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

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Find New Roads at Graff Chevy Durand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Graff Chevy Welcomes Every New Customer With a Bucket Tour!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview - 09/20/2017

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

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

New Features


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

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview


2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

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

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

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

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

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

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


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

Windshield Care


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

Heating & Ventilation System Maintenance


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

Weather Stripping


How to Care for Your Car this Fall


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

Emergency Kit


How to Care for Your Car this Fall

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

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

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

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

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

How to Check Your Wiper Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

How to Check Your Oil


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

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

How to Check Your Coolant


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

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

How to Check Your Power Steering Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

How to Check Your Brake Fluid


How to Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

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

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

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

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Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab - 09/12/2017

DURAND, Mich., –– Our pick of the week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab is an impressively powerful small pickup, equipped with a variety of updated features for your comfort. Its powerful 4,000 lb. towing capacity, 4x4 transmission, and 3.7L V6 Magnum engine provides drivers with the capability to tow, trailer, and off road as they wish! This standout pickup can be yours for only $7,900. Check out some of the great features below, see the full inventory listing and vehicle history report online, or visit our dealership today to give this stylish Dodge Dakota pickup truck a test drive today and see what it has in store for you.

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

Vehicle Features Include: 

  • Satellite Radio
  • Security System
  • Power Seats
  • Fog Lights
  • Seats Five
  • Power Windows
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • 4x4
  • ABS
  • Power Locks

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

Engine: 3.7L V6 Magnum

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual GETRAG 238
Wheels: 16" x 8" Cast Aluminum

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

Pick of the Week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab

With a powerful V6 engine, satellite radio technology, and seating for five, this 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT is fully equipped to handle anything on the road. This dependable pickup gets 16 city/20 highway mpg and has 173,529 miles on the odometer. Give our sales staff a call today if you're interested in our pick of the week - 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT quad cab! They can help you schedule a test drive or answer any questions you might have about this small pickup.

Stop by Graff Durand today to take a look at our wide selection of new and used vehicles. Our sales staff would be more than happy to help you find exactly what you're looking for! The temperatures are dropping and fall is here to stay. Make sure you're ready for the colder weather by completing your Fall Car Care routine at our Graff Durand Service Center to ensure the safety of you and your passengers 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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Gameday Snacks for the Football Season - 09/08/2017

DURAND, Mich., – The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and football season is starting once again! Whether you're an MSU or U of M fan, these gameday snacks for the football season will be sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Give these recipes a try to keep your energy at an all time high from kickoff to post-game. They taste just as good as they look!

Football Pepperoni Pizza Dip


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

Combine the tastiness of pizza with the convenience of dip, and you've got yourself the best football-themed snack in the league! If you're looking for an easy crowd-pleaser, look no further than this simply delicious dish. Serve it with tortilla chips or bread for best results!

Pigskins in a Blanket


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

With just three simple ingredients, you can make this gameday snack in under an hour's time! Substitute the mustard with ketchup, sriracha, or any other topping you prefer for a twist in flavor. Pigskins in a blanket are a touchdown at any football-themed party!

Football-Shaped Pretzels


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

Whether you prefer store bought dough or making your pretzels from scratch, you can't deny that these football-shaped pretzels score high no matter where you serve them! Pair this classic gameday recipe with mustard and cheese for a tasty flavor. If you're feeling bold, serve them with a side of yummy chocolate dip!

Snackadium


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

If you want to go all out for your football-themed party, nothing beats the Snackadium. From the turf to the stands, every ounce of this championship-winning stadium is completely edible! The turf is made completely of cake batter dip. Serve it with pretzels and other snack foods for the best result!

Game Day Nachos


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

This versatile recipe works for just about any game day, from the season opener to the Super Bowl. With layers of meat, beans, onions, cheese, lettuce, and guacamole, these Game Day Nachos are filled with flavor. You can't top this stacked roster of tastiness! 

Pigskin Sandwiches


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

If you're looking for a healthier alternative to gameday snacking, these pigskin sandwiches are a delicious alternative! You can substitute the mayonnaise "lacing" with mustard, barbecue sauce, or whatever condiment you prefer to create an all-star dish this season!

Boneless Baked Buffalo Wings


Gameday Snacks for the Football Season

Become the MVP of the football season with this undeniably delicious alternative to fried buffalo wings. Not only is this recipe healthier for you and your partygoers, but the taste is almost indistinguishable. One bite and you'll never want to eat fried wings again!

From knockout entrees to dominant desserts, these gameday snacks for the football season just can't be beat! These recipes will surely be fan favorites. This year, fall into great savings and lease the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for as low as $81/mo! Take a look at our 2018 Chevy Equinox Model Overview to get up close and personal with pictures, vehicle details, trim options, and more. Once you've found what you're looking for, set up a test drive with us to find out whether or not the new Equinox is the vehicle for you! Let us know if you can't find what you're looking for and our Sales Staff will help you find the exact vehicle to fit 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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2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Provides Quiet and Efficient Rides - 09/05/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Diesel vehicles are often criticized for their noisy engines and expensive fill-up costs. These two factors can be a large deterrent for potential vehicle owners and can make a huge difference when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. Chevrolet, paying close attention to customer complaints with diesel vehicles, made it their goal to solve this problem. Using what they learned, Chevrolet created the new 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel, which provides quiet and efficient rides for vehicle owners who are interested in a diesel vehicle without all the hassle.

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Provides Quiet and Efficient Rides

Originally released in Europe as an Opel, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was called a "whisper diesel" due to its surprisingly quiet acceleration and idle sounds. The new Equinox Diesel's engine combines this quietness with an impressive power under the hood. Its 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine provides drivers with 38 MPG highway speeds, making this crossover the current segment leader in efficiency. Its 137-horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque provides its drivers with a significant amount of power to conquer any road with minimal to no turbo lag while you drive.

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Provides Quiet and Efficient Rides

"Perhaps the most notable trait of the all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel is how quiet it is. Standing outside the car, you can't really tell the compact SUV is a diesel. The vehicle is quiet and void of the combustion rattle we have grown accustom to hearing on a diesel vehicle...the "whisper diesel" achieved its quiet characteristics through calculated belt placement, engine covers, decoupled cam cover with rubber-isolated fasteners, intake manifold clamshell cover and much more." - Max Goldberg, TheDrive

Dispelling the idea that a diesel engine should be loud and expensive, the 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel provides quiet and efficient rides, whether you're heading to work or heading out on a road trip. Take a closer look at the 2018 Chevy Equinox today by reading up on our Equinox Model Overview! You can discover ratings, trim levels, styles, pricing, and much more about the Chevy Equinox Diesel. After you've done a little research, browse our Equinox Inventory to find the perfect model to fit your needs, then call us to set up a test drive! If you can't find what you're looking for, let us know and we'll order the vehicle you're looking for right away!

