Friday, November 17, 2017

Chevrolet Introduces the New 2019 Corvette ZR1

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– The unmistakeable performance, style, and legacy of the Corvette brand is in no danger of fading away anytime soon, thanks to the latest iteration of the Chevy sports car. Chevrolet has introduced the new 2019 Corvette ZR1, the fastest and most powerful model yet. Recently unveiled in Dubai, the new Corvette is the pinnacle of supercar design with plenty of bravado to spare. Chevrolet, in their own words, has even gone so far as to herald the ZR1's comeback as the "Return of the King".

Chevrolet Introduces the New 2019 Corvette ZR1

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has an exclusive LT5 6.2L V8 supercharged engine that affords it 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, again, making it the fastest and most powerful production Corvette ever. It offers seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions. If that's not enough for you, take a look at the aggressive new exterior design. The new front fascia is engineered to channel air for drivetrain cooling and propulsion, and additional aero packages (Low Wing and High Wing) are available to give the new ZR1 significantly more downforce and perform even better out on the race track. Top speed for the ZR1 is over 210 mph, in case you were curious.

Chevrolet Introduces the New 2019 Corvette ZR1

Chevrolet introduced the world to the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 and put the other sports car brands on notice. If they want to keep up, however, they're going to have to drive really, really, fast. If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of a Corvette, you can always contact our sales team at Graff Mt Pleasant to get more information. Additionally, this time of year, we recommend bringing in your current vehicle to our Service Center to prepare for winter. Freezing temperatures take a toll on your car's internal components and could potentially cause it to shut down, leaving you stranded on the side of the road in the cold. Thankfully, following our Fall Car Care maintenance routine is a great way to keep your vehicle in top shape to avoid any issues.


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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Fall Workout Routine to Burn Off All the Sweets The Holiday Season Brings

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Candy, treats, indulgent dishes, and desserts during Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season are hard to resist. Unfortunately, though, all these sweets can make you pack on a few extra pounds. Thankfully, there are plenty of quick and simple exercises you can to do at home to help stay slim during the holidays. We've thrown together a fall workout routine to burn off all the sweets the holiday season brings that does not require any equipment you can't find in your own home. So get a head start on that New Year's Resolution and stay active and healthy through the end of 2017, while still getting to enjoy all of the delicious treats and desserts.

Fall Workout Routine to Burn Off All the Sweets The Holiday Season Brings

Repeat this cycle of exercise 2-3 times for a serious workout:

  • 20 bodyweight squats
  • 10 incline push ups
  • 20 walking lunges – 10 each leg
  • 15 Hip Raises
  • 30 Sit-Ups
  • 50 High Knees
  • 10 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug or another weight)
  • 15-second plank
  • 15-second side plank
  • 30 jumping jacks

During late fall and winter, it's important to exercise regularly now that it gets dark outside so much earlier and you are naturally less active. Plus, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the holiday festivities in December, there is just so much candy, food, and desserts to indulge in. Use our fall workout routine to burn off all the sweets the holiday season brings and stay in shape this year. It's also important to take of your vehicle this time of year as well. With the cold winter weather coming in and negatively affecting your vehicle's internal components, it is imperative to complete our Fall Car Care maintenance routine. We'll help you make sure your car, truck, or SUV is ready to brave the freezing temps so that something doesn't break down and leave you stranded on the side of the road. The end of fall and throughout winter is no time to stop caring for your own physical health and the well-being of your vehicle!

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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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Travel Tips for Thanksgiving With Young Children

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Whether you have a long or short drive to your Turkey Day festivities this year, driving with your little ones can sometimes be a hectic endeavor. While we're sure you have a few tricks that help make long drives easier, we recommend following our travel trips for Thanksgiving with young children. The easier your traveling goes, the more you'll be able to enjoy the turkey and other delicious food!

Travel Tips for Thanksgiving With Young Children

Allow for Plenty of Travel Time


The best way to make sure you arrive on time to Thanksgiving dinner is to give yourself a little cushion, especially when you've got to load the little ones into the car. Or, you may run in o any number of mishaps or slowdowns that may happen with your kids such a spills, tantrums, or anything else. So, start your trip 15-20 minutes early to make sure the whole drive goes smoothly.

