friendly sales staff will help you explore our lot to find exactly what you're looking for. The temps have dropped and the snow is here, so make sure your vehicle is up to speed on its Winter Car Care maintenance. Our service team at our Graff Durand Service Center will get you prepared for the unpredictable Michigan weather this winter so that you remain safe on the road!

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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Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas - 12/12/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Tis' the season for holiday treats galore! Whether you're attending a Christmas party, baking cookies with the family, or you've received your annual treat basket from a neighbor, there are lots of opportunities to indulge in the sweet desserts this holiday season brings. There's no denying the fact that Christmas is one of the best times of the year, especially because of all the delicious goodies that accompany the holiday. If you're ready to put on your apron and get baking this year, check out these irresistible Christmas cookie ideas:



Bake Time: 8-10 minutes

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas



No Baking Necessary

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas



Bake Time: 15 minutes

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas



Bake Time: 6 minutes

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas



Bake Time: 8 minutes

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas



Bake Time: 8-10 minutes

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas



Bake Time: 14 minutes total

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas



Bake Time: 14-18 minutes

Irresistible Christmas Cookie Ideas


These sweet indulgences are well deserved this year. Treat yourself to delicious recipes that will only have you begging for more. Any of our irresistible Christmas cookie ideas are bound to be a fan favorite. Take these cookies to your next holiday party and watch your friends and family satisfy their dessert cravings. Warning: There most likely won't be any leftovers, so plan to make extra. Are baking cookies one of your holiday traditions? You should add it to the list and check out these other fun Christmas ideas as well. Although this season can be busy, don't forget to take the time to make sure your vehicle is winter ready. Check out our winter car care tips on our website to ensure you remain safe on the road. Schedule an appointment with us online if you're in need of 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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The Difference Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires - 12/07/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– As we all know, Michigan doesn't like to go easy on the snow in the winter. Although some winters may be more extreme than others, it's necessary to plan ahead and make sure your vehicle is ready for whatever road conditions may come your way. Many people get stuck on the question of whether or not they need winter tires for their vehicle during this snowy season. There are a lot of factors to consider when making the decision. Depending on your type of vehicle, weather patterns, and what road conditions you'll encounter this year will depend on what kind of tires will work best for you. We are here to help you determine the difference between winter tires and all-season tires so that you remain safe on the road this winter!


All-Season Tires

The Difference Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires

Most vehicles come standard with all-season tires. This type of tire provides a quiet ride, good fuel economy, and extended tread life. Because these tires are geared for a variety of weather conditions, they are durable enough to handle wet roads and light winter driving. No matter what season you drive in, these tires are built to handle it all. Ideal for moderate climates, these tires do not have the maximum ability to perform in extreme cold and snowy conditions. The rubber of an all-season tire stiffens in the winter, causing less grip on the road.


Winter Tires

The Difference Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires

Winter roads in Michigan are very unpredictable. Whether it's black ice or heavy snow, winter tires are geared for traction in extreme conditions. This type of tire provides improved grip on the road for better starting and stopping power when you need it most. The tread rubber of a winter tire is designed to remain flexible, allowing a better hold on the road. Winter tires also feature deeper tread depths to reduce snow buildup and unique tread patterns to channel snow and slush. Along with this, these tires also have an increased amount of biting edges for traction in deep snow and on ice. Winter tires have been known to shorten braking times to a quarter of the time of all-season tires.


Which tire is best?

The Difference Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires

We are all aware that Michigan provides some pretty brutal winter seasons. The Flint Metro area doesn't get hit as hard with snow as other areas in Northern Michigan do. Nevertheless, if you want to remain safe on the road this cold season, winter tires may be your best bet. It's better to take precaution than putting your safety at risk in dangerous weather conditions.


Stay out of harm's way this season by making sure your vehicle is equipped with the best tires to handle unpredictable road conditions. Knowing the difference between winter tires and all-season tires will make it easier for you to decide which type is best for your needs. If you decide winter tires are the best option for you, make sure to install a full set. Only changing out the two in the front or the two in the back will increase the likelihood that opposite tires will skid and lose traction, making it difficult to steer your vehicle. For more information on tire care, visit our website. If you're ready to invest in a new set of all-season or winter tires, schedule an appointment with our Service Center. We'll make sure we find the best tire to meet your vehicle's capabilities this season. Looking for more tips to help your vehicle survive the cold? Check out our winter car care page online where you'll gain access to tips on car batteries, brakes, oil changes, and wiper blades.