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

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Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - 08/30/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Continuing on its long legacy of dependability, the newest Chevy Silverado 1500 offers drivers a wide array of safety, technology, and performance features. The latest Silverado will enter 2018 with best-in-class V8 horsepower, V8 fuel economy, and available max towing at 12,500 lbs. It's capable, handles impressively for its size, and boast being one of the longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. Read on for a sneak peek the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2018 Silverado 1500's standard and available engines will now feature three fuel-saving technologies including Active Fuel Management™, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing. This way you can go longer between trips to the pump! Additionally, your new Silverado can come equipped with a 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, or 6.2L V8 engine with horsepower ranging from 285 to 420. The power and toughness of this pickup don't stop there, the ultra durable truck bed of the new Silverado is built with high-strength roll-formed steel to endure the wear and tear of even the most demanding job site.

The spacious and quiet cabin blends technology seamlessly with comfort and bravado. Controls on the steering wheel can answer hands-free phone calls and navigate the 7-inch (or available 8-inch) Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen display. There is also an available wireless charging pad for smartphones and the truck is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Plus, you can take advantage of the available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Sneak Peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a number of impressive trim levels including the High Country and LTZ Z71 among others to give each driver the exact features and capability they desire. The new Silverado 1500 truly is a perfect vehicle for any situation, from working on the job site, driving up north for weekend trip up to the lake, or even just your morning commute. If after checking out the sneak peek at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 you're beginning to imagine yourself in a new 2017 Silverado or want to inquire about the 2018 model, contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff. They will be happy to help you find the perfect Silverado to suit your needs. It's also a good time to bring in your current vehicle to the Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done before the weather starts growing colder.

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 Importance of Vehicle Filters & When to Replace Them - 08/29/2017

DURAND, Mich., – The filters in your vehicle are very important components that keep your car running well and should not be neglected. These filters keep all sorts of particles and pollutants from harming or irritating the passengers of the vehicle and its engine. Read on to learn the importance of vehicle filters and when to replace them to ensure your vehicle performs at peak performance.

The Importance of Vehicle Filters & When to Replace Them

Fuel Filter

Your fuel filter actually has two functions. For gasoline engines, the fuel filter will remove impurities in the gas and maintain the overall performance and lifespan of the engine. In the case of diesel engines, however, the fuel filter collects any water buildup that occurs in the engine thanks to its bowl-shaped design. You can then remove the water from your diesel engine via a drain plug. Check your vehicle's manufacturer recommendation on when to replace your fuel filter as it varies from model to model, but generally, you should look to replace it every 20,000-40,000 miles.

Oil Filter

When the oil in your engine cycles through the system, it will not only lubricate the internal components of the engine reducing the wear and tear but it will also flush out metal shavings and debris. The oil will carry these metal shavings to the filter, which will filter them out of the oil, therefore keeping them from building up in the engine and blocking any component functions. Your oil filter should be replaced each time you get your oil changed.

The Importance of Vehicle Filters & When to Replace Them

Engine Air filter

This particular filter filters out impurities in the air that is brought into the engine for combustion, and this filter helps the combustion process work more effectively and directly affects fuel efficiency. If your engine air filter is clogged up and not performing the combustion process properly both your fuel mpg and engine power will decrease. Ideally, your engine air filter should be changed out once a year.

Cabin Air Filter

This is the air filter that is designed to protect the passengers of the vehicle from allergens, dust, and other harmful particles in the air that is pulled into the cabin from outside. Similar to its engine counterpart, your cabin air filter should be replaced annually as well.

The health your engine, internal components, and you breathing air depends greatly on these vehicle filters and it is crucial to make sure they are still functioning at a high level. Neglecting these filters can run the risk of causing serious damage to your vehicle and limiting its performance. So feel free to ask our knowledgeable and friendly service staff any questions you may about the importance of vehicle filters and when to replace them next time you're in our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done. Or, schedule an appointment today to get your filters replace and ensure the longevity of your vehicle.

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


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9 Tips to Help Clean Your Car Before a Road Trip - 08/25/2017

DURAND, Mich., – After washing your car, either at home or at the local car wash, and vacuuming up the interior, you'll notice there is still a lot to tidy up before your next big road trip. Try using our 9 tips to help clean your car before a road trip to give yourself peace of mind and start your trip off on the right foot. Cleaning the inside and exterior of your vehicle periodically is also just a good thing to do keep up its resale value as well!

9 Tips to Clean Your Car Before a Road Trip

Use a foam paint brush to clean air vents

Squishy foam paint brushes can be used to reach into and help clean your air vents from dust particles and other debris that would otherwise be blown into your face and breathing air. The foam can squeeze through the small vents, and dirt and dust will cling to it, making it an ideal tool for cleaning your air vents and plenty of other areas of the interior of your vehicle.

9 Tips to Clean Your Car Before a Road Trip

Remove bug splatter from your windshield and hood with wet dryer sheets

Grossed out by all the bug splatter on your windshield and the hood of your car? It can be tough to scrape and wash all those little guys off, but a simple trick that works amazingly well is to use wet dryer sheets as washcloth to remove them. They'll come right off! Also, if you're planning a trip to Northern Michigan, you may want to use this tip after the trip as well!

Clean your floor mats

Vacuuming only does so much to clean your carpeted floor mats, and they can get pretty gross. A professional auto dealer can clean them properly for you, but why do that when you can clean them at home? Start by taking your floor matts out of the vehicle, spray stain remover on them, and then toss them in the washing machine with laundry detergent. Put the washer settings on gentle, and let it run. When you pull them out, they look as clean as the day you bought the car! 

Use a squeegee & water to remove dog hair from seats

There's a better way to remove all of that pesky dog hairs from your seats and interior than vacuuming or using a lint roller. Use a spray bottle of water to spray the surfaces of your seats, and then use a hand squeegee to pull the dog hair up. You'll be amazed on how much better this method is a picking up clingy dogs hairs quickly.  

9 Tips to Clean Your Car Before a Road Trip

Clean your windshield wipers to improve their capability

Here's another clever trick to clean a vehicle component that will in-turn improve you driving and safety on the road. When your windshield wipers start to smear water across your windshield and leave gunky, slimey streaks its time to clean them off. Simply wipe down your wipers with generous amounts of rubbing alcohol and let them dry. This won't keep your wipers working perfectly forever, but it will extend their lifespan considerably.

