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    Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac Mt. Pleasant Is Your Destination for New Cars, Used Cars, and Auto Service

    When you visit our Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac dealership in Mt. Pleasant, we work hard to make sure all of your automotive needs are met. Whether you need a new Buick, GMC, Cadillac vehicle, auto service, auto repair, or financial assistance, we’re here to help! Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac is dedicated to your complete satisfaction, which is why we’ll work hard from the moment you step foot in our Mt. Pleasant dealership until long after you’ve left.

    We pride ourselves on being the all-in-one auto care destination for customers in Mount Pleasant and beyond! Contact Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac directly by calling (989) 773-3917.

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    When you choose Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant, you're choosing a tradition of excellence that goes back over 100 years. Our friendly team will take the time to answer all your questions and make sure you’re always satisfied with your experience. We value our customers, and to show you how important you are to us, we offer lots of convenient services that you won't find anywhere else.

    Visit Graff Mt. Pleasant for a great new Chevrolet or used car, as well as everything you need to take great care of your car. We have more than just a great selection of new Chevys and used cars at amazing process; we have a dedicated team who will work with you to make your experience at our dealership convenient and enjoyable. At Graff Mt. Pleasant, we'll always make sure you get exactly what you need at the right price.

    Auto Service and Routine Maintenance at Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac in Mt. Pleasant, MI

    If your vehicle is in need of auto service or routine maintenance, the Hank Graff Service Center is where you need to be. With ASE Certified technicians, a state of the art Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac Service Center, and competitively priced services, you’ll be satisfied with your time spent with us. Our Mt. Pleasant Service Center services all makes and models, both foreign and domestic.

    In addition to being a one-stop Mt. Pleasant shop, we also provide our customers with superior customer service. We love doing what we do and that excitement can be felt all throughout our Mt. Pleasant dealership. We encourage you to stop by Graff Buick GMC Cadillac today and see what we mean!

    To schedule an appointment with one of our talented Cadillac, Buick, GMC technicians, click the ‘Make an Appointment’ link below!

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    No business can be successful without the help of a great leader. At Hank Graff in Mt. Pleasant, we’re lucky to have not just one great leader, but two! Hank Graff – Mt. Pleasant is a great place to work and visit, and we have no one to thank for this except Jim Messick and Lynette Wedding.

    To learn more about the wonderful general managers that help make Hank Graff the business our customers have come to know and love, click the link below!

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    New Cars, Used Cars, and Auto Service in Mt. Pleasant at Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac

    Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to be the Michigan dealership of choice for customers in Mt. Pleasant and beyond! We are honored to be a part of such a wonderful city and truly enjoy serving Mt. Pleasant’s community members.

    It is because we enjoy making our customers happy that our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership is such an exciting place to visit. We like to refer to our lobby as ‘controlled chaos’ because there is always a lot going on and everyone is having fun. The employees at Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac all treat each other like family, which creates a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. However, don’t just take our word for it – stop by Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac today and take part in the action!

    In addition to an upbeat and fun atmosphere, Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac also provides our customers with a great selection of vehicles. No matter if you’re looking for a new Cadillac, new Buick, new GMC, or used car, truck, SUV or crossover, we have the vehicle for you at our Mt. Pleasant dealership.

    Once you’ve found the vehicle of your dreams, we’ll happily step up to the plate to help you take care of it at our Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac Service Center. We provide first-rate auto service and routine maintenance to all of our customers. The best part about this is that we cater to your schedule. Whatever works for you, we’ll make it happen.

    Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac services all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. Our services include oil changes, tire rotations, wheel alignments, coolant flushes, and so much more!

    When you visit Hank Graff Buick GMC Cadillac, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be taken care of. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and proudly serve communities across Michigan including Mt. Pleasant, Wise, Weidman, Pleasant Valley, Coe, Two Rivers, Summerton, Oil City, Beal City, Winn, Delwin, Strickland, Rosebush, Crawford, Alembic, Midland, Clare, Alma, St. Louis, Ithaca, and Big Rapids.

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    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of - 04/20/2018

    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of


    MT. PLEASANT, Mich. -- Michigan is famous for many things such as being the birthplace of a musical revolution, putting the world on wheels thanks to the automotive industry, and having some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the nation. What you might not have known, however, is that there are many big names who call the Mitten State home!

    Graff Mt. Pleasant brings you 11 famous Michiganders we should all be proud of.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    1. ALICE COOPER

    Born Vincent Damon Furnier in Detroit on February 4th, 1948, Alice Cooper's legendary career as "The Godfather of Shock Rock" spans over half a century. With his distinctive raspy voice and wild live shows, Alice Cooper invented the subgenre of "shock rock" and inspired a generation of performers that followed after him. In addition to being a musician, Cooper has also appeared on the big screen in movies such as Wayne's World (1992), Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), and Dark Shadows (2012).


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    2. MADONNA

    The "Material Girl" and reigning "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s was born in Bay City and raised in Rochester Hills, where she graduated from Rochester Adams High School with perfect grades and a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Known for her lighter-than-air vocals and revolutionary imagery and lyrics that became the catalysts of a revitalized discussion of feminism in America, Madonna set the stage for empowering female superstars in pop music like Pink, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    3. BRUCE CAMPBELL AND SAM RAIMI

    Fans of fright know this dynamic duo as the star and director of the influential horror franchise, The Evil Dead, but did you also know that they're both from Michigan? As childhood pals growing up in Royal Oak, Campbell and Raimi would make Super 8 movies together with a camera given to Raimi by his father. Their first serious collaboration was a 30 minute short entitled Within the Woods, which was more of a proof of concept used to attract investors to produce what would be the film that would launch both of their careers. The Evil Dead enjoys a place amongst the greatest horror movies of all time and spawned three more feature-length films including a remake, video games, comic books, and more recently a Starz television series intended as a sequel to the original trilogy.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of


    4. DIANA ROSS

    Born and raised in Detroit, Diana Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the Supremes who were Motown's most successful act in the 1960s, and remain the best charting girl group in American music history as well as one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. In addition to helping to catapult the musical and cultural revolution that was Motown, Ross is the most successful female music artist in history according to the Guinness Book of World Records whose legacy has inspired the work of many other musicians, as well as cleared the way for future African-American R&B and soul musicians (especially women) to achieve mainstream success.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    5. THE WHITE STRIPES

    Known for their melding of blues and garage rock, raw minimalism in composition and performance, and their signature color scheme, the White Stripes also proudly call Michigan home. Jack White grew up in a large Catholic family in Detroit as the seventh son of 10 children, while Meg hails from the suburb of Grosse Pointe Farms and worked in Royal Oak, where the two met. With humble beginnings in the underground Detroit music scene, they rose to national then international fame six studio albums later. These days the Stripes are no longer making music together, with Meg choosing to leave the public eye. Jack, on the other hand, continues going strong with his record label Third Man as well as a successful solo career.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    6. EMINEM

    Marshall Mathers may not have been born in Michigan, but this is where he was made. He got his start in the Detroit underground hip-hop scene, participating in freestyle rap battles at West 7 Mile's Hip-Hop Shop and the Shelter at St. Andrew's Hall. Eventually, he caught the ear of legendary hip-hop virtuoso Dr. Dre and went on to become one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Eminem is praised for his technical and inventive lyrical ability, coupling a robust vocabulary with complex rhyme schemes that involve bending words so they rhyme, multisyllabic rhyming, multi-word bars, and use of melody. He even recently set the world record for Most Words in a Hit Single with "Rap God", which contains 1,560 words expertly laced through six minutes and four seconds, which averages out to be 4.28 words per second, spitting 97 of those words in one 15 second segment alone at "supersonic speed".


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    7. JEFF DANIELS

    Hailing from Chelsea, MI where he still resides, Jeff Daniels is a proudly Michigan-made legend of the stage and screen with a long list of credits including Terms of Endearment (1983), Speed (1994), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), and of course Dumb and Dumber (1994). He attended Central Michigan University where he participated in the theater program and is the founder and current executive director of the Chelsea-based Purple Rose Theatre Company. When he isn't acting, he's making music having released six-full length albums to date and performing frequent gigs notably around Ann Arbor.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    8. KID ROCK

    Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, grew up on a sprawling six-acre estate in Romeo where he helped his family pick apples and tend to their horses. He discovered hip-hop in the 1980s and taught himself how to rap and DJ, going on to participate in local talent shows in Detroit. Since then, his eclectic sound has drawn from hip-hop, rock, and country with lyrical content ranging from humorous boasting raps to more serious social and political issues. A self-taught musician, he is said to play every instrument in his backing band. Kid Rock does extensive charity work through his Kid Rock Foundation, which raises funds for multiple causes including military veterans. He is also an advocate for affordable concert tickets, making an effort to sell those for his own performances as low as possible, and gets a percentage of concession and ticket sales rather being paid for the show.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    9. SHERILYN FENN

    Born and raised in Detroit, Sherilyn Fenn is best-known for her role as Audrey Horne on David Lynch's cult-classic television show, Twin Peaks, in the early 1990s and again in 2017 for the third season revival of the series. While she grew up to be an actress, Fenn comes from a family of music greats including jazz musician Art Quatro (her grandpa), barrier-breaking female rockers Arlene and Suzi Quatro (her mom and aunt, respectively), and Leo Fenn (her dad) who managed Alice Cooper.


    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    10. JAMES EARL JONES

    Born in Arkabutla, Mississippi. Made in Jackson, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the legendary James Earl Jones began his acting career at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee. His over 60-year legacy includes a long list of stage and screen credits, though most people probably know him as the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King.

    11 Famous Michiganders We All Should Be Proud Of

    11. MAGIC JOHNSON

    Hailing from Lansing and a Michigan State alum, Magic Johnson's illustrious career includes first selection overall in the 1979 NBA draft, playing point-guard for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 seasons, receiving an MVP award as a rookie, bringing home Olympic gold in 1992 as part of "The Dream Team", and two-time induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame. After being stricken with HIV and abruptly retiring in 1991, he returned the next year to play in the All-Star game which netted him another MVP award. He then retired for another four years and returned to the Lakers in 1996 for 32 more games before retiring a third and final time. Since then, Magic has become a fervent activist for HIV/AIDS prevention.