Bring Some Snacks


While your children will be filling up on turkey, potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie at dinner they're likely going to need something to tide them over on the drive. Granola bars, veggies, or some nuts are great snack options!

Have a Road Trip Toy Bag


This is a more long-term solution for road trips and long drives in the future, but a handy tip to keep your kids occupied and happy is to keep a toy bag in your car at all times. This way even if their favorite stuffed animal, action figure, or doll is forgotten at home, you'll have the bag of toys ready to go.

Don't Forget the Car Seat Tray


For snacking, drawing, and just a general way to keep this tidier on you drive, don't forget the car seat tray at home. It will help keep any spills or stains from occurring on the interior of your car!

Bring Along Some Art Supplies


They have the potential to be a little messy, but bringing along some art supplies like crayons, paper, and stickers are a great way to keep your kids creatively stimulated during a long drive. We recommend making sure you have a sturdy car seat tray or a travel lap desk for older kids.

Turn On the Electronics


Bringing your tablet or a portable DVD player to keep your kids engaged with their favorite shows or movies. Nothing has revolutionized the road trip for parents more than modern electronics!

Warm Up The Car Ahead of Time


This time of year can be very chilly and to avoid runny noses and the sniffles, make sure to warm your car up before everyone in your family hops in to head out. Getting your car nice and toasty will make the ride more enjoyable for everyone.

So this Thanksgiving, use these tips to make traveling with young children much easier on yourself. Your whole family will be much happier and ready to talk to your extended family when you reach your destination. You can also ensure your holiday travels go smoothly by completing our Fall Car Care maintenance routine. You don't want your car to break down once the freezing temperatures start affecting your vehicle's internal components.

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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Thursday, November 9, 2017

10 Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Looking for something to fun to do with your kids during November? Get ready for the big turkey-day celebration and even make your home a bit more festive with these 10 Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids! There's plenty of fun to be had when putting these crafts together, and most of them are very simple to make.

Turkey Cones


Use these silly and goofy turkey cones as party hats or table decorations this Thanksgiving. Your kids will love this simple craft and enjoy getting to add a unique personality to their turkey!


Pumpkin Placecards


Have your kids help decorate cute little pumpkin placecards to make sure everyone knows where to sit at Thanksgiving Dinner! You can create all sorts of festive designs with paint, glitter, and other crafting supplies


Autumn Leaves Garland


Decorate your house with this beautiful, festive garland. Purchase some artificial leaves, coat them with glue and autumnal colored glitter. Then, use a hole punch then hang them with some ribbon. Simple and elegant!


Pinecone Turkeys


A quick and easy craft that's perfect for young children. Make a googly-eyed turkey using pinecones, popsicle sticks, some felt, some other crafting supplies. Your kids will be so excited to show all their relatives the turkeys they made at Thanksgiving!


Turkey Bowling


Less of a craft and more of a fun game to play with the whole family. Fashion some brown cups to look like little turkeys pins with construction paper and googly-eyes. Then, get some small pumpkins that will act as the bowling ball!


Thankful Tree


Grab a fallen tree branch out of your backyard to start making a Thankful Tree! This simple craft is a great way to have a conversation with your kids about being thankful for the things they have like family, pets, their favorite toys, and more.


Turkey Wreath


Build this beautiful turkey wreath to welcome family and guests to Thanksgiving dinner this year! You kids will love creating this fun and vibrant turkey-day craft.


Cup on the Cob


Aren't these the cutest? Your kids will be extra excited to help make these festive snack containers because eventually, they'll get to eat the popcorn inside! These can also serve a fun snack/appetizer to tide the kids over at Thanksgiving until dinner is served.


Paper Plate Leaves


Another simple craft for young children. Grab some paper plates, paper mache, glue, and scissors, and let their creativity run wild with this festive craft!


Handprint Turkey Hat


Make this adorable turkey hat with your kids to make this Thanksgiving an extra silly and memorable one. You'll really only need construction paper, scissors, and a stapler to create these hats, and don't forget to include the bouncy turkey legs!