Use a thin cloth covering a flathead screwdriver to clean small cracks

There's plenty of smalls cracks and crevices that accumulate dust, dirt, and grime in your vehicle. Unfortunately they're usually very hard to vacuum out or reach with a regular rag. The perfect way to clean clean out those hard to reach places is by covering a flathead screwdriver with a thin cloth and running it through the cracks and crevices. It may take some time to clean all over, but it will make your car look brand new. Q-tips and toothbrushes are also a good alternative!

9 Tips to Clean Your Car Before a Road Trip

Clean up crayon, melted wax, and other sticky messes with a clothes iron and newspaper

Seemingly impossible-to-clean-up sticky messes like crayons or melted wax are actually very simple to clean up on virtually any surface. All you need is a clothes iron and some newspaper. Simply turn on the iron and put lay the newspaper over the mess, then apply the iron to the newspaper directly over the spot of the mess and it will heat the residue up until its a liquid and soaks right into the newspaper. Remove the newspaper and voilà, good as new!

Purchase some air fresheners for the long drive

Long car rides can naturally get stuffy and smelly, so it's worth purchasing air fresheners either to hang from your rear view mirror or to plug into your air vents. They will help keep your ride nice and pleasant.

Use fitted sheets on the seats, under dogs and car seats

To keep you young kids and dogs from spilling, making messes, and shedding on your seats, cover the seats with fitted bed sheets to save yourself the clean up!

So if you're heading out of town this weekend, use our 9 tips to help clean your car before a road trip. It will make your trip all the more enjoyable to start out fresh and clean! Additionally, make sure to keep your vehicle running in top shape before your road trip as well by following our Summer Car Care tips or scheduling an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need done.   

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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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Competes in America's Longest Off-Road Race - 08/24/2017

DURAND, Mich., – The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 competed in America's longest off-road race recently, the Best in the Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” race presented by FOX. The 550-mile race had 350 entrants participate and the grueling course covers a mix of terrain including deserts and mountain passes as high as 8,000 ft above sea level. The tough and durable 2017 Colorado ZR2 was entered into the race by Hall Racing and driven by Chad Hall, himself.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Competes in America's Longest Off-Road Race

Hall Racing has a long history of racing with General Motors vehicles and are the winningest family of off-road racers in the legendary Baja 1000. Hall Racing's modifications to the Colorado ZR2 included body-mandated safety items such as a roll cage, a 44-gallon racing fuel tank and racing seats with safety harnesses, and more. The truck still used the stock 3.6L V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, along with a modified version of ZR2’s Multimatic DSSVTM damper technology. Additionally, this crew cab ZR2's performance in the race served as an ideal testing scenario for Chevy and the rugged ZR2 as well as the standard Colorado.

“The Colorado ZR2 is one of the most capable production platforms we’ve used as a foundation for our racing program,” said Chad Hall. “The base Colorado is strong and robust with the expected advantages of a midsize package. ZR2 adds great technology, like the Multimatic DSSVTM dampers and the front and rear locking differentials that are vital to stock class desert racing.”

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Competes in America's Longest Off-Road Race

The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 was the only stock truck to both compete in and finish the “Vegas to Reno” race, and was named 1st in its class by the Best in the Desert organization. Chad Hall and the Colorado ZR2 crossed the finish line in Carson City, Nevada after completing the course in 18 hours, 50 minutes and 16 seconds. After an impressive showing in this race, the Hall Racing Colorado ZR2 will compete in the Best in the Desert VT Construction “Tonopah 250” race presented by Polaris on October 19-22.

“This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said Chad Hall. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken the many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Competes in America's Longest Off-Road Race

Tough and demanding driving environments are what the Colorado ZR2 is built to handle and the Best in the Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” race presented by FOX was a perfect place to put it to the test. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 competed in America's longest off-road race and demonstrated incredible performance and grit. If you're interested in a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales team to set up a test drive of this rugged mid-size truck. Additionally, make sure to keep your vehicle in top shape this season by following our Summer Car Care tips or scheduling an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done.   

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 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab - 08/22/2017

DURAND, Mich., –– Our pick of the week - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab is a rugged full-size pickup with all the features and design to be a capable work truck of family vehicle. This truck's Onyx Black exterior also make it stand out on both back roads and city streets and its 5.3L V8 engine with 285 horsepower leave no doubt of its capability. Visit our dealership today to test drive this awesome Chevy Silverado to experience its power for yourself. It can be yours for just $7,900.

Pick of the Week - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab

Vehicle Features Include:
  • OnStar
  • Heated Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Auto Headlights
  • Security System
  • 4x4
  • Power Windows
  • Power Seats
  • Power Door Locks
  • ABS
  • Fog Lights
  • Seats Five

Pick of the Week - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab

Engine: Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI

Transmission: 4-Spd Automatic w/OD
Wheels: 16" x 7" Cast Aluminum

Pick of the Week - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab

Pick of the Week - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab

With a comfortable interior, leather seats, and an array of safety features, this 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is an enjoyable ride. This truck gets 14 city/17 hwy and has 135,511 miles on it but is built to last. If you're interested in our pick of the week - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab give our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff a call and they'll help you schedule a test drive. This powerful and good-looking truck can be yours today!

To see this and other new and used vehicles, stop by Graff Chevrolet in Durand, MI and one of our experienced sales staff would be happy to assist you! Additionally, we recommend you take care of your vehicle this season by completing your Summer Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center. It's the best way to ensure your vehicle's performance and your personal safety out on the roads 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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What's New with Chevrolet? - 08/17/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Chevy has continued a successful 2017 with such recent announcements as unveiling their new 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car and offering OnStar Family Link to help keep teen drivers safe. Chevy is always striving to innovate and are routinely announcing new available vehicles, features, and promotions to better serve their customers. So find out what's new with Chevrolet!

Chevy Introduces the Tahoe Custom

The Detroit motor brand recently announced that the 2018 Tahoe model will come available in the Custom special edition for customers who want a good looking and extremely capable full-size SUV at a great value. The 2018 Tahoe Custom will offer expected segment-leading 23 mpg highway from its 5.3L V8 engine as well as 355-hp, 112 cubic feet of cargo space, and 6,600 lbs of standard towing capacity. Along with its striking design elements, this special edition full-size SUV will come with a suite of available connectivity, entertainment, and safety technology features such as 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, Teen Driver Technology, and more.

What's New with Chevrolet?

The 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Offers Expected Segment-Topping 39 MPG HWY

Thanks to its 1.6L turbo-diesel engine, the new 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel will go much farther between trips to the pump! Chevy expects the diesel mid-size crossover SUV to get a segment-leading 29 mpg hwy, leaving its competitors in the dust. This impressive fuel efficiency also grants the 2018 Equinox Diesel a 577-mile cruising range, which could get you from Durand, MI to Nashville, TN!