    It's always cool to see people from your home state go on to do amazing things, for themselves, their craft, and for the world. These are just 11 famous people who call our wonderful Mitten State home, but do you know any others we missed? Have you met any of those we've listed here? Share your stories with us! Additionally, as the weather continues to warm up and you start planning more weekend getaways and summer road trips, make sure to get your vehicle checked out and serviced. After a long winter, your car, truck, or SUV can have a lot of issues that need to be addressed. We recommend bringing your vehicle to our Service Center to complete your Spring Car Care maintenance routine and get it back in top working condition!

    At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com


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    Oil and Important Fluids: Why and How to Check them for National Car Care Month - 04/16/2018

    Oil and Important Fluids: Why and How to Check them for National Car Care Month

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich. -- There are three important fluids that run through your vehicle and all of them serve specific purposes that affect function, performance, and efficiency. Making sure they're regularly checked, flushed, topped off, and changed is an essential part of seasonal maintenance that will improve the longevity and safety of your car. Oil, coolant, and washer fluid should be checked on a routine basis, and the start of spring is the perfect time to do so. If you're planning on spending a lot of time on the road come the warmer months, it's even more important to schedule a service appointment with us to stay safe and make sure your car is running at its best.

    We at Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant are here to tell you about oil and important fluids, and why and how you should check them for National Car Care Month.



    Oil and Important Fluids: Why and How to Check them for National Car Care Month


    WASHER FLUID

    Washer fluid works together with your wiper blades to allow you clear visibility through your windshield. Some vehicles have built-in sensors that signal low washer fluid levels on the dashboard, while others do not. In any case, it's important to learn how to check it yourself so you always have a means of clearing your windshield of precipitation and debris while driving. The opening to your vehicle's washer fluid tank can be found under the hood, indicated by a picture of a windshield on the cap. When completely empty, most washer fluid reservoirs will take a whole gallon. No matter what the level, be sure to pour evenly and slowly.

    If you go the route of doing it yourself, make sure you get a pre-diluted washer fluid that's rated for the temperatures you'll be driving in, otherwise you can risk it freezing in the tank. This information is always printed on the label. Though if you're unsure about going it alone, visit our service center and we'll gladly top it off for you!


    Oil and Important Fluids: Why and How to Check them for National Car Care Month

    OIL CHANGE

    Oil is an extremely important component of a well-running vehicle, as it lubricates the moving parts of your engine, helps to reduce heat caused by friction, keeps the engine clean, and protects it against wear. Routinely having your oil changed can help you avoid expensive damage in the long-run, as well as enhance the overall longevity of your car. Routine oil changes should be done every 3,000-5,000 miles, or sometimes longer depending on your driving habits and if your vehicle uses synthetic oil. If you're not sure, always consult your owner's manual.

    However, if you have any upcoming road trips or other spring and summer activities that will put you on the road more often, stop in for an oil change to ensure your vehicle can handle it and that your engine runs smoothly.


    Oil and Important Fluids: Why and How to Check them for National Car Care Month

    COOLANT

    Coolant, also known as antifreeze, is responsible for controlling the temperature of various engine components. It serves a dual purpose of keeping the radiators in your vehicle from freezing or overheating throughout the year. We recommend replacing your coolant every two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Different vehicles have different needs, however. So when in doubt, always check your owner's manual for your make and model's specs.

    If you suspect that your engine may be overheating or detect a sweet smell while driving that might indicate a coolant leak, come visit us and our service experts can see what's going on, and top it off if needed. With warmer temperatures on the way, spring is the perfect time to check your coolant fluid checked to prevent overheating.

    Now you know why it's important to check your oil and important fluids, and how to do it. All three fluids serve crucial purposes that are essential to a well-running vehicle and work together to ensure your safety as well as that of your investment. To perform their duties, however, they need your help. If you're uncomfortable checking or changing these fluids yourself, Graff Mt. Pleasant's friendly team of service specialists will gladly do it for you! Schedule an appointment today!

    At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com



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    5 Fun Activities for a Rainy Day Indoors - 04/10/2018

    5 Fun Activities for a Rainy Day Indoors

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich. -- April showers, right? Or in Michigan's case lately, April snow showers. Either way, outdoor activities aren't exactly exciting options during this extra turbulent time of the season, but that doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had right in the comfort of your own home. For kids and adults, here are 5 fun activities for a rainy day indoors.


    5 Fun Activities for a Rainy Day Indoors

    1. GOOD OL' NETFLIX

    It's rainy. It's snowy. It's cold. What a perfect time to forget how dismal it is outside and catch up on your favorite shows inside! Grab some snacks and drinks, plop on the couch, and call upon your good friend Netflix. Rainy days create the perfect atmosphere for a horror flick scare-a-thon, or maybe you'll finally binge every episode of that one series everyone's been borderline spoiling on Facebook. If you have kids, you can never go wrong with Disney, and most of the movies double as a fun sing-a-long!


    5 Fun Activities for a Rainy Day Indoors

    2. INDOOR EXERCISE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

    Kids have a ton of energy, and we all know a rainy day doesn't change that at all. Consider some of these fun and active to-dos for your cooped-up kiddos:

    • Balloon Ping-Pong: This one doubles as a creative activity. Get a paper plate and tape a popsicle stick to the back, then get some crayons and let your kid customize their ping-pong paddle. Lastly, blow up a balloon and go nuts!
    • Dance Party: Throw on some of your kids' favorite music and have a dance party. Mix it up: When the music stops, everyone has to freeze in place until it starts again. Or add a "follow the leader" aspect, switching up dance moves as you make your way around the house.
    • Indoor Hopscotch: No really, just hear us out. Get some painter's tape and create a hopscotch grid on your kitchen or dining room floor. The good thing about painter's tape is it'll come off easily when you're done and it won't ruin your floor.
    • Hallway Bowling: Fill up some of the plastic bottles from your recycle bin with water, set them up at the end of the hallway, and have at it with any ball you have.

    5 Fun Activities for a Rainy Day Indoors

    3. HAVE A HOME SPA DAY

    Turn a gloomy day into a relaxing one by just pampering yourself. Light some candles, burn some incense, draw yourself a hot bubble bath and kick back with your favorite music, a good book, or both. Be sure to add an exfoliating face mask to your experience, as those are super nice and relaxing as well.


    5 Fun Activities for a Rainy Day Indoors

    4. GAMES THAT DON'T NEED ELECTRICITY

    The downside of technology as a source of entertainment is if a storm knocks the power out, there goes your fun, and wireless devices only last so much longer before they must be charged. In the event of such an occurrence, here some fun games you can play on a rainy day indoors that don't require electricity.
    • Pictionary: Draw a thing! Guess the thing!
    • Shadow Puppet Theater: Prop up a flashlight to shine on a blank wall. Brainstorm a story and use your hands to make it come to life!
    • Board Games: The classic activity that never fails.
    • Improvised Poetry: One person says a line of poetry, and the next person must make up their own line that rhymes with it, and so on.

    5 Fun Activities for a Rainy Day Indoors

    5. PLAN A VACATION

    Why not beat the rainy day blues by planning a vacation? For real this time! Make a list of places you'd like to visit or ask your kids where they'd like to go. Research transportation, look at pictures read about fun stuff to do while you're there. And, while you're at it, schedule a service appointment with us to make sure your vehicle is at its best for this awesome road trip in the works.

    Those are just 5 activities we recommend to spend a rainy day indoors. What do you like to do when the weather has you stuck inside? We at Graff Mt. Pleasant want to know! Your garage counts as "indoors" as well, why not also use the rainy day to rundown your Spring Car Care checklist? If you're thinking about getting an entirely new ride, take a look at what we have in stock and schedule a test drive!

    At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com



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    Have Your Belts and Hoses Inspected for National Car Care Month - 04/09/2018

    Have Your Belts and Hoses Inspected for National Car Care Month


    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,---We at Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant are here to share with you why you should have your belts and hoses inspected for National Care Care Month. When it comes to keeping your vehicle running in good shape, your belts and hoses are some of the most important parts of your engine because they enable your car to run! Normal use will cause them to wear down over time, but are more susceptible to damage in extreme hot or cold weather. Hot weather can add heat on top of existing friction, which causes these parts to wear down a lot faster. while cold weather on the other hand can make them stiff and prone to cracking.

    By following scheduled maintenance and having regular inspections completed, you can be sure that your belts and hoses are working properly. While they don't often require replacements, inspections can catch little issues before they become big problems. We've shared some tips below on the various kinds of belts and hoses that help your car run, as well as how to spot any signs of damage.

    Have Your Belts and Hoses Inspected for National Car Care Month

    BELTS

    Your engine's belts control things like your AC compressor, water pump, alternator, engine valve intake and exhaust, and power steering. A broken belt can completely disable your vehicle, and the changing temperatures that come with springtime can make them more prone to wear. Damaged, cracked, or frayed belts can still run but can cause even bigger issues like your engine overheating. While they don't often require replacements, it is important to get your belts inspected regularly.

    There are two kinds of belts your engine uses: the timing belt and the accessory or serpentine belt.

    Timing Belt: Also known as the Cam belt, the timing belt synchronizes the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft. This helps the engine's valves open and close at the right times during the cylinders' intake and exhaust strokes. You should have your timing belt replaced every 60,000-100,000 miles or whenever your owner's manual tells you to do so, and here are a few signs to look out for that may indicate a replacement is in order:
    • Your engine "jumps" gears
    • Your vehicle is completely disabled
    • There are plastic pieces from the camshaft gears in your oil pan
    • There is loss of oil pressure (due to the camshaft pieces being in your oil)
    • You hear a squeaking noise from your timing cover
    • You hear rattling noises coming from your engine
    • You have trouble starting your vehicle
    Accessory or Serpentine Belt: Most vehicles usually have one or two drive/accessory belts. Also known as the "serpentine" belt, the accessory belt gets its name from the snake-like motion it uses around the pulleys of the engine. Its job is to transport power to components like your power steering pump, AC compressor, alternator, and many others.