Spend some quality time with your little ones this season by making this fun and simple 10 Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids. Additionally, start preparing for the winter weather by completing our Fall Car Care routine to make sure your vehicle and its internal components are ready for the freezing temperatures. Small fixes and preventative measures can help you avoid expensive service bills in the future and remain safe out on the road this season! Visit our Service Center to learn more!

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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Monday, November 6, 2017

Chevy Has a Lot to Celebrate!

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Chevy has a lot to celebrate right now as 2018 draws to a close. The Detroit-motor brand is in the midst of promoting the 100 year anniversary of their world-renowned truck line and even awarded the recent Major League Baseball World Series MVP with a special Centennial Edition Silverado. Find out more about what's new with Chevrolet by reading below.

Chevy Has a Lot to Celebrate!

Celebrate 100 Years of Chevy Trucks with a Truck-Inspired Pandora Station

Along with their Truck Legends program, Chevrolet has partnered with Pandora to create and curate a radio station celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks. The Pandora station, called Chevy Truck 100, plays a wide catalog of country music songs referencing pickups and the huge influence they've had on American culture. Songs about driving your truck down back roads, dancing on the tailgate, and the tough, hardworking people who drive pickups can be heard to commemorate a century of Chevy trucks. Additionally, you can enter the Chevrolet Truck Legends program and receive exclusive Truck Legends memorabilia including branded hats, decals, and more.

Chevy Salute's Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Racing Career

Chevrolet is honoring the long and illustrious career of NASCAR driver and Team Chevy family member, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is retiring from racing at the end of this season. His 22 of years of racing will be celebrated in a commercial, depicting the major milestones in his career. The 30-second spot, called "What a Ride," will be shown throughout the rest of the race season until the year-end NASCAR championship banquet celebration.

During his retirement speech, Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his partnership with the Detroit-motor brand,  "It’s an honor to carry the Chevrolet bowtie on my cars. And I don’t just mean that on the race track — I’m Chevrolet for life."


George Springer Wins World Series MVP, 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition

For his achievement of winning the 2017 Willie Mays World Series MVP, George Springer, centerfielder for the Houston Astros, was awarded a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition. Springer led the Astros to the franchise's first World Series championship by going 11-for-29 with seven RBI and five home runs. His home run total ties the record for most home runs in a World Series.

Chevy Has a Lot to Celebrate!

Chevy has had a lot to celebrate in recent weeks and looks to continue a successful 2018 with a number announcements and previews at the 2018 SEMA Show. Keep checking back with our blog, and we'll keep you updated on all thing Chevrolet! Also, if you're interested in test-driving a new 2018 Silverado, check out our inventory online and contact our friendly sales staff. As fall continues, and winter approaches, make sure your current vehicle is prepared for the cold weather by completing out Fall Car Care maintenance routine. Small fixes and preventative measures can help you avoid expensive service bills in the future and remain safe out on the road this season! Visit our Service Center to learn more!

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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Friday, November 3, 2017

9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– November is National Picture Book Month and the perfect time to start spending time reading to your children as the weather grows colder, limiting playtime outdoors. Reading is very important and beneficial for young children and picture books are a fun way to get your kids excited about story time. So improve your children's vocabulary and imagination with these 9 picture books worth reading during National Picture Book Month!

1. Harold and the Purple Crayon

9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

A wonderfully creative tale of young boy named Harold, who goes for a walk after bedtime with purple crayon that allows him to draw landscapes, boats, staircases, and more that come to life and can be interacted with. Fuel your children's imagination with this delightful storybook.

2. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

If you give a mouse a cookie... you'll be running around all day having to help him out! This humorous tale about a young boy giving an imaginary mouse a treat will teach your children about cause and effect, as well as responsibility, while keeping them giggling the whole way through!

3. Madeline


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans, is a beloved tale about a daring and precocious young girl by the same name. Set in Paris, France the book follow Madeline's adventures such as visiting the zoo and getting her appendix removed. 