What's New with Chevrolet?

2018 Chevy Traverse Starting Price Announced

Chevrolet recently announced pricing for the 2018 Traverse, which will start at $30,875. The new Traverse offers best-in-class maximum cargo space at 98.2 cubic feet, can seat eight passengers, and is loaded up with a number of impressive convenience, comfort, and connectivity features. The new 2018 Chevy Traverse looks to be an incredible ride and the ideal choice for the family vehicle.

What's New with Chevrolet?

Chevy Introduces myChevrolet App for Apple Watch

Ever striving to provide their customers with the latest technology and connectivity features, Chevrolet now has made their myChevrolet app available on Apple Watch. Currently, nearly 1.4 million Chevrolet owners have downloaded the app and use it regularly. The myChevorlet app offers Chevy owners the ability to control your engine, locks, horns, and lights from your Apple Watch as well as the ability to run a vehicle diagnostic report, contact OnStar emergency services, and more. Full connectivity with you vehicle can now literally be at your fingertips with the myChevrolet app!

What's New with Chevrolet?

Keep updated on what's new with Chevrolet and all the new innovations they're announcing. If you're interested in the 2017 Equinox, Traverse, or Tahoe browse our inventory online and contact our friendly and helpful sales staff to schedule a test drive. Additionally, make sure to keep your vehicle in top shape this season by following our Summer Car Care tips or scheduling an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done.

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 Things to Check on Your Car Before a Road Trip - 08/15/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Before taking a long road trip for vacation or driving up north for a holiday weekend, it's important to make sure your vehicle is up to the task! Prolonged periods of driving can put lots of stress on your vehicle's components and systems and you don't want anything to break down while you far away from home and the service centers you know and trust. So be prepared and keep your vehicle in top working condition by consulting our list of 8 things to check on your car before a road trip.

8 Things to Check on Your Car Before a Road Trip

Fluid Levels 

Most vehicle fluids have recommended mileage or time amounts needed for replacement or refilling. Engine oil and radiator, transmission, and coolant fluids are all crucial to your vehicle running properly. If you go on a long trip with prolonged periods of driving you could cause serious damage to internal components if these fluids aren't at proper levels. So before you head out of town, make sure to get your fluids topped off! Check your windshield wiper fluid as well, it's always important to keep your windows clean so you have a clear view of the road.

Tire Tread & Pressure

You can't always avoid getting a flat tire, but you can make sure your tires are fully inflated before heading out on your road trip. You can refill your tires at most gas stations or our service staff would be happy to do so for you next time you visit our Service Center. The recommended PSI level to fill your tires up to can be found in your vehicle's owner's manual, on the inside of the driver's door, or in some cases on the side of the tires themselves. To ensure your vehicle's tires can grip the road, stop, and handle properly, make sure your tire's tread isn't too worn down. You can test this by performing the famous "Penny Test" to check the tread level. If you can see the top of Abe Lincoln's head, your tires should really be replaced for your safety out on the road.

8 Things to Check on Your Car Before a Road Trip

Brake Pads

Often overlooked in terms of routine maintenance by the average driver, brakes and brake pads are extremely important and should be maintained and inspected regularly. Pay attention to any grinding or squealing sounds, reduced brake pedal responsiveness, and pulling or shaking of the steering wheel as signs that your brake pads need replacing. It's not a repair that can be put off either, as you run the risk of an accident happening or serious and costly component break down. Typically, you should have your brakes checked about every 5 months or every 5,000 miles and definitely before embarking on a long road trip.

Air Conditioning & Air Filter

Long drives in a hot car can be unbearable, so you should make sure to get your air conditioning system checked or fixed by our friendly and skilled service staff to make sure everyone on your road trip rides comfortably. Additionally, getting your air filter replaced (recommended every 35,000-45,000 miles) if it's clogged up and dusty can help improve engine performance, ideal for long periods of driving. 

Lights

Bring your vehicle into our Service Center or grab a friend to check if all of your lights, including headlights, brake lights, and turn signals are working properly. To ensure safety out on the road, make sure all your lights are illuminating and replace them if need be. Road trips often require night time driving, and the last thing you want is to have a headlight out, reducing your visibility for yourself and oncoming vehicles. Plus, you won't want to get a ticket for having a taillight out on your trip!
 

Hoses

It's quick and simple to get your hoses checked by our service technicians before your road trip. Hot engine fluid temperatures and other stressors can wear down hoses over time, making them more susceptible to cracks and leaks. Don't get stuck on the side of the road trying to replace a hose to your engine or radiator because they sprang a leak and now can't circulate important fluids to other components!

Battery

The average vehicle battery lasts about four years, but when you should always have it checked when you're visiting our Service Center. It takes only a moment for our technicians to check how well your battery is running and if it needs to be replaced soon. Your battery, like other components on this list, can derail your trip and keep your vehicle from running if it unexpectedly dies on you. As a precaution, we recommend always keeping a set of jumper cables in your car just in case.

Belts

Your vehicle's engines and other internal components are mostly run by belts that can wear down and crack over time. If while you're on your road trip, something major like your serpentine belt breaks, you'll be stuck on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck to come make a costly repair. It's more much cost-effective to get your belts checked and replaced if need be at your local automotive service center. You can check your engine belts yourself by turning them sideways with your hand so you can see the friction surface. Look for ragged, torn, cracked surfaces or if you can see fiber cords, which are all signs that the belt needs to be replaced. Also, if you hear loud screeches when you pull away from a stoplight, a loose belt is probably the cause. If you think your belts need to be replaced, schedule an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center and we'll get them taken care of right away.

8 Things to Check on Your Car Before a Road Trip

Every component of your vehicle plays a huge part in making sure you reach your destination safe and sound on a road trip. If you bring your vehicle into our Service Center, we can inspect it to make sure it's ready to handle your adventures! Use our list of 8 things to check on your car before a road trip to maximize your fun and ensure a smooth drive! In our opinion, even the best road trips seldom go according to plan, but that doesn't mean they should be derailed by breakdowns and other automotive issues! If you need any automotive maintenance done, schedule an appointment at the Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center.

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


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Back to School Supplies Checklist - 08/13/2017

DURAND, Mich., – Summer is sadly coming to a close and it's almost time for your young students to go back to school. Whether they're in high school or starting kindergarten, help your student start the school year off on the right foot by being prepared with all they'll need to excel in the classroom. Use our back to school supplies checklist to make sure you don't forget anything for the first day of school!