    Water, dirt, oil leaks, and excessive heat can cause your serpentine belt to wear down very quickly. You should have it inspected every 10,000-20,000 miles, and replaced every 60,000-100,000 miles or whenever your owner's manual tells you to do so. Here are a few signs that your accessory belt might need replacing:
    • An overheating engine
    • A disabled vehicle
    • A loss of power steering
    • A squealing or high-pitched noise while accelerating

    Have Your Belts and Hoses Inspected for National Car Care Month

    HOSES

    In the same way your circulatory system moves blood and oxygen around your body, your engine's hoses move fluids vital to your car's performance throughout its entire system. A cracked or damaged hose can lead to the leaking of these vital fluids, like coolant or brake fluid, and reduce the efficiency of your vehicle. There are several kinds of hoses inside your car:

    Radiator Hoses: This hose moves coolant through your engine to regulate its temperature. Without it, your engine can overheat which can in turn case major internal damage and lead to costly repairs. Here a few indicators of a radiator hose leak:
      • Drop in coolant level
      • Smoke coming from your engine
      • Rising engine temperature
      • A bright pool of liquid underneath your vehicle
    Fuel Line: The fuel line transports fuel from your fuel tank to the fuel pump, and are typically made out of reinforced rubber but can also be made out of plastic or metal. While they aren't usually a part of your vehicle's routine maintenance, it is extremely important to have them checked before the end of the fall or beginning of spring when temperatures are changing drastically. Here are some signs you may need to replace your fuel line:
      • Loss in fuel efficiency/gas tank emptying faster than normal
      • Puddles of gas underneath your vehicle
      • Smelling gasoline while driving
      • Hard starts
      • Your vehicle not starting at all
    Brake Lines/Hoses: Brake lines and hoses are used to stop your vehicle when you depress the brake pedal. Some vehicles made of steel and some made of rubber, but rubber takes the majority for the flexibility it provides to your car's suspension when traveling on uneven surfaces. Here's how to tell if you have a broken brake line or hose:
      • Loss of braking ability
      • "Soft" brakes
    Now that you know why, go forth and have your belts and hoses inspected for National Car Care Month! Take care of your car, and it will take care of you. Schedule an appointment with our friendly and knowledgable service team today, and we'll help you keep your vehicle running at its best this spring and get it ready for your summer adventures!

    At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com


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    Clean out Your Closet with 3 Simple Spring Cleaning Steps - 04/04/2018

    Clean out Your Closet with 3 Simple Spring Cleaning Steps


    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,––Give your closet the TLC it deserves this spring. There's no better feeling than having a clean, spacious, and organized wardrobe! People are creatures of habit, meaning we all tend to keep things in our possession longer than we probably should. If you have any sort of doubt about an item in your closet, chances are, it's time for it to go. Get rid of that old grey sweater and worn out pair of running shoes. It's time to clean out your closet with these 3 simple spring cleaning steps:


    Step 1: Purge

    Clean out Your Closet with 3 Simple Spring Cleaning Steps

    We know it can be hard to let go of items that once made you dazzle. However, sometimes, you just have to let go. Go through your closet and ask yourself these 7 questions:
    • Does this fit?
    • Have I worn this in the last 12 months?
    • Is it likely I will ever wear this again?
    • Is this currently in style, and/or does this still accurately represent my style?
    • If this is damaged in any way, will I actually make the effort to get this repaired?
    • If I was shopping right now, would I buy this?
    • Do I feel confident when I wear this?
    If you answer a solid "no" to any of these questions, it's time to say goodbye. Another great way to decipher what items to keep is creating three different piles. One for "keep", another for "maybe", and the last one for "get rid of". This way you can sort through all your clothes and accessories and be able to distinguish what you actually want. Don't forget the 1-year rule! If you haven't worn it in a year, it's probably time to toss it out.


    Step 2: Sell, Donate, or Throw Away

    Clean out Your Closet with 3 Simple Spring Cleaning Steps

    Once you've decided what items you're getting rid of, it's time to figure out what you want to do with them. You have many options to choose from: sell, donate, or throw away. Selling your unwanted clothes can be a hassle and very time-consuming, but it can definitely be worth it for some extra cash to have on hand. If you have some expensive pieces that hold some real value, list them on a resale site like eBay! Now, if you have items that are really worn out or have holes or stains on them, just toss those in the trash. Whatever you have left, bundle it together in a large trash bag or box, and set it aside to be donated. Drop it off at your local Salvation Army, Goodwill, or other nonprofit institution that collects used clothes.


    Step 3: Organize


    Now that you've got the clothes, shoes, and accessories that you want to keep in your closet, it's time to do a little bit of reorganizing. There are three highly effective items to use for storage and organization: hangers, bins/totes, and hooks. Hangers keep the wrinkles out of your clothes and create a cleaner, less cluttered space. Bins/totes comes in all shapes and sizes. They are perfect for stacking on shelves and hiding items you don't typically use everyday. It's also a good idea to put seasonal clothes in boxes until you'll wear them again. Hooks are great for everyday jackets, belts, hats, scarves, purses, or even necklaces.

    Once you've got all your handy storage supplies in order, you'll want to arrange your items in a helpful and easy way. Vacant floor space can be used for totes, bins, or even large bags. Put the clothes/shoes that you wear regularly within reach. Store seasonal bins/rarely used items up high or out of sight. Try organizing your clothing by different categories (i.e. dress pants, jeans, casual shirts, blouses, jackets, etc.). You can even sort items by color, too!


    A lot of times we put spring cleaning aside because we either don't want to let go of certain items, or we don't want to take the time to do it. This spring, make the choice to clean out your closet with these 3 simple spring cleaning steps. Once you do, you'll feel accomplished, organized, and revived. It's a great feeling knowing that your space is clutter-free! Don't forget to clean out your car and perform routine maintenance for the spring season. Read our spring car care tips for information on tires, alignment and suspension, fluids, wiper blades, and spring cleaning. Make sure to schedule an appointment with our service team for any work and repairs your vehicle needs!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com


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    Tire Maintenance Checklist for National Car Care Month - 04/03/2018

    Tire Maintenance Checklist for National Car Care Month


    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,––Did you know... April is National Car Care Month? Your vehicle endures many hardships throughout the winter season. All that corrosive road salt, slippery ice, and heavy snow is gone, leaving our roads filled with nasty and dangerous potholes. These potholes are your tires' worst nightmare! Ensure your car is ready to take on Michigan roads this spring season by getting it up to speed with this tire maintenance checklist for National Car Care Month:


    1. Perform Routine Tire Rotations

    • It is recommended that you rotate your vehicle's tires every 3,000-7,000 miles or every other oil change. Tires tend to wear unevenly, which is why it's important to rotate them to ensure they wear more evenly across all four of them. This will produce better handling overall. Bring your car into our service center for a tire rotation!

    2. Check Out Your Tire Tread
    • Your tire's tread is what allows you to grip the road, serving as a buffer between both surfaces that keeps you safe during various weather patterns. If your vehicle has low tire tread, you'll be put at a higher risk of hydroplaning or losing grip during rainy conditions this spring! It can also increase your stopping distance, making it more difficult to stop in an emergency situation. Check your tire's tread using the penny method or have our team of experts inspect them for you!

    3. Inspect Your Tire Pressure
    • The air pressure in your tires can become effected from various temperatures. It's critical that you maintain the recommended tire pressure at all times as it will improve your fuel economy, decrease risk for tire issues, and provide a much smoother ride as a whole. You can find the recommended PSI for your car's tires in the owner's manual. It's a good idea to check your air pressure in your tires every month or so. Our service team can fill up your tires if they are in need of some air!

    4. Change Your Tires
    • Have you taken off your winter tires yet? If not, it's time to do so. Winter tires are only meant to handle 45 degrees Fahrenheit and below. We recommend switching back to all-season tires. If you're in need of a new set, our service experts will be happy to get your vehicle into brand-new tires! We highly recommend replacing all four at the same time, allowing for even tread wear.


    Staying up-to-date with tire maintenance will ensure their effectiveness when gripping the road and will help extend their life down the road. Spring weather tends to bring slippery road conditions, making it crucial that your vehicle is up to speed on spring car care! Use our tire maintenance checklist for National Car Care Month to make sure you've covered all the bases. Consult our tire care page for more tips on maintaining your car this season. Don't forget to schedule an appointment online with our service team for a tire rotation, new set of wheels, or any other maintenance needs you may have!


    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com


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    Spring Car Care Tips from Graff Mt. Pleasant - 03/29/2018

    Spring Car Care Tips from Graff Mt. Pleasant

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Maintaining your vehicle all year round is critical to its condition and performance. An easy way to keep your car running its best is to perform routine maintenance and seasonal care. Your vehicle takes a beating in the winter, especially from all the heavy snow and salt on the roads. Once spring hits, it's essential to give your car the proper care it needs after a grueling winter. Our team of experts are here to show you easy ways to take care of your vehicle this season. Check out the new page we just launched with Spring Car Care tips from Graff Mt. Pleasant.


    When visiting our new page, these are the various topics you'll learn more about:

    Spring Car Care Tips from Graff Mt. Pleasant

    • Fluids – Fluids help keep your vehicle parts clean and running properly. Read about different types of fluids and the importance of Spring Fluid Maintenance and Care on our Graff Chevrolet page. 
    • Wiper Blades – Your wiper blades become a dependable resource during the rainy weather of spring, but they may have been damaged during the winter months. Find out what the best Spring Wiper Blade Care can be for your car on our Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant page. 
    • Tires – As one of the most important components to your vehicle, you'll want to take tire care seriously. Know what to check when inspecting your tires on our Spring Tire Care page for our Chevrolet Dealership
    • Alignment and Suspension – This spring make sure your vehicle’s alignment and suspension are ready for potholes! Know the importance of spring alignment and suspension on our seasonal maintenance page for Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant
    • Spring Car Cleaning – Time for spring-cleaning, and that means your car, too! We have tips and tricks for getting your vehicle in great shape after the gloomy winter. Read about the importance of spring car cleaning for the interior and exterior of your vehicle on our Graff Chevrolet page!

    Get your vehicle ready for the warmer weather with spring car care tips from Graff Mt. Pleasant. Our ASE Certified technicians are here to help you with all of your spring vehicle maintenance. Visit our Spring Car Care page on our Graff Chevrolet website to learn about your car's important components and how to take proper care of themSchedule an appointment with our Service Center online today! We want you to always be informed about vehicle maintenance and safety. Visit the FAQ page from Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant for answers to commonly asked car questions. Stay safe and have a Happy Spring!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com



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    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks - 03/27/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Ready to start your spring cleaning? Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it's the perfect time to clean out important areas of your home that tend to get cluttered during the cold winter months. A good place to start is your garage. Keeping tools and supplies straightened up will not only allow you to move freely in your space, but make it easier to find items you're looking for as well. Find some storage inspiration with these 10 DIY garage organization hacks:


    1. Magnetic Tool Holder
    You don't need to make the magnetic strip yourself, but you will have to find a perfect spot to hang it up. It's ideal for all those small drill bits that get lost in the clutter.