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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8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year - 12/05/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Do you have any special holiday traditions? This Christmas, start something new with your family and friends. Whatever it may be, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime. Even the simplest of things will lift your holiday spirit. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year! If you're looking for a new ritual to start with your family, then you've come to the right place. We've put together a list of 8 holiday traditions you'll want to start this year. See which ones are your favorite:

1. Bake cookies from scratch: Nothing beats a warm batch of delicious cookies. Have the kids help decorate for a personal touch. And don't forget to make extra for Santa, too!

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year

2. Hang an annual ornament: Adding a new ornament to the tree every year gives it that personal touch. To make it fun, pick a new theme each Christmas!

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year

3. Hot cocoa and s'mores night: Indulge in a delicious cup of hot chocolate with a classic s'mores treat. Gather the family around while you all enjoy these delightful snacks.

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year

4. Pick out a tree: Jump in the car with your family and head to the nearest tree farm. There's nothing more Christmasy than cutting down your own fresh tree!

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year

5. See the holiday lights: Check your local area for holiday lights to see near you. It'll make for a merry and bright Christmas experience with the family!

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year

6. DIY Christmas stockings: Who said you can't make your own stocking? This is an enjoyable way to craft with the kids this holiday season!

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year

7. Christmas movie night: Gather the family, make the popcorn, and snuggle up on the couch for a night in. Pick out your favorite Christmas movies for a full night of entertainment.

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year

8. Open one gift on Christmas Eve: This is a fun way to get the kids excited about Christmas morning. You could pick a theme so that everyone opens up a similar present. For instance, you could get everyone matching Christmas pajamas!

8 Holiday Traditions You'll Want to Start This Year


Whether it's baking cookies with the kids or cutting down a fresh Christmas tree, you'll be sure to spread the joy of the holiday season! Bring the family together with these 8 holiday traditions you'll want to start this year. If you've got your own Christmas traditions, we'd love to hear them! To make the holidays even more exciting, get the family together and take your dream Chevy for a test drive. You'll receive a $50 gift card with a new test drive! If you decide you are ready to buy, we'll give you $2,500 trade-in assistance. Our awesome sales team is here to answer any questions you may have!

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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SUVs and Trucks That Will Keep You Safe This Winter - 11/30/2017

DURAND, Mich.,–– Winter is almost here, and with it comes hazardous weather conditions in Michigan. The type of vehicle you drive can determine your safety on the road during a season like this. Chevy makes several different models, large and small, that'll make driving during the cold months a lot easier. We want you staying out of harm's way whenever there is dangerous road conditions. That is why we've put together a guide of SUVs and trucks that will keep you safe this winter. Take a look at our top picks:


2018 Equinox

SUVs and Trucks That Will Keep You Safe This Winter

If you're looking for a compact SUV, the 2018 Chevy Traverse should be your first choice.

Safety Features:
  • Front
    • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking: At low speeds, if the Equinox's system senses a front-end collision with another vehicle, it will automatically apply the brakes to help reduce the severity of the impact.
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: If you drift outside of your lane, the Equinox will gently steer wheel turns and alert you to get your vehicle back in place.
    • Forward Collision Alert: This feature will alert you when vehicles ahead in your detected path are slowing down.
  • Rear
    • Rear Vision Camera: As you put your Equinox into reverse, the rear vision camera will display your surroundings behind your vehicle on the touch screen.
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Utilizing radar sensors to monitor approaching traffic passing behind the vehicle, this feature alerts you through the rear vision camera screen.
    • Rear Park Assist: This feature will alert you if an object is too close behind you and uses guiding lines on the rear vision camera screen to help you park.
    • Side Blind Zone Alert: Using short-range radar sensors, this feature warns you when other vehicles are in your blind zone areas.
    • Lane Change Alert: This technology provides side mirror alerts to help you avoid a collision with an approaching vehicle when you are changing lanes.


2018 Traverse

SUVs and Trucks That Will Keep You Safe This Winter

This mid-size SUV has exceptional cargo space and advanced infotainment systems to make traveling a smooth and hassle-free process.

Safety Features:
  • Front
    • Forward Collision Alert: See above.
    • Front Pedestrian Braking: If a collision with a pedestrian is about to happen and the driver has not already applied the brakes, the Traverse alerts the driver and can automatically apply the brakes to reduce the severity of the collision or possibly avoid it altogether.
    • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking: See above.
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: See above.
    • Forward Automatic Braking: This system will automatically apply the brakes to reduce the severity of a collision if impact with a vehicle ahead is imminent.
  • Rear
    • Rear Vision Camera: See above.
      • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: See above.
      • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert: See above.
      • Rear Park Assist: See above.


    2018 Silverado 1500

    SUVs and Trucks That Will Keep You Safe This Winter

    For some heavy-duty lifting and substantial power, the 2018 Silverado 1500 has you covered.