Back to School Supplies Checklist


  • Backpack
  • Athletic Shoes
  • P.E. Clothes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Pencil Case
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler
  • Paper
  • Erasers
  • Paperclips
  • Notebooks
  • Trapper Keeper
  • Post it Notes
  • Sharpies
  • White-out
  • Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Index Cards
  • Glue Sticks
  • Calculator


    Other supplies to consider:
    • Chapstick
    • USB Drive
    • Umbrella or Rain Jacket
    • Water Bottle
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Travel Packs of Tissues
    • Vitamins

    So make sure to double check our back to school supplies checklist to make sure your student is ready for school to start. You can also get you or your student's vehicle ready for the carpool or morning commute to school by following our Summer Car Care Tips and scheduling an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done.

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


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    Chevrolet Introduces 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car - 08/11/2017

    DURAND, Mich., – Chevrolet recently made a major announcement and introduction by unveiling the 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup race car. The new Camaro ZL1 will compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and make its debut in February 2018 during Daytona Speedweeks to kick off the 2018 NASCAR season. Powered by a supercharged 90-degree V-8 engine with 650-horsepower and a configuration similar the Cup racing engines, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 joining the Camaro SS in the NASCAR circuits. The Camaro SS has been racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2013.

    Chevrolet Introduces 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car

    Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports and Seven-time Cup champion, drove the new racing Camaro ZL1 into the reveal event at Chevrolet's headquarters in Detroit. 

    “The new Camaro ZL1 is a great-looking race car with a lot of heritage behind it, which will make it a big hit with fans,” said Johnson. “And as someone who’s enjoyed the ZL1 on the street, I’m really looking forward to getting this new race car on the track.”

    Chevrolet Introduces 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car

    Chevrolet Introduces 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car

    The ZL1 name was originally given to a Chevrolet-developed all-aluminum racing engine in the 1960s. The engine was dominant in the road racing scene, and then in 1969, drove a group of dealers to use Chevrolet’s special-order system to get the ZL1 engine installed in 69 regular-production Camaros. The specially outfitted Camaros then became legendary vehicles and performed incredibly well on the road and the dragstrip.

    When designing the new Camaro ZL1 for NASCAR, Chevrolet engineers were tasked with keeping the iconic ZL1 design character while ensuring the aerodynamic performance needed to compete. The engineers employed an array of tools including computational fluid dynamics analysis and reduced-scale and full-scale wind-tunnel testing to design a car that can perform at close to 200 mph. The Camaro ZL1 has a lot to live up to, from its rich heritage to its more recent legacy. Chevrolet drivers have achieved a 70 Cup series wins and a record 30 Cup championships, including Jimmie Johnson in 2016. The Detroit motor brand's drivers also earned a record 39 NASCAR manufacturer titles, including 13 consecutive titles from 2003-2015.

    “Chevrolet, Camaro, and ZL1 are all synonymous with winning, both on and off the track,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of GM Global Product Development. “We are thrilled to run Camaro in NASCAR next year, with the time-honored and track-tested ZL1 badge, and we’re just as excited for our drivers, teams, fans, and customers.”

    Chevrolet Introduces 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car

    So next year during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, keep an eye out for the newly introduced 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the race track. Chevrolet looks to continue its racing legacy and winning ways with help from the new Camaro ZL1. Make sure to keep your own vehicle in top shape as well, by following our Summer Car Care tips or scheduling an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done.   

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


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    Pick of the Week - 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab - 08/08/2017

    DURAND, Mich., –– Our latest pick of the week - 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab, is a heavy duty truck with a striking appearance to match its exceptional power. With a dark crimson metallic exterior, extended cab, and 295 horsepower this 2009 Sierra can get the job done whether you need a work truck, family vehicle, or just an awesome new ride. Drive off in this 2009 GMC Sierra with only 75,760 miles on it for $17,900.

    Pick of the Week - 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab

    Vehicle Features Include:
    • OnStar
    • MP3 Compatible
    • Audio Input Jack
    • Auto Headlights
    • Security System
    • 4x4
    • Power Windows
    • Power Door Locks
    • Stability Control
    • Traction Control
    • ABS
    • Seats Six

    Pick of the Week - 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab

    Engine: Vortec 4.8L V8 SFI

    Transmission: Electronic 4-Speed Automatic w/OD
    Wheels: 17" x 7.5" 6-Lug Chrome-Styled Steel

    Pick of the Week - 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab

    Pick of the Week - 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab

    The interior of the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 is uniquely refined with an array of entertainment and comfort features as dark titanium design elements and ebony bolsters with cloth seat trim. The cabin of this truck is also quite spacious with plenty of room in the back bench seat for additional passengers. With all of it's features and capability, its hard not to imagine yourself driving off in this impressive truck. So stop by our dealership to test drive our pick of the week - 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab today!

    To see this and other new and used vehicles, stop by Graff Chevrolet in Durand, MI and one of our experienced sales staff would be happy to assist you! Additionally, we recommend you take care of your vehicle this season by completing your Summer Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center. It's the best way to ensure your vehicle's performance and your personal safety out on the roads 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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    Chevrolet Offers OnStar Family Link to Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe - 08/04/2017

    DURAND, Mich., – Chevrolet is partnering with OnStar to add another technology feature to Chevy vehicles that will help ensure the safety of young drivers and give their parents peace of mind. The technology, called OnStar Family Link, allows parents to monitor their teen's vehicle location wherever it goes out on the road. It also allows parents to set up text or email alerts to notify them when the vehicle arrives and leaves a destination or travels outside a specified area. So read on to learn more about Chevrolet offering OnStar Family Link to help keep Teen Drivers safe out on the road!

    Chevrolet Offers OnStar Family Link to Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

    Throughout August, Chevrolet is offering customers three months of free OnStar Family Link service. Owners of 2012 or newer model year Chevy vehicles inside the U.S. with an active OnStar account can sign up for the free trial. Once the trial ends, you can continue the service for $3.99 a month plus tax. You can subscribe for a free trial of OnStar Family Link online.

    “The day your children start driving is a dream come true for them, but it can be a nightmare for a concerned parent,” said Luciana Chamberlain, Family Link product marketing manager for Chevrolet. “OnStar Family Link can help minimize a parent’s anxiety by letting them know when their child has arrived at school, left a friend’s house or traveled outside of their comfort zone.” 