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    2. Repurposed Paper Towel Holder
    This is such a clever and handy way to hang those heavy duty garbage bags you use all the time. Make sure the rod to the paper towel holder is small enough to fit through the opening in the center of the bags!

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    3. Easy Chair Storage
    Use leftover wood scraps to create small brackets that you can easily screw to the wall. They are perfect for hanging up lawn chairs!

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    4. Screw Organizing
    Have extra jars laying around? Put them to good use! If not, you can purchase a cheap set from your local convenience store. Simply Screw the lid of each jar to the bottom of a shelf in your garage. Fill the jars with all your small pieces (nails, screws, bolts, etc.).

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    5. Bungee Cord Ball Storage
    Have a lot of sports balls running loose in your garage? This is a simple fix. Bungee cords are an easy and effective way for ball storage. Find the full instructions here.

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    6. Jumbo Tape Dispenser
    Although tape may not be as important, sometimes it's one of the hardest things to find. With some basic woodwork, you'll have a jumbo tape dispenser in no time!

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    7. Sliding Storage System
    Do your tubs take up a lot of space? Another easy fix. Creating overhead storage clears up extra space and will keep your garage nice and organized. Check out the instructions here.

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    For those heavy yard tools, create a wooden rack that has several slots for all your shovels and rakes! This space-saving design will keep your yard tools organized all year round. 

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    9. Repurposed Hanging Shoe Rack
    Hanging shoe racks can serve many different purposes. The little compartments are perfect for garage storage, especially spray paint cans!

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    Knowing exactly where your tools are is a glorifying feeling. Try this cheap project to keep your screwdrivers all in one place. You don't need a lot of materials to put this rack together. In fact, you can even use some scrap wood!

    10 DIY Garage Organization Hacks


    Staying organized and keeping your garage space clean is not only gratifying, but makes life just a little bit easier. Dive deep into spring cleaning this season with these 10 DIY garage organization hacks that'll keep your space nice and tidy. While you get your home ready for spring, it's also a good idea to get your ride up to speed as well. Check out our routine maintenance tips that'll help you make sure your car is safe on the road this season. Don't forget to schedule an appointment for any service your vehicle needs! We're here to provide you with the tips and tools you need to ensure your car will run at its best!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com


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    Chevy Named J.D. Power's Most Awarded Brand - 03/22/2018

    Chevy Named J.D. Power's Most Awarded Brand

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– The J.D. Power Automotive Summit, held in Las Vegas, had some exciting news to share on the morning of March 22nd. Through an extensive amount of vehicle awards, Chevy was named J.D. Power's most awarded brand of 2017. This achievement is a token to the car company's success in all categories across the board.

    Six different Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs won a total of nine awards in J.D. Power's 2017 Vehicle Dependability, Initial Quality, and APEAL Studies. Taking home nine awards in just one year demonstrates Chevy's tremendous efforts to continuously develop reliable, safe, and advanced vehicles.


    "These awards highlight the automotive brands that are continually exceeding customer expectations and leading the way in terms of dependability, quality and overall customer satisfaction." - J.D. Power


    Chevrolet's 2017 J.D. Power Awards:

    Vehicle Dependability Study

    1. Chevrolet Sonic
    2. Chevrolet Camaro
    3. Chevrolet Tahoe
    4. Chevrolet Silverado HD

    Initial Quality Study

    5. Chevrolet Silverado
    6. Chevrolet Silverado HD
    7. Chevrolet Sonic

    Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL)

    8. Chevrolet Bolt
    9. Chevrolet Tahoe


    "Chevrolet is winning with consumers because our designers, engineers and dealers are focused on delivering great products and a great ownership experience," said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and brand chief of Global Chevrolet. "This recognition from J.D. Power shows Chevrolet's strength and underscores the momentum we have across the board."


    On top of these many achievements, Chevrolet was also recognized in two other major studies: the 2018 J.D. Power Customer Service Index and the 2017 Sales Satisfaction Index Study. The 2018 J.D. Power Customer Service Index measures customer satisfaction with maintenance or repair work among owners and lessees of 1- to 3-year-old vehicles. The 2017 Sales Satisfaction Index Study measures customers' new vehicle purchase experiences form product presentation to final delivery. These surveys gather feedback from 28,000 to more than 70,000 customers.

    Chevrolet's momentum going forward is at an all-time high. The company has a relentless drive and determination to improve the ins and outs of vehicle ownership. This has made the brand GM's most powerful growth engine. Through extensive studies that have led to several vehicle accolades, Chevy was named J.D. Power's most awarded brand of 2017. Continuing this achievement for years to come is a compelling goal for Chevy. This can only be done by the endless support of satisfied customers.

    If you're ready to get behind the wheel of one of Chevy's most notable rides, take a look at our new vehicle inventory. Once you're ready to take a test drive, contact our friendly sales team and we'd be more than happy to help you test out a ride that you've got your eye on. Don't see the vehicle you're looking for? We can help you customize the perfect set of wheels!


    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com


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    13 Easter Brunch Ideas - 03/20/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Getting the family together on Easter this year? It can be stressful trying to figure out what food to prepare that'll satisfy a big crowd. If you can't decide between breakfast or lunch, why not make both? Make crowd pleasing and hassle-free dishes that'll please the whole family. Get creative with your meal this year and try one of these 13 Easter brunch ideas for unique and delicious cuisine that even the kids will love:


    This savory dish is easy to prepare and full of rich flavors.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    Although a little more difficult to make, these traditional rolls are sweet and delicious.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    Monkey bread doesn't have to be sweet, it can be savory too.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    Satisfy your lunch craving and enjoy delectable taste with these lettuce boats.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    The whole wheat in this recipe gives these muffins a heartier taste!
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    There's nothing easier than throwing ingredients into one pot and letting them cook themselves.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    With only five ingredients, this no-fuss Easter recipe is easy and elegant.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    Banana bread in flapjack form? It doesn't get much better!
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    Up your breakfast game with yummy quiche that everyone will want to wake up to.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    The sour cream flavor in this recipe puts a delightful spin on the traditional taste!
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    If the spring season could be formed into a bread, this would be it.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    This is a simple dish to make that'll please a big group of people.
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    You can't forget the dessert! And what could be better than cheesecake that looks like an actual egg?
    13 Easter Brunch Ideas


    Spruce up your dining table this spring with these 13 Easter brunch ideas that'll satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. There's plenty of recipes to choose from that are full of both sweet and savory flavors. Whatever dish you choose, you won't be disappointed. Now that spring is officially here, it's the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for the warmer weather! Clear out the salt buildup on the exterior and interior of your ride by getting a full-service car wash. It's also a good idea to bring your car in for routine maintenance to have your oil changed, tires rotated, wiper blades replaced, and more. You can schedule an appointment online today. We look forward to getting your vehicle ready for the road this season!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com


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    Chevy Partnered With Acclaimed Data Scientist to Create Cross Country Road Trip - 03/15/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Have you ever wanted to take a road trip across the entire country? Now, you can. Chevy partnered with an acclaimed data scientist to create a cross country road trip for families heading on vacation this spring. Randy Olson developed a custom map using a specific algorithm that planned a route through all 48 contiguous states, stopping at some of America's favorite family destinations along the way.

    A recent national survey held by Chevrolet found that spending time with family and exploring new places were U.S. parent's top two favorite parts about taking family road trips.

    Chevy Partnered With Acclaimed Data Scientist to Create Cross Country Road Trip

    This data-driven map includes stops at rip-roaring theme parks, national landmarks, and famous attractions all around the country. With less backtracking and less stress in mind, Olson designed this route in the most efficient approach. It was constructed in a way easiest for families to navigate. Get an interactive view of the map here.

    If you were to take this daring journey around the states, you would spend a total of 214.56 hours behind the wheel and log 13,389 miles on the odometer, which does not include time or mileage for overnight breaks and any detours along the way.

    "This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like," said Olson. "Across the U.S., people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey."

    Chevy Partnered With Acclaimed Data Scientist to Create Cross Country Road Trip

    Keeping passengers entertained and connected on the go is important to Chevy. The in-vehicle tech, such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi, built-in navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, is offered in a majority of new vehicles such as the Chevy Traverse, Equinox, and Trax. Most new models come equipped with the latest and most advanced safety features that are ideal when logging hours behind the wheel. These include:

    • Surround Vision
    • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Rear Park Assist
    • Rear Seat Reminder

    Chevy Partnered With Acclaimed Data Scientist to Create Cross Country Road Trip

    Chevrolet has also earned numerous Dependability Awards by J.D. Power, including Most Dependable Compact SUV, Midsize SUV, Large Light Duty Pickup, and Midsize Car.

    Looking for a shorter road trip? Olson also curated shorter routes for families looking to explore different ares of the country more in-depth. His routes include the Midwest, the Northeast, the West Coast, Texas, and Florida.


    There's no need to map out your route this spring break season. Chevy partnered with an acclaimed data scientist to create a cross country road trip that the whole family will be sure to enjoy. Before you hit the road, it's important to make sure your vehicle is prepared to handle all conditions when logging hundreds of miles. Schedule a service appointment with our team to get your vehicle up to speed on routine maintenance.

    If you're looking to upgrade your ride, take a look at our new vehicle inventory. From compact sedans to full-size SUVs, we've got plenty of options to choose from. With the latest tech and safety features, you'll feel confident behind the wheel of a brand-new Chevy. Contact our friendly and helpful sales team if you have any questions or would like to take a test drive! Safe travels wherever you're headed this spring season!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations - 03/13/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night. St. Patrick's Day is here once again! Dress up in your best green-inspired outfit and feel the luck of the Irish by your side all day long. Throwing a St. Patty's Day bash this year? Don't forget the decorations! Get crafty with your decor by trying your hand at one of these DIY St. Patrick's Day decorations:


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    DIY St. Patrick's Day Decorations


    Whether you're looking for something quick and easy to put together or something a bit more challenging, these DIY St. Patrick's Day decorations will get the party started! Stylish and green is the theme this year. Your friends and family will appreciate your sense of creativity. Going out this year instead? Make sure you remain safe behind the wheel. Before you hit the town, get your vehicle ready for the road by performing routine maintenance. Schedule an appointment with our service team if you're in need of an oil change, tire rotation, or any other basic service. Feel free to contact our friendly and helpful staff with any questions you have. Best of luck to you this St. Patty's Day!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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    Which Chevy Is Your Top Pick During March Madness? - 03/08/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,––It's that time of the year again! The March Madness craze is getting everyone riled up for their favorite basketball tournament of the year. This popular Division I college basketball tournament is played in a single-game elimination style and features 68 different teams from around the country. To get in on the action, we've created our own starting lineup. Which Chevy is your top pick during March Madness?


