Monday, November 20, 2017

GM Employees Take Initiative to Help out Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico and Texas

OKEMOS, Mich.,–– Our social responsibility to our country is to help those in need when crisis strikes. For better or for worse, we are supposed to stick together. GM employees did just that when Texas and Puerto Rico were struck with a major disaster just over a month ago. Any little bit of help makes an impact during a considerable and difficult time for many families. Relief was sent when GM employees took initiative to help out hurricane-struck Puerto Rico and Texas.

GM Employees Take Initiative to Help out Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico and Texas

Donations were made by hundreds of GM employees to Puerto Rico that amounted to 12 tons of goods. These items included solar cellphone chargers and lights, batteries, canned foods, baby formula, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and bottled water. 25 employees gathered together saws, hammers, tape, and other necessary supplies to help repair the homes of families struck by Hurricane Maria.

“There were so many people involved in this project,” said NASCAR Program Manager Alba Colon, who is from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. “It would be impossible to recognize everyone, but we would not have done this without all those involved in planning, leads from every area, managers, supervisors, teamGM Cares and employees from facilities, docks and truck drivers. Everyone had an important role in making this happen.”

Many employees collected trailers full of goods and delivered them to various nonprofit organizations that were along the impacted areas in Texas. On top of all that, there were 30 employees who helped clean up the debris from homes of hurricane victims. They also began to start rebuilding these homes as an initiative from the Habitat Hammers Back campaign launch.

The incredible work that these employees have done to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey has been tremendous. Uniting as a company and as a country is a testament in itself. A special thank you to the GM employees that took initiative to help out hurricane-struck Puerto Rico and Texas! If you are interested in volunteering with teamGM Cares or you would like to make a donation to support the ongoing emergency response efforts of the American Red Cross, visit the teamGM Cares website. At Graff Chevrolet in Okemos, we find it our duty to become involved within our community. Take a look at the huge part we play within the Okemos community on our website!

Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864.

Friday, November 17, 2017

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season

OKEMOS, Mich.,–– The holiday season has arrived. Not only is it time for festive activities, but it's the time of year to indulge in delicious hot drinks. As the weather gets more brisk, you'll want to keep warm, especially if you are spending any amount of time outdoors. Warm up your body and gain some energy with these 9 hot coffee drinks to try this season. Your body will thank you for the added boost.


1. Hot Chocolate Coffee

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season



9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


3. Caramel Coffee Indulgence

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


4. Mocha De-Light

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


5. Cinnamon Bun Latte

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


6. French Vanilla Mocha

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


7. Gingerbread Latte

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


8. Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Café Con Leche

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


9. Pumpkin Pie Latte

9 Hot Coffee Drinks to Try This Season


Nothing beats a hot drink on a cold winter day. Stay warm and full of energy this year with these 9 hot coffee drinks to try this season. Full of rich and sweet flavors, these delicious drinks will be sure to please. Whether you enjoy them as dessert or are in need of a little pick-me-up, you'll be satisfied every sip of the way. Bundle up by the fire and indulge in a sweet treat during the holidays. Are you looking to get into a new vehicle for an affordable price? We've got a huge selection of pre-owned vehicles under $10,000. Find a ride with plenty of cargo space and high MPG to get you around during this holiday season. Make sure to keep an eye out for our holiday deals on our website to help you save even more. Enjoy your hot drink as you take a drive in your new whip!

Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Spirit of the American Family Road Trip Remains Alive

OKEMOS, Mich.,–– Family road trips: an American tradition. As the holiday season begins, family road trips will be at an all-time high, as it's the time of year to visit family and friends. Although road trips are the new family dinner table, parents still get stressed out. A new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Chevrolet revealed some interesting points about parents' stress derived from road trips. Through a series of questions, Chevrolet found that the spirit of the American family road trip remains alive.

The Spirit of the American Family Road Trip Remains Alive

Surprisingly, kids are not the source of parents' stress on road trips. Increased amounts of traffic stress parents out the most. However, in-vehicle technologies, such as Wi-Fi and USB outlets, could lead to a better road trip experience overall. Good thing Chevy offers a slew of these in-vehicle technologies and safety features that make family road trips more enjoyable, including plenty of storage space, USB outlets, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility. The following statistics were found from the survey:


Technology


Parents hold in-car Wi-Fi at the top of their wish list for better road trips.