    Chevrolet Offers OnStar Family Link to Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

    Coupled with Chevrolet's Teen Driver Technology, the OnStar Family Link can help parents manage and mentor their teen's driving habits even when they're not in the vehicle. Teen Driver works by allowing parents to set radio volume limits, create speed warnings, limit the top speed of the vehicle to 85 mph, and more. Parents can then review the Teen Driver Report Card which tallies all of the information on their child's trips in the vehicle, including distance driven, over-speed warnings, and forward collision alerts among many others. Teen Driver is available on a number of  2017 Chevrolet models, reach out to our friendly sales staff to find out which vehicle with Teen Driver are available at our dealership. 

    So if you've got a teenager who'll soon be driving on their own or already is, and you want to do everything you can to keep them safe and continue to develop their driving skills, consider using these new technologies. Chevrolet is offering OnStar Family Link to help keep teen drivers safe with a 3-month free subscription starting in August. Take advantage of this special offer and help keep an eye on your young driver out on the road. You can also ensure your new driver's safety by making sure their vehicle is in top condition by following our Summer Car Care tips or scheduling an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need done.

    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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    5 Signs Your Brakes Need to Be Replaced - 08/03/2017

    DURAND, Mich., – Brakes are some of the most crucial components of your vehicle that the ensure safety of not only you and your passengers but other cars out on the road as well. Yet, brakes are often overlooked in terms of routine maintenance by the average driver, and their repairs and replacement aren't always seen as a priority. Well, we're here to tell you that your brakes and brake pads are some of the most important components in your vehicle and they need to be maintained and inspected regularly. Otherwise, you run the risk of an accident happening or serious and costly component break down. We've compiled a list of 5 signs your brakes need to be replaced to help you tell when it's time to bring in your vehicle to a service center.

    5 Signs Your Brakes Need to Be Replaced

    How can I tell if my brake pads need replacing?

    That is always the big question. You can start by searching for brake pad wear by looking through the spaces between your wheel's spokes. You will see the outside brake pad pressed against a metal rotor, and the pad should be at least 1/4 inch thick. Any less than 1/4 of an inch and you should have your brake pads inspected to see if they need to be replaced.

    Typically, you should have your brakes checked about every 5 months or every 5,000 miles. If you drive in stop-and-go traffic a lot or make hard brakes often you should get your brake pads checked even more frequently. You can always ask our technicians to take a look at your brakes the next time you're at a service center for an oil change just to be safe.

    Signs your brake components need replacing:


    Grinding or Squealing

    If, when you brake, you hear a loud metallic sound, it means that your brake pads have worn down completely, and are most likely beyond replacement. The grinding or squealing noise you hear is caused by the two pieces of metal (the disc and the caliper) rubbing together, scratching your rotors and creating an uneven surface. If this happens, your mechanic will likely tell you that the rotors need to be resurfaced or replaced.

    Reduced Responsiveness 

    If your brakes aren't reacting to your foot, are less responsive, or if the brake pedal sinks all the to the floor when you press on it, there may be an air or fluid leak in the braking system. An easy way to check is to look for a small puddle of brake fluid underneath the vehicle when it's parked. Brake fluid has an appearance very similar to fresh motor oil.

    Pulling

    If you find your vehicle pulling to one side while you're braking, it may be time for a brake adjustment or to get your fluid drained and replaced. When your vehicle pulls during breaking, it's usually a sign that the brake linings are wearing down unevenly or that there is debris or foreign substances in the brake fluid.

    Vibration

    If you feel a vibration on the brake pedal when you're applying your foot to it, this can either mean that the rotors have become warped or that your wheels are out of alignment. Warped rotors are caused by severe braking for long periods, and the vibration is felt because the brake pads are not able to grab the surface evenly.

    Shaking Steering Wheel

    Warped or thin brake rotors can also cause your steering wheel to shake and vibrate as well. This is because the rotors aren’t able to disperse the heat. If you’re experiencing this issue, it’s important to have your brakes looked at and repaired so you’re safe on the road.

    If you are experiencing any of these 5 signs that your brake pads, rotors, or other brake components are wearing down or need to be replaced, it's very important you get them looked at right away. Our experienced and skilled team at the Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center can address and fix any issues you may have. The sooner you get these issues taken care of, the better. Putting off these repairs can compound the damage and affect other components in your vehicle making for a costly repair bill. Plus, you're putting yourself and others on the road in danger by driving with compromised braking ability. So schedule an appointment today to ensure that your vehicle is top working order.

    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 - 1990 Chevrolet Corvette - 08/01/2017

    DURAND, Mich., –– This time around, our pick of the week - 1990 Chevrolet Corvette, is a classic sports car in terrific condition. Boasting a unique and striking red exterior, this Corvette is a premium automobile capable of ruling the road. With a tan convertible top and leather interior, there is a real feeling of luxury to this Corvette. It may be aged 27 years, but it's in great shape and only has 56,903 miles on it. Drive off in your dream car for just $11,900!


    Engine: 5.7L V8 TBI

    Transmission: Manual 5-Speed



    This 1990 Chevy Corvette has an aggressive body design and is stylized with Corvette iconography all over the vehicle. This stylish ride is also is powered by 5.7L V8 engine with 250 horsepower. You'll be cruising around the state on clear sunny days with our pick of the week - 1990 Chevrolet Corvette. Visit our dealership to test drive it today! 

    To see this and other new and used vehicles, stop by Graff Chevrolet in Durand, MI and one of our experienced sales staff would be happy to assist you! Additionally, we recommend you take care of your vehicle this season by completing your Summer Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center. It's the best way to ensure your vehicle's performance and your personal safety out on the roads 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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    2018 Equinox Standard Surround Vision Technology Helps to Improve Residential Safety - 07/28/2017

    2018 Equinox Standard Surround Vision Technology Helps to Improve Residential Safety

    DURAND, Mich., – Backover accidents account for over 15,000 injuries a year, with at least 40% of them occurring in residential areas and a staggering 24% in driveways. Chevrolet knows safety features in your vehicle aren't needed just on the road, but at home, too. The new 2018 Equinox's standard Surround Vision Technology helps to improve residential safety by providing drivers a better view of what's happening around the vehicle through the infotainment display.

    Surround Vision technology uses four cameras, stationed on the front, both sides, and back of the 2018 Chevy Equinox, to give viewers a birds-eye view of their vehicle, alongside a Rear View Camera. When the vehicle is put in reverse, the display will show these two views so that drivers don't have to rely on their blind spot and rear view mirror to make sure there's nothing or nobody in the way before backing up.

    Using radar technology, Surround Vision will alert drivers of incoming hazards with audio and visual notifications on the display, helping to further reduce the risk of potential backover accidents. Surround Vision Technology can be used with backing out of a driveway, parking spot, or even your own garage to help prevent potentially fatal accidents from occurring.