    Which Chevy Is Your Top Pick During March Madness?


    Take a look at the vehicles we chose:


    Point Guard: Bolt EV

    Which Chevy Is Your Top Pick During March Madness?

    Always on the move, the Bolt EV handles well and takes charge of every day. It's the first all-electric car that is both affordable and efficient with a range of 238 miles on a single charge. Built with the latest and most advanced tech, the Bolt EV has the skills you need to get your offense started.

    Top Stats:
    • EPA-Estimated 238-mile range
    • 0-60 in 6.5 seconds
    • OnStar 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
    • Performance Ride and Handling Suspension


    Shooting Guard: Malibu

    Which Chevy Is Your Top Pick During March Madness?

    The Chevy Malibu strikes the perfect balance between impressive safety and seamless connectivity, making it the perfect contender for shooting around the perimeter. Named the "Most Dependable Midsize Car", the Malibu is the shooting guard you can trust to score every game.

    Top Stats:
    • EPA-Estimated 36 MPG
    • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick
    • OnStar Automatic Crash Response
    • Rear Vision Camera


    Small Forward: Equinox

    Which Chevy Is Your Top Pick During March Madness?

    Ever wonder what it's like to have everything you want all in one place? Get behind the wheel of the Chevy Equinox and you won't have to guess any longer. This fully capable crossover is an all-around player with the versatility you'll desire on the court.

    Top Stats:
    • EPA-Estimated 39 MPG with 1.6L Turbo-Diesel Engine
    • Most Dependable Compact SUV
    • 63.5 cu ft max cargo volume
    • Chevrolet MyLink audio system with 7" diagonal Color Touch screen


    Power Forward: Tahoe

    Which Chevy Is Your Top Pick During March Madness?

    The Chevy Tahoe carries a lot of bulk. It's rugged, aggressive, and knows how to make a play when given the opportunity. Not only is it America's best selling full-size SUV, it has also been named the Most Dependable Large SUV as well.

    Top Stats:
    • 23 MPG - Best-in-class V8 highway fuel economy
    • 355-horsepower 5.3L V8
    • Remote Start
    • Max trailering - 6,600 lbs.


    Center: Silverado 1500

    Which Chevy Is Your Top Pick During March Madness?

    Strong, capable, and built to last, the Chevy Silverado 1500 gets the job done inside the paint. This heavy-duty workhorse brings its A-game every single day. It's both dependable and durable, making it the easy choice for your starting lineup.

    Top Stats:
    • Most Dependable Large Light Duty Pickup
    • Four wheel drive
    • EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate
    • Max Available Towing - 12,500 lbs.


    Impressed by our starting lineup? It's no wonder Chevy is the most awarded and fastest growing brand the last four years overall. We've got a variety of vehicles that fit our team this month, including electric, sedans, SUVs, and trucks. Which Chevy is your top pick during March Madness? We understand, it's hard to choose! Take a closer look at the capabilities and features of our starters by viewing our full inventory online. You'll be able to compare specs and prices between each model that catches your eye. Don't see the car you're looking for? Contact our friendly sales team online or by phone at 989-773-3937. We're here to help you get behind the wheel of a new ride this March!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

    Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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    Spring Break Safety Tips - 03/06/2018

    Spring Break Safety Tips

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Heading off on a spring break vacation soon? Whether you are on a college break or taking a trip with the family, we want to ensure your safety while you are having fun away from home! Before the relaxation kicks in, it's important to make sure you are prepared for everything along the way. Make this year's trip one to remember and enjoy your time away by following these spring break safety tips:


    1. Consider travel insurance.
    If you're leaving the country, it may be wise to purchase travel insurance. Most health policies don't cover you if you leave U.S. soil. A good travel insurance policy will cover illness, injury, and emergency evacuation coverage.

    2. Embrace the buddy system.
    Whether you're headed somewhere close or far away, it's important to always use the "buddy system" in unfamiliar settings. Just because a place may seem safe, doesn't mean it necessarily is. Be prepared and always have a friend or family member with you wherever you venture to.

    3. Bring another form of identification.
    It's very easy for an ID to get lost or stolen, which is why it's so important to make sure you have some other form of identification with you, whether it be a student ID, old driver's license, or even a copy of your passport.

    4. Prepare for the sun.
    If you're going somewhere warm, make sure to pack sunscreen and aloe vera, no matter how well you may tan. The sun's rays are very powerful and even if you may think you're okay, there's still a chance you will get burnt. A nasty sunburn or sickness could ruin your whole trip. The same goes for sunglasses. Protect your eyes with the proper UV protection!

    5. Avoid staying on the first floor.
    Staying in a hotel? Try to refrain from getting a room on the first floor. It is a much bigger target for thieves! Store any valuables you brought with you in a secure location such as a safe.

    6. Carry phone numbers and cash.
    It's always a good idea to carry emergency cash and phone numbers of cab companies with you at all times. Make sure to include the address of your hotel or place you are staying at with you as well. It's better to be safe than sorry!

    7. Do your research.
    Read up on where you are going before you leave and pre-arrange transportation from the airport to your destination. The more you are prepared, the easier it will be. It's best to stay alert and know your surroundings ahead of time to ensure you remain safe throughout your entire trip!


    It's critical to take the necessary safety measures beforehand no matter where you're traveling to. Making arrangements before and during your stay will ensure a memorable and enjoyable trip. Follow our list of spring break safety tips to help you prepare before you head out to your vacation destination! Taking a road trip instead of flying? Get your vehicle into gear by making sure routine maintenance is performed. If your ride is in need of service, schedule an appointment with our team before you leave. We are here to make certain your car is ready to handle the road ahead and keep you safe along the way!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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    Healthy Snack Options & Recipes - 03/02/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– It can be tough to always eat healthy, especially when you're just looking for a snack between meals. Quick snacking options like power bars or other such items are usually quite unhealthy. There are alternatives though, that are healthy and nutrient-rich choices for snack time whether you just need to grab something and go or have a little time to prepare a recipe. Read on to discover healthy snack options and recipes that will help keep you fit and leave you satisfied!

    Healthy Snack Options & Recipes

    Fruit Options:

    • Apples
    • Apricots 
    • Blackberries
    • Blueberries
    • Cantaloupe
    • Cherries
    • Clementines
    • Strawberries
    • Grapefruit
    • Honeydew
    • Kiwi
    • Mango
    • Oranges
    • Papaya
    • Peaches 
    • Pears
    • Pineapples 
    • Plums 
    • Pomegranate 
    • Raspberries 
    • Watermelon

    Vegetable Options:

    • Avocado
    • Bell Peppers
    • Broccoli 
    • Carrots 
    • Cauliflower
    • Celery 
    • Grape Tomatoes 
    • Green Beans
    • Olives 
    • Radishes 
    • Snap Peas

    Protein & Nuts:

    • Almonds (or Almond Butter)
    • Cashews
    • Chickpeas
    • Dates
    • Hard Boiled Eggs
    • Peanuts 
    • Pecans
    • Sunflower Seeds
    • Walnuts

    Recipes:


    Avocado Hummus
    A savory blend of two individually delicious dips for a great serving of protein and healthy fats.

    Healthy Snack Options & Recipes


    Bell Pepper Oven Fries
    Addictively crispy, you'll love these snacks, especially if you have a hankering for fried food.

    Apple Chips
    Find a new way to snack on delicious apples, in a crispier form.

    Monster Trail Mix Bites
    There's a little bit of everything in these delicious treats, perfect for snacking on the go!

    Healthy Snack Options & Recipes


    Sweet Potato Chips
    Sweet potatoes are some of our favorite foods right now, and slicing them thin enough to be baked into chips is an amazing choice.

    Zucchini Cheesy Bread
    This recipe is a terrific excuse to bite into something that tastes like a guilty pleasure but is actually fairly healthy.

    Cowboy Caviar
    Looking for a healthier dip to bring to a party, or just to snack on at home, dive into this flavor-filled dip!

    Healthy Snack Options & Recipes


    Bang Bang Broccoli
    Try broccoli with a little extra kick! It will make you love this green veggie!

    Chicken Avocado Wrap
    A pinwheel sandwich with a variety of nutritious ingredients like bell peppers, onions, avocado, guac for a well-rounded snack.

    Banana Ice Cream
    If you're looking for a dessert to indulge with, try banana ice cream! It has the consistency and delicious flavor of the real deal and is super simple to make.

    Healthy Snack Options & Recipes


    We hope you enjoy these healthy snack options and recipes! A well-balanced diet is very important to your overall health, and we highly recommend incorporating these snacks into your eating habits. Additionally, this time of year its also very important to be taking care of your vehicle! Winter takes quite the toll on your sedan, truck, or SUV and completing your Spring Car Care maintenance routine at Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center will get it back in top working condition. Schedule a service appointment online today!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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    Celebrate Springtime with Ladies Day at Graff Mt. Pleasant - 02/27/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Shake off the winter gloom and prepare yourself and your vehicle for springtime during Ladies Day at Graff Mt. Pleasant! On March 1st from 8am-8pm, we invite all of our female friends, neighbors, and family members in the community to visit our Chevrolet dealership for free car washes and savings on service, sales, and chances to win fun prizes!

    Celebrate Springtime with Ladies Day at Graff Mt. Pleasant

    Some of the best discounts you can get during Ladies Day include: 

    • $9.95 Oil Changes
    • Wiper Blades as Low as $6.30
    • $1,500 Off the Purchase of a New or Used Vehicle
    • & More - find all Ladies Day offers on our website! 
    So make sure to visit our Chevrolet dealership at 4580 Pickard Road on Thursday, March 1st. Remember, Ladies Day deals are good for one day only! You can give us a call to make an appointment or schedule your service ahead of time online to avoid waiting at the dealership, but feel free to just stop by from 8am-8pm. We'll also have a free drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Salon Blu to use on any service at their salon in Mt. Pleasant. We hope to see you there! 