4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, is one of the most famous picture books in the world. In fact, a new copy is sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Follow the story of the very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the pages of the book on a fun-filled adventure you won't soon forget!

5. The Polar Express


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

The Polar Express is perfect read for the end of National Picture Book Month to get your little ones excited for the holiday season. A young boy boards a mysterious train late one Christmas Eve, only to magically travel to the North Pole to meet Santa where he alone is offered any gift he desires. But what does he ask for?

6. The Giving Tree


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

Famous author Shel Silverstein's most well-known book, the Giving Tree, is a story of giving and taking and how important it is to remain thankful for what you have. It teaches the important lessons of humility and how a simple "thank you" can make a huge difference! If you'd like to hear Shel Silverstein read it for yourself, check out the Giving Tree story on Youtube

7. Green Eggs and Ham


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

Would this list of story books be complete without including one of the many works of Dr. Seuss? Of course not! Read along as this rhyming tale teaches young readers about patience, kindness, and trying new things.

8. Frog and Toad are Friends


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

The first in a series of picture books, Frog and Toad Are Friends follows a pair of amphibious pals as they go swimming, find lost buttons, write letters, and many more adventures. This beloved series has won numerous awards, and the friendship between this two characters will delight your children.

9. Where the Wild Things Are


9 Picture Books Worth Reading During National Picture Book Month

We couldn't write this list without including one of the most iconic picture books of all time! Dive into Where the Wild Things Are to discover the story of Max's journey to the land of the Wild Things through beautiful illustrations and a simply unforgettable adventure that your kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

You can find these 9 picture books worth reading during National Picture Book Month at local bookstores, public libraries, or online. So spend time this month reading to your kids to help them develop and reach their full potential. Plus, you'll love watching their imagination grow as they enjoy these fun and entertaining tales. As an additional item on your to-do list this November, make sure to follow our Fall Car Care maintenance routine to get your vehicle ready for the cold and impending winter weather. You'll be happy your car is peak working condition once the snow begins to fall!

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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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

World Series MVP Will Receive Centennial Edition Chevy Silverado

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– The 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros has been nothing short of jaw-dropping. Games have gone from lights-out pitching to home run-filled slugfests in a matter of seconds. While we're sure competition is heating up for the chance to win one of the most coveted championships in sports, there is another prize on the table for the World Series champs. The World Series MVP will receive a Centennial Edition Chevy Silverado for their game-changing performance, and one look at this standard-setting pickup will show you why it's worth fighting for.

World Series MVP Will Receive Centennial Edition Chevy Silverado

The Chevrolet Centennial Edition Silverado was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Chevy truck. With over 100 years of off-roading, towing, and carrying, the Centennial Edition is the culmination of a century of Chevrolet's achievements. It's only fitting that the best player of the World Series receives a vehicle this iconic. According to Chevrolet, the Centennial Edition is equipped with the brand's absolute best -- breathtaking design, powerful performance, and an unbeatably distinctive look inspired by the most notable trucks Chevy has ever created.

World Series MVP Will Receive Centennial Edition Chevy Silverado

“The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions are a result of collaboration between Chevrolet Design, Engineering and Marketing, to commemorate the history of Chevy Trucks,” said Rich Scheer, Chevrolet Trucks director of Exterior Design. “Both vehicles offer our most enthusiastic fans a way to demonstrate their love for Chevy Trucks and celebrate the Chevy Trucks Centennial with us.”

World Series MVP Will Receive Centennial Edition Chevy Silverado

Who do you think is going to win the MVP title? We hope it's former Tigers all-star Justin Verlander! No matter who it is, though, we're sure that when the World Series MVP receives their Centennial Edition Chevy Silverado, they'll be thankful they put in all the hard work it took to achieve the title! Want to get your hands on your very own Centennial Edition Chevy Silverado or Colorado? Head over to our Special Edition Chevy page to place an order online today. Before you know it, you'll be behind the wheel of an incredible Centennial Edition pickup! Additionally, if you have any questions about the Centennial Edition trucks or any other Special Edition Chevy vehicle, let us know! Our knowledgeable sales team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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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