    “The majority of backover incidents are caused by the driver not being able to see their immediate surroundings,” says Rondell Burge, researcher of driver behavior, Chevrolet. “When you hear about backover or frontover incidents involving parents or grandparents and their little ones, your heart sinks. It’s personal and at Chevy we want to help drivers see as much of their environment as possible to help them avoid the unthinkable. That’s where Surround Vision can help.”



    The 2018 Equinox comes with a variety of safety features available to consumers, including Rear Seat Reminders, Teen Driver Safety technology, and more. If you are interested in any of the 2018 Equinox's features, take a closer look at the vehicle's features on our in-depth Model Overview page.

    Chevy has made surround vision technology available with the new Equinox, Bolt EV, and Traverse to improve residential safety for neighborhoods around the country. You can view the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse online in our model showroom to get a closer look at the details and features each vehicle has to offer. If you're interested in giving any of these vehicles a test drive, give us a call or stop by our dealership today! 

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


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    How to Touch Up Your Car This Summer - 07/26/2017

    DURAND, Mich., – Michigan weather is unpredictable. A cold and rainy morning could give way to a muggy and hot summer afternoon in just a few hours' time! The summer is the best time to keep up on any cosmetic repairs and maintenance your vehicle may need. After a harsh winter and rainy spring, your vehicle may have some rust, scratches, and dents on its exterior. Learning how to touch up your car this summer will give you the tips and tricks needed to fix up dents, scratches, and leave your vehicle looking as good as new!

    How to Touch Up Your Car This Summer


    Giving Your Vehicle a Homemade Car Wash

    Give your vehicle a thorough cleaning at home with just three simple ingredients! Mixing a gallon of water, half a cup of dish soap, and half a cup of baking soda, you can turn your driveway into a car wash in a matter of minutes! Use a rag or car washing brush, if you have one, to remove dirt, stains, and dust from your vehicle's exterior to improve vision on the road and reduce the chances of rust build up. After washing your vehicle, applying a coat of wax will provide protection from the accumulation of dirt and make rain bead off while you drive.

    How to Touch Up Your Car this Summer

    Removing Scratches


    Scratches can be tough to remove, but it's still possible! Purchase an inexpensive scratch repair pen and gently apply it to any scratches across your vehicle to reduce the surface damage. Unfortunately, scratch repair pens only work with surface level scratches, and deeper scratches into the vehicle's exterior will require cosmetic repair from trained professionals. Our helpful and skilled service staff can help with anything you need and will get your vehicle back in top condition in no time.

    How to Touch Up Your Car this Summer

    Repairing Chipped Paint


    Repairing chipped paint is a little trickier than removing dents or scratches from your vehicle. It requires more attention to detail and can be costly if left unchecked, as some chipped paint can rust the metal on your vehicle over time. A good rule of thumb is to take it in for repair if the chipped area is brown, rusty, or over the size of a quarter. We can help by providing you with quick, inexpensive service on any chipped paint on your vehicle!

    How to Touch Up Your Car this Summer

    Repairing Your Cracked Windshield


    Getting a crack in your windshield can turn an otherwise leisurely drive into a stressful one after you realize you have to get it replaced or repaired. Thankfully, smaller cracks and scratches can be easily repaired! Take your vehicle in for maintenance to get the windshield replaced, it takes practically no time at all. Make sure any chips and cracks in your vehicle's windshield are properly cared for, as cracks that are left unattended to can spread and threaten the structural integrity of the windshield.

    How to Touch Up Your Car This Summer

    Refer to our cosmetic vehicle care tips to further increase and preserve the resale value of your vehicle and make it more visually appealing. If you know how to touch up your car this summer, you'll be able to fix up any unsightly dents, scratches, and cracks to make it look as good as new! For the best possible deal on any maintenance, whether it's cosmetic or routine, utilize our coupons to save some money this summer! Keep up on summer car care tips to keep your vehicle up to speed during the warm months, with maintenance advice to ensure your interior, exterior, and components of your vehicle are all at top efficiency. 

    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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    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids - 07/20/2017

    DURAND, Mich., – Hot summer days are so much fun for young children while playing outside and being active, but you don't want them to overheat! Lucky for you, there are plenty of easy-to-make and delicious frozen summer treats for kids to keep them cool this season. These homemade treat recipes don't require much to pull off and your kids will love them!

    Frozen Fruit Pops

    Make a fresh and sweet treat filled with delicious fruit! It's a perfect treat to help cool down that's more healthy than traditional desserts and popsicles. You can make a number of different kinds of homemade popsicles with various ingredients like lemonade or blended fruit, and you can add yogurt to make a creamsicle! 


    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    Ice Cream in a Bag

    With only 3 ingredients needed, you and your kids can have a blast making your own delicious ice cream this summer! Plus there's a quick science lesson to be learned about how the making the ice cream actually works to stimulate your children's' minds while on summer vacation.

    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    Frozen Banana Pops

    With irresistible flavor, this is another healthier alternative for your kids when they ask for a frozen treat after playing outside. Plus, these Frozen Banana Pops are super simple to make!

    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    Ice Cream Pops

    Have a little party and create your own ice cream pops loaded with the candy of your choice for a tasty treat. Your kids will love making these pops almost as much they'll love eating them!

    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    Frozen Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Bites

    Perfect for hot summer days, these refreshing treats are easy to make and healthy! Take them along on a picnic, camping trip, or just dole them out as a quick snack.

    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    Frozen Grape Kebabs

    A simple and healthy snack for your kids when they rush inside and start asking for something to eat. Tide them over until their next meal with frozen grape kebabs, which only require toothpicks, grapes, and a freezer to make!

    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    Banana Chocolate Ice Cream

    Blend up some frozen bananas with cocoa powder or even some peanut butter to create a delicious ice cream substitute! Plus, there are tons of flavor variations you can try with this healthy frozen treat.

    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    S'mores Popsicles

    These take a bit more work to create, but the payoff is sure worth it! Create a yummy dessert item that will taste great and have you feeling like you're sitting around a campfire.

    Delicious Frozen Summer Treats for Kids

    So try these delicious frozen summer treats for kids to help keep your youngsters happy and cool during the warm weather. They'll love how tasty and fun to eat these goodies are! Also, if you're planning on doing any road trips with the family this month, make sure your vehicle is ready for the long drive with our Summer Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center. It's the best way to ensure your vehicle's performance and your personal safety out on the roads 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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    Easy Ways to Improve Your Car's Gas Mileage - 07/15/2017

    DURAND, Mich., – Tired of costly trips to the pump to repeatedly fill up your gas tank? Thankfully there's a number of quick tips you can start using to improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency. We've put together a list of easy ways to improve your car's gas mileage to help you get from point A to point B with better fuel efficiency! Some of these tips are simple maintenance fixes that we can take care of at our Service Department, and our staff will be more than happy to assist you with anything you may need!