    At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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    Multiple Chevy Models Named to "Best of 2018" Lists - 02/24/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Chevy vehicles have been showing up on a number of "Best of 2018" lists so far this year, including lists from major publications such as Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, and U.S. News & World Report. These lists thoroughly vet and assess the new 2018 models from across the market, and rank only the best of the best. Chevrolet has always prided itself on engineering excellence and for providing amazing vehicles for the American driver. Read on to find out which Chevy vehicles were named to "Best of 2018" lists!


    Consumer Reports - 10 Top Picks of 2018: Best Cars of the Year

    Consumer Reports went to great lengths to create their 10 Top Picks of 2018: Best Cars of the Year list and two Chevrolets were named among the best of the best. To do so, they assessed each new vehicle from all major motor brands in terms of reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety, while also putting the vehicle through an exhaustive road test. Vehicles that ranked spectacularly well in all four areas made the cut, and were named to their Best Cars of the Year list, including;

    Best Large Car: 2018 Chevrolet Impala

    "The Impala continues to be a gem among large cars, providing a driving experience that’s more akin to a luxury car. The controls are refreshingly intuitive and easy to use, including the feature-rich infotainment system. Its smooth ride is a true standout, soaking up bumps like a sponge. Those in the market would be wise to consider an Impala." - Consumer Reports

    Multiple Chevy Models Named to "Best of 2018" Lists

    Best Compact Green Car: 2018 Chevrolet Bolt

    "The Bolt proves that electric cars need not apologize for a lack of driving performance. This distinctive-looking hatchback delivers brisk acceleration and tight handling, plus a 250-mile electric range at a mainstream price." - Consumer Reports


    Multiple Chevy Models Named to "Best of 2018" Lists

    Car and Driver - 2018 10Best Cars

    A notable and well-respected automotive news and review organization, Car and Driver released their 2018 10Best Cars list recently, and two Chevy models made the cut. After two weeks of extensive hands-on evaluation of new 2018 model vehicles, Car and Driver experts drove and tested the sedans, trucks, and SUVs out on the track, checked out what was under the hood and inside the cabin, while also assessing the full functionality of their infotainment systems. The vehicles considered for this prestigious list must have a sale price under $80,000 and be either a returning winner, or an all-new or significantly revised model.


    2018 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 / SS / ZL1 Coupes

    "Imagine meeting Vin Diesel and discovering that he has a law degree, quotes Robert Frost, and speaks with an English accent worthy of royalty. Maybe he is all that; we don’t know—we’ve never met him. That’s the Camaro’s story as well: You can’t know it until you’re one on one with it, preferably on a challenging two-lane road. It is there that the Camaro will demolish your preconceptions, one corner at a time." - Car and Driver

    Multiple Chevy Models Named to "Best of 2018" Lists


    2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

    "The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport needs little introduction as a mega-performance bargain worthy of our 10Best Cars list, and 2018 marks the second year in a row that the Grand Sport targa and convertible have made the cut. From its Lightning Lap exploits to our current long-term test car, it is a track-day thriller and an unflinching ally on winding back roads. Factor in impressive civility at a price that massively undercuts any exotic of similar dynamic capability, and the Grand Sport earns its place again for being one of the best sports-car buys available." - Car and Driver

    Multiple Chevy Models Named to "Best of 2018" Lists

    U.S. News & World Report - The Best New Cars Arriving in 2018

    U.S. News & World Report is a world renowned reporting authority, and their automotive branch recently released a list of The Best New Cars Arriving in 2018, which includes two Chevy models. Criteria for inclusion on the list requires the 2018 models to be all-new or significantly redesigned.

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    "Chevrolet’s redesigned Equinox is a safe bet if you are looking for a compact crossover that includes plenty of features." - U.S. News & World Report


    Multiple Chevy Models Named to "Best of 2018" Lists

    2018 Chevrolet Traverse

    "With class-leading cargo space, cavernous seating for up to eight, and lots of in-cabin storage, the Chevy Traverse is a great SUV. This large family hauler feels composed when driving, with easy steering and braking. The Traverse rides comfortably, even on rough pavement or while handling curves with enthusiasm. Technology features are intuitive, as well." -U.S. News & World Report

    Multiple Chevy Models Named to "Best of 2018" Lists

    Chevrolet is proud to have multiple different 2018 models, such as the 2018 Camaro, 2018 Equinox, and 2018 Impala named to various "Best of 2018" lists, including the Good Housekeeping Institute's Best New Cars of 2018 list! We believe, however, that Chevy's entire 2018 lineup of vehicles has a lot to offer you! If you're interested in learning about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and many other incredible, reliable, and stylish vehicles browse our online inventory to find which sedans, trucks, or SUVs would potentially suit your needs. Schedule a test drive at your convenience to experience these Chevy models in person and meet with our informative sales team to take the first steps towards purchasing or leasing a new vehicle!

    Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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    How to Prepare for a Spring Break Road Trip - 02/20/2018

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– If you've got plans to escape the frigid winter weather of Michigan and are taking a trip to driving somewhere south for Spring Break, we're very jealous of you. However, we would caution you that before you embark on your road trip, your vehicle may not be up to the task without some help! Families, college students, friends, and pretty much everyone should make sure to know how to prepare their car for a spring break road trip. Read on to learn the tips and maintenance suggestions to make your vehicle comfortable and capable of taking the long drive to your Spring Break destination.

    How to Prepare for a Spring Break Road Trip

    Get an Oil Change

    Getting an oil change before a long road trip is very important. Your motor will be running continually for long stretches of miles (and hours) and if your oil is old it won't do its job effectively, lubricating your engine's internal components and keeping them from warping and doing serious damage.


    Check Your Fluids

    The fluids in your vehicle help keep your internal and external parts clean and running properly. Washer fluid and coolant are easy enough to replenish in your vehicle by picking some up at your local auto parts supplier, or our service technicians can always top off your fluids during your next service appointment at Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center. With long hours of driving to your spring break destination, your coolant is especially important to help keep your engine from overheating, so make sure you've filled up before you leave for your trip. You don't want to wind up with engine trouble stuck on the side of the road midway to your destination.

    Check/Replace Your Wiper Blades

    Your wiper blades may be a bit worse for wear coming out of the winter season this year, and ineffective at clearing your windshield properly during rain, sleet, or snow. So before you head out on your spring break road trip, it's important to check your windshield wiper blades to see if they need to be replaced. You don't want to get caught driving on the highway during heavy rain and have to pull off because you can't see the road well due to your streaky windshield wipers, adding more time to an already long road trip.

      Check Your Battery

      After winter, it's important to get your battery checked to make sure that the freezing cold weather hasn't reduced its capabilities. Our experienced technicians run a simple diagnostic test to see if it's time to get a new battery.


      Check Your Tire Tread

      As one of the most important components of your vehicle, you want to take tire care seriously. Check your vehicle's tire tread to ensure they are in good enough condition to handle a long trip and effectively stop and handle well out on the road. If you're not sure, use the penny test to determine if your tire tread is satisfactory. Place a penny in-between the treads on your tire with Lincoln's head facing down, if the tread doesn't cover the top of his head, it's time for new tires.

      Do Some Spring Cleaning

      Your vehicle will likely get a bit messy during your road trip from food wrappers, receipts, crumbs, and other such debris. So, why not start your trip with a tidy vehicle and do some spring cleaning. At the very least, take your vehicle to a car wash and make sure to vacuum up all the road salt and debris tracked in during the winter.


      Plan For Rest Time & Switch Drivers

      If you're heading out on a long road trip, plan on taking some to rest time from driving and/or switch drivers frequently. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol.

      Create a Roadside Preparedness Kit

      To prepare for anything and everything, we recommend creating a roadside preparedness kit. Stock your car with bottled water, road flares, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, blankets, and make sure you have a spare tire and jack just in case.


      Bring a Map

      While it's easy nowadays to rely on your phone's GPS and navigation systems, you may wind up driving through places with bad cell phone signal. If you take the wrong turn, you could wind up way off track and add more time to your trip. So, bring an old-fashioned paper map to ensure you'll always know how to get where you're going!

      Don't Forget a Mobile Phone Charger

      Whether its an adapter so you can charge your phone in the car, or a mobile battery to take on your vacation, consider investing in a way to keep your phone from dying on your spring break trip.

      Get Roadside Assistance 

      If you don’t have roadside assistance through your insurance, consider getting AAA. That way, if your vehicle breaks down while on your trip, you’ll always have someone ready to come to the rescue!

      So before heading out on vacation, make sure you've prepared your vehicle for your fun and excited Spring Break road trip! Also, maybe you're looking for a new ride to show off this spring? Browse our online inventory of stylish and capable new 2018 Chevrolet models! Then, schedule a test drive with our friendly sales staff to experience them in person and find the right sedan, SUV, or truck to suit your lifestyle!

      Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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      Two Chevrolets Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List - 02/16/2018

      MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– The consumer-testing experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) recently partnered with Car and Driver to review and report on the best new cars of 2018. GHI is the leading consumer product-evaluation laboratory in the country, which tests products for the Good Housekeeping magazine. The list of vehicles names the top choice for consumers in each model level while considering safety, handling, design, comfort, design, and value.  The team of experts from both organizations test-drove each of the new 2018 vehicles for over 3,000 miles of test track and normal roads. Two Chevrolet models were named to their Best New Cars of 2018 list. Find out which Chevys made the grade!

      Two Chevrolets Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List

      Best Large SUV: 2018 Chevrolet Suburban

      Two Chevrolets Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List

      GHI noted that the new 2018 Suburban has ample seating and cargo space to accommodate all of the needs of a family vehicle, and has all the available technology features to make even the longest road trips more enjoyable. Their experts were also quite impressed with the strength (horsepower and towing) of the Suburban and the peace of mind its brawny design and advanced safety features provide.

      If you want to learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban or are interested in taking one for a test drive,

      Quick Specs:

      • 5.3L V8 Engine with 355 Horsepower
      • 121.7 Cubic Feet of Maximum Cargo Volume
      • Best-in-Class V8 Fuel Economy - 23 mpg 
      • Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi from OnStar


      Best Electric Car: 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

      Two Chevrolets Named to the Good Housekeeping Institute Best New Cars of 2018 List

      GHI was amazed by the incredible efficiency of the 2018 Chevy Bolt EV, a fully-electric powered sedan. The money you'll save skipping trips to pump is unbelievable when you consider that the average American spends around $2,000 each year on gasoline. The 2018 Bolt has a 238-mile range, state-of-the-art technology and infotainment features, a sleek innovative design. The hatchback trunk also offers considerable storage space. Plus, the Bolt can be charged using a regular outlet at home, but its best to have the charging station installed. Sitting behind the wheel of the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt Ev feels like driving in the future!