    Safety Features:
    • Front & Rear
      • Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
      • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
      • Forward Collision Alert
      • Safety Alert Driver Seat
      • Front and Rear Park Assist
      • Rear Vision Camera
      • OnStar Automatic Crash Response: Available for a limited trial period if equipped.


    Chevy's newest models all come equipped with the latest and greatest safety features. Not only does the Equinox, Traverse, and Silverado have the most advanced technology but they are each also full of specs, such as AWD and 4WD, that will give better traction during snowy road conditions. If you're ready to find an SUV or truck that will keep you safe this winter, take a look at our full inventory online. You'll be able to compare specs and features for each trim level on the Equinox, Traverse, and Silverado model overview pages to find the model that'll suit your needs best.

    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 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season - 11/28/2017

    7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

    DURAND, Mich.,–– Although the holidays revolve around spending time with loved ones, it's also a good time to think about those who are less fortunate. Helping others is a part of our human nature; whether it's lending a hand to a neighbor, volunteering at a local soup kitchen, or just simply getting involved in the community. Even the smallest acts of kindness make a huge difference. Take part in something special and enjoy the feeling of giving with these 7 ways to give back this holiday season:

    1. Pack up stockings for the homeless. Purchase some cheap stockings from your local dollar store and fill them with practical and useful items, such as snacks, water, a toothbrush/toothpaste, and warm pieces of clothing (hats/gloves/socks).

    2. Get rid of old toys. Clean out and declutter your kid's old toy box. Donate the old and unused toys to a children's hospital or a foundation like "Toys for Tots".

    3. Participate in a local food drive or donate to a local food bank. Gather up any non-perishable foods and canned goods you may have for donation. You can find a local food pantry in your area here.

    4. Donate your old coats to Goodwill/Salvation Army or a local homeless shelter. If you have old jackets laying around that are in good condition, gather them up so that you can donate them to those in need.

    5. Volunteer at a local animal shelter. If you're an animal lover, this is a great way to spend your time helping out dogs and cats that have been neglected.

    6. Use Amazon Smile. Are you an avid Amazon shopper? Instead of using the regular "amazon.com" URL, register your account through "smile.amazon.com". It's the same Amazon you use, except 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the charity of your choice.

    7. Adopt a family. Sponsor a family in your area in need of help this holiday season. By signing up as a sponsor, you'll be able to provide direct support, such as food, toys, and clothing, to a family in need.


    "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson


    Helping those less fortunate will put you in the giving spirit this year. Even a simple donation will go a long way. Make someone's holiday one to remember with these 7 ways to give back this holiday season. Whether you try them all or pick one to do, you'll spread cheer to someone in need, elevate your own mood, and inspire a world full of giving. At Graff Durand, we are all about giving back. This can be shown in the many donations we make throughout the year to foundations like National Breast Cancer and Toys for Tots. Check out our full list of community involvement on our website. See why Graff Chevrolet in Durand should be your first choice. Whether you need vehicle service or are looking to purchase a new ride, we've got a team who cares and will go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with our 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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    Chevy Camaro Named Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018 - 11/21/2017

    DURAND, Mich.,–– Looking for a high performance sports car with a low price tag? That may seem nearly impossible to find. Typically, any sports car that has a V-8 engine and exceptional rear-wheel drive handling comes at a cost over $50,000. However, there is one car that has both without the expensive cost. With advanced performance technology, increased responsiveness, and substantial power, the Chevy Camaro was named The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018.

    Chevy Camaro Named Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018

    The Car Connection's Favorite Camaro Package & Best Liked Features:

    6.2-liter V-8/ 455 horsepower/ 6-speed manual/ 0-60 mph in under five seconds

    * Thundering power
    * Amazing rear-drive handling
    * V-8 exhaust
    * Flat cornering & sharp steering
    * Everything we want in a musclecar
    * Under $40,000

    "It's the performance car we may not deserve, but we're lucky to have."

    Chevy Camaro Named Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018

    The Chevy Camaro is a true sports car masterpiece. There are many performance options available that you can't go wrong with, but there's only one that stands out amongst the rest. With refinement and engineering that dominates, it's a no wonder why the Chevy Camaro was named The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018.

    Chevy Camaro Named Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018

    Ready to take one for a spin to see what it's all about? Browse our Chevy Camaro inventory and contact us to schedule a test drive. You can also take a look at our 2017 Chevy Camaro brochure to view more specs, features, and vehicle photos. If you'd like to customize your own, stop by our dealership and we'll help you get the exact one you're looking for 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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    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

    Home
    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

    Car
    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

    Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

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



    Cook Time: 50 minutes

    Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

    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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