    Easy Ways to Improve Your Car's Gas Mileage

    1. Drive Slower & Avoid Rapid Acceleration

    While driving fast can be exhilarating, it can also severely cut down on your gas mileage! If you drive at speeds over 65mph on a regular basis, it can cause your gas mileage to drop down by up to 15% of its efficiency! Keeping a consistent and fairly slow speed can help to reduce the likelihood of this occurring. Use your cruise control to maintain a safe speed and maximize the efficiency of your vehicle. Also, avoid rapidly accelerating as it burns gasoline more quickly. Accelerate smoothly and you'll go farther!

    2. Check Your Tire Pressure

    Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your driving efficiency by up to 3.3%. While that may not seem like a big number, it makes a huge difference that you'll notice over the long run! Properly inflating your tires to the right size can also help to improve your traction on the road, keeping both you and your passengers much safer. Low tire pressure can increase the resistance of the tires against the road, causing your vehicle to face more friction and robbing it of its efficiency. Check your owner's manual to see the recommended PSI for your tires!

    3. Change Your Air Filter

    Your air filter protects your engine from clogging from the dust, dirt, and pollen accumulated while driving. Over time, the filter will become excessively clogged from all the debris it is absorbing, making it harder for your engine to suck in air from the filter. Getting your vehicle's air filter replaced once a year will measurably increase your vehicle's mileage, giving it more power on the road to retain fuel and increase your engine's health.

    4. Lighten the Load

    This may seem like a no-brainer, but keeping your vehicle lighter will make a big different to its fuel efficiency! Sometimes, you may forget to take a few things out of your vehicle from a vacation, and that excess weight can slow you down on the road. Carrying extra luggage or passengers regularly can cause your engine to put more effort in while driving, causing an uptick in fuel usage.

    5. Replace Your Gas Cap Seal

    Your gas cap seal protects your tank from filling with excess oxygen, and excess oxygen can cause fuel to be burned at a much quicker rate. Over time, your gas cap's seal can degrade, creating openings that allow oxygen to seep into your tank. Getting your gas cap seal replaced can prevent this from occurring, and the repair is typically very inexpensive! Give us a call at our service center for an estimate on pricing and we'll be able to find the best deal to help you!

    The best way to save money and maximize fuel efficiency is to have your vehicle regularly looked at! Our Service Center at Graff Durand is home to the free alignment check and tire price match guarantee. Now that you know how to improve your car's gas mileage, you'll be able to get back on the road with some more spending money! From replacement filters to cleaning your vehicle, we hope these handy tips extend your gas tank and keep your summer fun going as long as possible!

    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 - 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - 07/13/2017

    DURAND, Mich., –– Our latest pick of the week - 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid boasts dashing and sporty looks, impressive fuel efficiency, and only one previous owner. This hybrid sedan is powered by both a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and a 34-kilowatt lithium polymer battery electric motor for a combined 206 horsepower. You'll go longer between trips to the pump in this 2012 Sonata, priced at $7,900!

    Pick of the Week - 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    Vehicle Features Include:
    • Bluetooth
    • MP3 Compatible
    • Dual Zone Climate Control
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Satellite Radio
    • Audio Input Jack
    • Auto Headlights
    • Speed Sensing Wipers
    • Security System
    • Power Windows
    • Power Seats
    • Power Door Locks
    • Side Air Bags
    • Stability Control
    • Traction Control

    Pick of the Week - 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    Engine: 2.4L Atkinson Cycle 4-Cylinder Hybrid

    Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
    Wheels: 16 x 6.5J Eco-Spoke Aluminum Alloy

    Pick of the Week - 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    The interior of the 2012 Sonata is impressive and technologically advanced as well. With gray premium cloth and leather seats, this sedan has a dynamic dashboard, excellent comfort and tech features, and plenty of room for passengers. You'll look good, drive far, and enjoy the smooth ride along the way in our pick of the week - 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Visit our dealership to test drive it today! 

    To see this and other new and used vehicles, stop by Graff Chevrolet in Durand, MI and one of our experienced sales staff would be happy to assist you! Additionally, we recommend you take care of your vehicle this season by completing your Summer Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center. It's the best way to ensure your vehicle's performance and your personal safety out on the roads 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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    Chevy Unveils First Self-Driving Vehicles - 07/07/2017

    DURAND, Mich., –– This summer, General Motors has begun its campaign to launch the automotive world into the future. GM has manufactured and produced 130 self-driving Chevy Bolt EV vehicles in their Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan. Get an exclusive look into the future as Chevy unveils its first self-driving vehicles to the world! The technology may not be available to the public yet, but according to GM, it will be released to the public sooner rather than later! Read on to learn about these unique benefits the self-driving Chevy Bolt EV carries with it!

    Chevy Unveils First Self-Driving Vehicles

    The self-driving technology in the Chevy Bolt EV is possible in part thanks to LIDAR, a laser radar technology, which helps the vehicle detect its surroundings to ensure the safety of its driver and passengers. Other technology, like cameras, sensors, and radars, will help the vehicle detect any potential hazards at 360 degrees. While this technology will allow the vehicle to drive on its own, it is considered a Level-4 autonomous vehicle. This means that it's able to drive on its own, but still requires an alert driver to sit behind the vehicle in case of emergencies. Drivers can take control during any situation, but the vehicle is able to adapt to most scenarios, including traffic and freeway driving.

    GM has made it their goal to become the first car company to mass-produce autonomous vehicles for the public. Last year, they purchased Cruise Automation, a self-driving car software company for $581 million. Since then, they've hired 1,163 engineers and other employees and have been investing aggressively in Cruise Automation's technology. GM will run Cruise Automation like a Silicon Valley startup company, investing almost $150 million quarterly to ensure that this technology is able to be released to the public sooner rather than later.

    Additionally, GM has invested $500 million in the ride-hailing app Lyft, and plans to deploy the self-driving Bolt EV through the company's network in the near future. Before they bring this reality into fruition, however, GM has vowed to perfect their self-driving technology. Earlier in the year, they had already produced 50 self-driving vehicles, and now, with 180 to test and manufacture, time and innovation is on their side. 

    While the self-driving Chevy Bolt EV isn't available to the public, the Bolt EV and its award winning features are available to purchase today! Browse our inventory to read up on the Bolt EV and other award-winning Chevrolet vehicles to see what we at Graff Durand have to offer you. Get a glimpse of the future as Chevy unveils its first self-driving vehicles! Before you know it, you'll be piloting your very own autonomous vehicle!

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


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