      If you want to learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, give our friendly sales staff a call at (989) 773-3937. They'll answer any questions you may have about this automotive marvel!

      Quick Specs:

      • 10.2-inch Diagonal Color Touch-Screen
      • Can Go 0–60 mph in 6.5 seconds
      • 25 Miles per Hour of Charge with 240V/32-amp Charging Unity
      • Regen On Demand and One Pedal Driving Features for Energy Efficiency


      The Good Housekeeping Institute named two Chevrolet vehicles to their Best New Cars of 2018 list. While we're proud of the 2018 Suburban and 2018 Bolt EV for being named the Best Large SUV and Best Electric Car respectively, we believe that Chevy's entire 2018 lineup of vehicles has a lot to offer. If you're interested in learning about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and many other incredible, reliable, and stylish vehicles browse our online inventory to find which sedans, trucks, or SUVs would potentially suit your needs. Schedule a test drive at your convenience to experience these Chevy models in person and meet with our informative sales team to take the first steps towards purchasing or leasing a new vehicle!

      Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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      7 Tips for a Healthy Heart During American Heart Month - 02/14/2018

      MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the country and throughout the world, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). So with February being American Heart Month, we've compiled a list of 7 tips for a healthy heart that will help you to live a long, full life for yourself, family, and loved ones. Read on to learn more about healthy habits that will decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke.

      7 Tips for a Healthy Heart During American Heart Month

      1. Eat Healthier

      There are a variety of aspects to eating healthier in order to benefit your heart health. Including:
      • Generally, you should be eating fresh fruit, lean proteins, raw nuts, and complex whole grains.
      • Eating at least 30g of fiber every day will help lower your risk of heart disease. You can fiber from a variety of sources including wholemeal bread, bran, oats, wholegrain cereals, potatoes with their skins on, and vegetables.
      • Avoid salt to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels and therefor your cardiovascular health. Use less in your cooking at home, and avoid pre-made packaged food with high sodium labels. You can check the nutrition labels to make a food you're consuming isn't over 200 mg per serving.
      • Reduce the amount of food you eat that contains high saturated fat levels because it increases your cholesterol, negatively affecting your heat. Stick to leaner cuts of meat and lower-fat dairy products like 1% fat milk.
      • Avoid refined and processed sugar. Instead treat yourself to natural and high-quality sweeteners such as honey, dark chocolate, and maple syrup. Everyone's favorite drinks such as soda, juices, energy drinks, and coffee are some of the biggest culprits of excessive sugar intake in our diets, so try to reduce or eliminate your intake.


      2. Quit Smoking

      Avoiding tobacco and quitting smoking is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. Smoking increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases because it damages the lining of your arteries, allowing fatty material to build up and narrowing the artery. This can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke. Quitting can be tough, but its extremely important to do so for your long-term heart health. So start today, and quit smoking!

      3. Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

      In addition to its other various negative consequences to your body, alcohol, especially beer, contains a lot of calories. Regular or binge drinking can make you gain a lot of weight, causing issues with your heart health and circulation. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), adult men should consume no more than four drinks in one day, and no more than 14 drinks in a week. For adult women, they should consume no more than three drinks in a day and no more than seven drinks in a week.

      4. Stay Clean

      You wouldn't think so, but cleanliness and personal hygiene is extremely important when it comes to heart health. Make sure to brush your teeth, wash your hands, and bathe each day to stay clean and to protect your body from the flu, germs, and other bacteria which can cause heart-damaging infections. We also recommend washing any fresh foods and cleaning/disinfecting your cooking and meal prep surfaces before you begin cooking.


      5. Work Out

      A regular work out routine including weight lifting and cardiovascular exercise, of at least 30-minutes each day, can have a huge positive impact on your heart health. Working out is especially important if you’re overweight or have a history of heart disease in your family. Start slow, and work your way up to a sweat-inducing workout regime!


      6. Destress

      Stress is a killer. Stress causes your body to release adrenaline, causing your breathing and heart rate to speed up and your blood pressure to rise. Stress will likely also make you revert to harmful behavior such as smoking cigarettes, overeating, and not exercising which all is detrimental to your heart health. So each day or whenever you feel the need, take a moment to relax and unwind. Breathing exercises are a great way to destress, or taking a long solitary walk will help calm your nerves and lower your pulse and blood pressure.


      7. Get Sleep

      It is extremely important to get getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is when your body recovers each day and builds its strength back up. So, this winter is not the time to be staying up late and not getting your rest. Shortened sleep can also increase CRP, or C-reactive protein, which is released with stress and inflammation, and increase insulin resistance, a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. So getting quality, uninterrupted sleep each night is very important and should not be dismissed or ignored.

      So make sure to follow these 7 tips for a healthy heart during American Heart Month and throughout the rest of your life. For more information on heart disease, how you can reduce your risk, and much more, we recommend consulting the American Heart Association website. This time of year, it's also important to look after the health of your vehicle. Complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components don't get worn down, broken, or disabled by the cold weather or poor road conditions.

      At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

      Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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      Auto Service Valentines Day Gifts for Your Car - 02/08/2018

      MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– As Valentines Day approaches, and you prepare to celebrate with your sweetheart, you'll need cards, flowers, chocolates, and all of the usual gifts. But, have you thought about what to get your car? Right, we know it may seem silly to get your car a Valentines Day gift, but think of all that your sedan, truck, or SUV does for you, especially this time of year during the harsh winter weather! Show your car some love by taking care of it with these auto service Valentines Day gift ideas!

      Auto Service Valentines Day Gifts for Your Car

      Car Detailing/Car Wash

      Throughout the winter, your vehicle is subjected to slush, mud, and corrosive road salt that will damage your paint job and rust out the undercarriage. Regular car washes and detailing will protect the integrity of your vehicle's exterior and keep it looking as good as the day you bought it. Show your vehicle you car about it and get it washed and waxed on Valentines Day.

      Wiper Blade Replacement

      With all the ice that builds up on your windshield and wiper blades during the winter, they are likely to break down from wear and tear. When they do break or tear, your wiper blades won't be able to effectively keep your windshield clear and clean while you're driving, which is important to your safety. If you're in need, stop into our service department to get your windshield wipers replaced today.

      Floor Mats

      To help your vehicle stay clean, we recommend purchasing a set of Weather Tech Mats for Valentines Day. Weather Tech Mats are the top product for catching and containing all the snow and such that clings to your boots when you enter a vehicle during the winter. Allowing this snow and slush to soak into your floor carpet will allow the corrosive road salt in the slush to cause unsightly stains and corrode the metal floor underneath the carpet.


      Portable Hand Vacuum

      To keep your interior clean and tidy, consider purchasing a handheld vacuum for your car. A clean car will just plain feel better, and keep your car looking as brand new as the day you first bought it!

      Oil Change

      When's the last time you got an oil change? We hope it wasn't too long ago, as it is critically important to your vehicle to get an oil change every 3,000–5,000 miles. Bring your vehicle into our Graff Mt Pleasant Service Department for an oil change this month, that way your car, truck, or SUV will run better and you won't have to worry about your engine overheating and warping internal components.

      Winter Car Care

      While winter continues to blanket Michigan in snow and ice, it's important to protect your vehicle and its internal components from the freezing temperatures and poor road conditions. Our Winter Car Care maintenance routine includes inspecting your tires, brakes, battery, and more to make sure your vehicle handles well on the icy roads and doesn't break down or become disabled out in the cold.

      Spring Care Care

      Once winter comes to an end, which thankfully isn't too far off, completing your Spring Car Care maintenance routine will be important. The toll winter has taken on your vehicle will be significant and to avoid further damage and get your vehicle running in top condition, you should bring it into our service center to get its alignment and suspension adjusted, fluids refilled, and much more. Pamper your car so that its ready to shine come springtime!

      Graff Mt. Pleasant Service Coupons

      You can save big on necessary repairs or routine maintenance this season by downloading our service coupons off of our website! We've got deals on batteries, brake pad installation, and more.

      So make sure to get some auto maintenance done as a Valentines Day gift for your car this year! Also, maybe you're looking to spoil your sweetheart with a ride this Valentine's Day, browse our online inventory to see if have what you're looking for. Then, speak with our friendly sales staff to schedule a test drive to experience it in person. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle to cruise into springtime in!

      At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas - 02/05/2018

      MT. PLEASANT, Mich. –– Love is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches! You've probably started brainstorming ideas of what to give your loved one, a nice gift to express how much you care for them. There's always the obvious choices like maybe some jewelry or a nice watch, but you want to do something special and creative this year. We've got 11 Valentines Day gift ideas for you to use. Make this Valentine's Day a memorable one!

      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

      Flowers & Chocolate

      You may think this is too obvious of a choice to include but you'd be wrong. Guys, if you’re reading this, when she says “Let’s not do anything big for valentines day this year”, this does not mean you don't still have to get her flowers and chocolate. Flowers and chocolate are the minimum.

      Handwritten Letter

      In the age of technology, text messages, and 140 character tweets, take the time to hand write your loved one a letter about all the reasons you care for them. They’ll appreciate the sentiment.

      Embroidered Micro-Fleece Robes

      Keep your Valentine comfy and cozy in a new robe! These micro-fleece robes are incredibly soft and can even be personalized with a monogram!

      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

      Succulent Plants

      A perfect little piece of nature to brighten up your loved one’s work desk. Plus, they don’t require a green thumb to keep alive thankfully. You can find planted succulents at most grocery stores in the flowers/plants section.

      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

      Garden Seeds

      Let love grow! Seeds to plant a garden come springtime are the gift that will keep on giving. First, you’ll spend time planting and tending to the seeds, and then you can make delicious meals with the vegetables or fruits that you’ve grown!

      Personalized Mug Bowls

      32 oz. mug/bowl for holding all your warm coffee, tea,  and soup throughout the rest of the winter season is a perfect gift for your sweetheart. Plus, you can personalize the mug/bowl with a heartfelt message or the pet names you call each other!