  • "56 percent of parents say that having Wi-Fi/internet connectivity would help make their family road trips more enjoyable."

Love for Road Trips

Families do love taking road trips together. It's the time when they can bond together and make special memories while on the road.


  • "93 percent of all parents say they like or love taking road trips with their family, including more than half (53 percent) who “love” it. Of those who take road trips, 95 percent like or love them, including 55 percent who say they “love” them."
  • "Spending time with family (80 percent) and exploring and stopping at interesting locations and destinations (69 percent) are parents’ top two favorite aspects of family road trips."
  • "Traffic and other unexpected delays is by far the most stressful part of the family road trip, according to nearly two in three parents (63%)."

Quick Stats

According to the survey, there is indeed a perfect road trip length.


  • "American parents who take road trips believe that the “perfect” family road trip length is typically six hours."

There are plenty of distractions for the kids.

  • "Parents who take road trips today bring 6.6 mobile devices, on average, in the vehicle."

SUVs are the vehicle of choice on road trips.

  • "Nearly two-thirds of all American parents (63 percent) say they would prefer to take a family road trip in an SUV over any other type of vehicle, with more than two in five (42 percent) preferring a large SUV with three rows."

Kids have a say, too.

  • "67 percent of parents who take road trips involve their children in the planning."

The Spirit of the American Family Road Trip Remains Alive

Chevrolet offers many tech and safety features in its newest models, making the holidays a little less stressful. With in-car Wi-Fi as an option, families are more likely to take a longer road trip and more frequently. The newest safety features available include Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Surround Vision, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and many more. Chevy's goal behind providing these many features is the hope that families will have a better experience in the car and the spirit of the American family road trip will remain alive. Start shopping our Equinox and Traverse inventory to find an SUV that will keep your loved ones comfy, safe, and occupied while on the road this holiday season!

Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Travel Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

OKEMOS, Mich.,–– Traveling during the holidays can be a hassle. Not only is there a lot of traffic, but the risk of getting into an accident is significantly increased. We understand that enjoying a delicious meal with your friends and family is important. That is why we want you to have a safe trip this year. Read our list of travel tips for a safe Thanksgiving!

Travel Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

1. Make sure your vehicle is up to speed: Check up on its routine maintenance by inspecting tire pressure and fluid levels. Schedule an appointment with our service team if your vehicle is in need of a little TLC.

2. Map your route in advance and plan for heavy traffic: Be prepared for busy roads during the holidays. Consider leaving earlier or later to avoid traffic congestion.

3. Keep your valuables in a safe place: Theft can happen at any time. To be proactive, put your valuables in a covered storage area or the trunk of your vehicle.

4. Bring a charger and cell phone with you: This may be a given, but we thought we'd remind you.

5. Set a schedule and stick to it: If you're traveling a long distance, its best to know where you want to make stops along the way. This will keep you on track along your route.

6. Fill up on gas: Don't head out on your trip without a full tank of gas. It's better to be prepared than waiting until the last minute.

7. Keep a close eye on the road: Thanksgiving is right around the time of year when deer and other large animals are all over the road. Pay closer attention than you normally would to lower your risk of a collision.

Travel Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

Avoid the road-trip stress and enjoy your holiday with friends and family by following these travel tips for a safe Thanksgiving. Whether you are just driving down the road or logging multiple hours on your trip, it's best to be prepared for any situation. Your loved ones will be at ease when they see you make it to your destination without any harm or issues along the way. To make driving easier, Chevy offers many safety features in its new vehicles. Check out our Hanksgiving Sale going on now and see how you can save on a new Chevy with the latest advances in technology!

Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner

OKEMOS, Mich.,–– No one ever said Thanksgiving dinner was bad. High expectations are set amongst family and friends for a dinner they've been thinking about for weeks now. Set the tone this year with the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner. With rich, zesty, and bold flavors, these recipes will set you up for success.


Main Dish


The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner


Side Dishes


The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner



The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner



The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner



The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner



The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner


Dessert


The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner



The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner


You'll want to savor every bite this year. From the main dish to dessert, these recipes will only make you crave for more. With flavors so delicious, you may be put in a food coma. This holiday will be one to remember with the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner! After you indulge in this appetizing meal, make sure to rest up for all your shopping on Black Friday. To make the holiday season easier, drive home a new vehicle that has enough space for your purchases and will keep you safe on the road. We'll give you an additional $2,500 on top of the value of your trade-in during our Hanksgiving Sale!

Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864

Friday, November 10, 2017

Survive Black Friday in a New Chevy

OKEMOS, Mich.,–– Black Friday is always a crazy time of year, but the incredible deals are hard to pass up. Other than the patience to wait in the long lines before the stores open, you'll need a vehicle that has plenty of cargo space, fuel efficiency, seating, and some technology features make your post-Thanksgiving spree go off without a hitch. So this year, survive Black Friday in a New Chevy. These vehicles are the ideal choices for whatever your shopping needs are for Black Friday and the rest of the holiday season.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse


With seating up to 8 for all your friends and family to come along for the shopping, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is the perfect vehicle for Black Friday. No other mid-size SUV will be able to store as much loot with the Travesre's best-in-class max cargo space. Also, in the likely event that you're carrying a bunch of bags or boxes while leaving the store, you can open the trunk available hands-free gesture liftgate. To top it all off, with all the frenzied driving going on during Black Friday, you'll feel secure knowing the Traverse's 14 available advanced safety features are keeping you safe and sound.

Survive Black Friday in a New Chevy

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


With Best-In-Class available V8  horsepower and fuel economy, the new 2018 Chevy Silverado has all of the capability you'll need to get around on Black Friday, making stops at all of the stores on your list. It also has a 2,250lbs. maximum payload for hauling all of your purchases including large items and appliances. Plus, you're not likely to get cut off trying to get into a parking space in this imposing truck.

Survive Black Friday in a New Chevy

2018 Chevrolet Cruze


No vehicle will help you get to each and every store on your list in one tank of gas with more style than the 2018 Chevy Cruze. The Cruze gets an amazing 29 city/40 hwy mpg and up to 52 hwy mpg with the available turbo-diesel engine. If you get the Cruze Hatchback you can also make use of 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the second row of seats is folded down. Thanks to its standard turbo engine, this affordable vehicle has all the quickness and agility to navigate the crowds this Black Friday.

Survive Black Friday in a New Chevy

If you're looking for a new Chevy to survive Black Friday in, or have your eye on a vehicle that would perfect as a gift for yourself or a loved this holiday season, shop our inventory online. During our "Hanksgiving" Sale, you can get an additional $2,500 on the value of your trade-in to make a new Silverado, Traverse, or Cruze even more affordable. So there's no better time than now to get into a new 2018 Chevy vehicle! As winter approaches, we also recommend completing our Fall Car Care maintenance routine to get your car, truck, or SUV ready for the freezing temperatures that can wreak havoc on your internal components.

Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Chevy Pays Homage to Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 30-Second TV Spot

OKEMOS, Mich.,––Chevy made a tribute to one of their most successful NASCAR members on November 5th. Son of the NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Sr., he has had outstanding performance over the course of his career. With a total of 26 wins, including two Daytona 500 1st-place finishes, he has had a prosperous and rewarding career behind the wheel. Chevy pays homage to Dale Earnhardt Jr. with a 30-second TV spot during the broadcast of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500.

Chevy Pays Homage to Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 30-Second TV Spot

This 30-second spot features never-before seen photos and videos from some of Earnhardt Jr.'s most defining moments in his race history, along with a collage of memories that span over his career. The TV spot is called "What a Ride" and truly showcases Earnhardt's successful journey with NASCAR.


“We have been so fortunate to have Dale Earnhardt Jr. as part of the Chevrolet family,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “His ‘Never Give Up’ attitude and true passion for performance are the same qualities that drove Louis Chevrolet to race more than a hundred years ago, and still drive us today to innovate and win.”

At the end of the season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be retiring after a long 22-year professional racing careerHe stated in his retirement speech that he is proud to support Chevy and represent the bowtie logo. If you want to catch the TV spot on air, it will be shown on the NBCSN broadcast through the year-end championship banquet in Las Vegas. Take a look at the long journey as Chevy pays homage to Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a 30-second TV spot. Get behind the wheel of your own Chevy today by taking a look at our new vehicle inventory. You can also value your trade before you buy.


Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864

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