      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

      Take a Trip

      Visit a sleepy up north town on Lake Michigan like Charlevoix or Petoskey, or take a trip to a museum like the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at Central Michigan University or the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Shaking things up and changing your surroundings can be healthy for a relationship and feel like a mini vacation!

      Animal Print Art

      Thanks to our friends at the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw, you can now order priceless pieces of art hand, hoof, and flipper painted by the most adorable artists ever, the animals!

      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

      See a Show/Play

      See what's playing at the Midland Center for the Arts, the Wharton Center at MSU, or at one of the many theaters in Detroit. Any type of play, concert, or comedy event is a perfect excuse for a night on the town!

      Give a Book/Audiobook Membership

      Books are never the wrong gift to give! Your Valentine will love the fact that you took the time to find a story for them to enjoy. Consult the New York Times Best Sellers list for ideas or if your Valentine is on the go a lot, consider getting them an audiobook subscription so they can listen in their car!

      Make Dinner

      Making dinner is always a great way to show someone you care about them. Try this dinner and dessert combo of chicken parm and chocolate lava cakes. We guarantee it will make you and your Valentine's taste buds happy!

      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

      11 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

      So make your loved one's holiday special and memorable by getting them one or more of these 11 Valentines Day gift ideas! Also, please stay safe by preparing your vehicle for the cold weather and icy winter roads. We highly recommend completing your Winter Car Care maintenance routine at our Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center.

      At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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      The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is Making Headlines - 02/04/2018

      MT. PLEASANT, Mich. –– The Corvette has a long and storied history that dates back to the early 1950's. This supercharged sports car has been a vision of American engineering and speed for as long as most people can remember, and thanks to Chevrolet, the Corvette's future is still as bright as ever. The new 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1, the latest model, was recently unveiled in Dubai and is the fastest production Corvette to date. This advancement and innovation of already legendary horsepower and speed have many in the auto world very excited and interested to learn more. Chevrolet has wasted no time pushing the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 into the public eye making sure to make plenty of headlines. Read on to learn more about the ZR1!

      The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is Making Headlines


      Chevy Auctions Off Two Corvettes for Charity

      GM and Chevrolet recently auctioned off two exclusive Corvette models to raise money for charitable organizations that benefit and provide support for our veterans. The two vehicles included a Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe signed by President George W. Bush and a 2019 Corvette ZR1. The two Corvettes drew a combined $2.325 million in charitable donations for the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative and Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation respectively. These organizations both provide services and support for veterans and their families. Specifically, the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative works to help post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life, gain meaningful employment, and overcome the psychological toll of war. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, through their Building for America’s Bravest program, provides mortgage-free smart homes designed to accommodate the needs of severely wounded veterans.

      The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is Making Headlines

      The 2019 Corvette ZR1 Sets New Lap Record at Virginia International Raceway

      Chevrolet recently announced that the 2019 Corvette ZR1 set a production-car lap record on the 4.1-mile Grand Course West at Virginia International Raceway with a time of 2:37.25. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever with 755-horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. The ZR1’s exclusive LT5 6.2L supercharged engine is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. The LT5 features a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system, along with GM’s first dual fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection.

      The new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is an automotive marvel and therefore has been making a lot of headlines since its unveiling. If you're interested in learning more about Corvettes or driving one yourself, give our friendly sales staff a call to see if we can arrange a test drive at our dealership. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Corvette or any other vehicles found in our online inventory. Give us a call today at (989) 773-3937.

      At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes - 01/30/2018

      MT. PLEASANT, Mich. –– Is there really anything not to love about the big game? Hilarious and innovative commercials, delicious snacks and appetizers, and oh yeah, football! If you're going to a viewing party and need a dish to bring, take a look at our 15 mouthwatering Super Bowl recipes for ideas. You'll have everyone in attendance asking you for the recipe!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Taco Crescent Ring

      A delicious and savory treat that's perfect for kids as well as adults! Perhaps the most underrated and under-appreciated football snack ever.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Cowboy Caviar

      This new recipe is quickly becoming a favorite of ours! It's fresh, light, and packed with flavor. Plus, it's very easy to make and looks beautiful!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Mac & Cheese Bombs

      Handheld mac & cheese is a perfect gameday snack that is portable for multiple trips from in front of the tv back to the snack table!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Baby Bloomin' Onions

      If you bring these cute lil' onions to your Super Bowl party, they're guaranteed to be everyone's favorite appetizer. Get all the flavor of a true Bloomin' Onion in a bite-size snack with a lot less mess.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Beef Totchos

      As if you really need convincing to make and then devour tater tot nachos, this recipe is super easy to make and incredibly delicious.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Jalapeno Poppers

      These poppers are so good they're bound to make you miss that big play or awesome commercial because you just had to get up off the couch and go back for seconds.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes


      Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs

      Another savory, handheld recipe that will leave your Super Bowl partygoers beyond satisfied! Plus, these "bombs" make it so you won't have to worry about spilling anything on yourself.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Guacamole

      Everyone loves guac! This particular recipe, however, will be the best you've ever had! When someone else inevitably brings another bowl of guacamole to the party, yours will be empty first. Trust us.

      Quick tip, put the leftover avocado pits (maybe just two) into the dip while its refrigerating, waiting for the party, to keep it fresh and green!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Chili Cheese Dog Bread

      A more gourmet take on the classic chili cheese dog, use a large baguette for a crunchy upgrade to traditional hot dog buns and wow everyone who eats them.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Spinach & Artichoke Dip

      This recipe replicates the beloved taste of restaurant style spinach and artichoke dip. Likely to be the favorite dip of the ladies at your party!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Cheesy Monkey Bread

      Easy to make, easier to eat. This chewy, cheesy take on cinnamon monkey bread is an easy appetizer for your party-guests to pick at and enjoy all throughout the game.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Bacon & Cheddar Deviled Eggs

      Deviled eggs don't have to be just a holiday treat. The only problem, they're so easy to pop into your mouth that they'll be gone in a flash.

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes


      Peanut Butter Balls

      The most delightful combination of flavors, chocolate and peanut butter, are easily enjoyed in this scrumptious dessert recipe!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

      Cookies are always a safe bet to please a crowd. These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are sweet, gooey, and ever offer a bit of crunch thanks to the oatmeal!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      Brownies

      For our final recipe, we thought we'd end with something sweet. This brownie recipe is incredibly rich, chocolatey, and will definitely make you feel like you need to go to the gym the next day. But it will be worth it!

      15 Mouthwatering Super Bowl Recipes

      So enjoy the football, friends, and these 15 mouthwatering Super Bowl recipes courtesy of Graff Mt. Pleasant this Sunday. Also, please be safe driving out on the roads, the winter weather can really take a toll on your vehicle and put your safety in jeopardy. So, we highly recommend you help prepare your vehicle for the freezing temps and icy winter roads by completing our Winter Car Care maintenance routine at our Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center.

      At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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      8 Fun Spots for a Winter Weekend Getaway in Michigan - 01/27/2018

      MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– It may seem like December through March is just a dark and gloomy dead period in the Mitten State, where the sun sets way too early and the weather is frigid and snowy. When in fact, there is a lot of fun to be had around the state during the winter months! If you're looking to plan a trip to inject some fun into your life this time of year with your family or signifiant other you'e got plenty of options of where to visit. Check out these 8 fun spots for a winter weekend getaway in Michigan to enjoy yourself, make some memories, and make springtime come a little faster!

      8 Fun Spots for a Winter Weekend Getaway in Michigan

      Traverse City

      Northern Michigan's biggest city still has a lot to offer during the "off-season" including great dining options, shopping, and even the Great Wolf Lodge where you can experience the most incredible indoor waterpark you've ever seen. While maybe it doesn't quite compare to the summertime, the natural scenery around Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay is uniquely beautiful during the winter as well.


      Grand Rapids

      Visit Grand Rapids to admire their stunning selection of museums including the Gerald R Ford Presidential Library & Museum and world-renowned Frederick Meijer Gardens. Additionally, you'll find terrific options for food, and night life, while you can also take walks around town to admire Grand Rapids' architecture, or take in a concert at the Grand Rapids Symphony. A very family friendly town, Grand Rapids is a great place for a weekend getaway.


      Detroit

      You can visit the Motor City to catch a Detroit Redwings or Detroit Pistons game at the new state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena, which is worth the trip all by itself. Otherwise you can also take in a show, play, or concert at the famous Fox Theatre, Fillmore Theatre, or other great venues. You can also check out Campus Martius and all the fun to be had there including ice skating during the winter months. Or, visit the MoTown Museum to check out history of American music history, or the Belle Isle Aquarium to see incredible marine life. There is plenty to do and see in the revitalized Detroit, and incredible dining and nightlife options as well.

      Boyne City

      It's not just a skier's paradise but a perfect spot for a winter weekend getaway with the whole family. If skiing and snowboarding isn't your thing, you can still enjoy the multiple other amenities and activities that nearby Boyne Mountain has to offer including the Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, horseback trail riding, the tubing park, and a zip line course down the backside of the mountain. Also, you can find great food options in town such as the Red Mesa Grill.


      Frankenmuth

      Visit Michigan's little Bavaria for a fun winter weekend trip! Stop by the world-famous Bonner's Christmas Wonderland simply to check it out and stock up on next year's holiday decorations. Or, visit Zehnder's for a delicious chicken dinner or to have fun at their enormous indoor waterpark.

      Petoskey

      Another great choice for an up-north weekend during the wintertime. Petoskey boasts more than 140 miles of forested pathways for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, as well as cute small town shopping options, restaurants, and coffee shops. Plus, Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob are 20 min away for some skiing and snowboarding fun!

      Cadillac

      Cadillac is know for their summertime golfing, but during the winter they have a vast snowmobile trail system that spans some 200 miles. You can also do some downhill skiing at Caberfae Peaks and check out the town's newly revitalized downtown area, complete with fun restaurant options.

      Muskegon

      For a great winter day trip, visit the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex to experience an Olympic-like luge course, ice skating, cross-country skiing, show shoeing, and sledding. They have practically everything you could want to do a on a beautiful winter day in one place!

      So plan your trip today to any of these 8 fun spots for a winter weekend getaway in Michigan. You won't regret how good it will feel to get out of the house and explore somewhere new and exciting! Before you head out on your trip, make sure to complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components are up to the task and don't get worn down, broken, or disabled by the cold weather or poor road conditions.

      At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

      Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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