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Graff Mt. Pleasant Presents "Stuff The Bus" To Support United Way - 07/31/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. - All month long in August, Graff Mt. Pleasant presents "Stuff The Bus" to support the United Way, which is a school supply drive to help local elementary school teachers fill their classrooms with much needed school supplies for the coming year!
Local teachers are looking for multiple items that include:
Dry Erase Markers
No. 2 Pencils
Clorox or Lysol Wipes
By donating any of these items, you are helping local elementary educators bring their classrooms to life and create the best learning environment possible for local children! We are hosting a "Stuff The Bus" supply drive at BOTH of our dealership locations, but we are also upping the ante in a big way. For every vehicle purchase during the month of August, Graff Mt. Pleasant will donate $50 in school supplies to United Way! So, if you were thinking about purchasing a New or Used Vehicle, you can also give back to your local community while doing so! Graff Mt. Pleasant presents "Stuff The Bus" to support United Way, and with every vehicle purchased we can help students achieve their potential through a quality education!
Chevy Colorado And GMC Canyon Get New Turbo-Diesel Engines For 2016 - 07/30/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - After months of teasing it finally looks like General Motors is going to release a light-duty truck with a little bit more power under the engine! GM is ready to join the diesel club of light-duty pickup trucks, and throws its hat into the game with both the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon getting new turbo-diesel engines for 2016. GM joins FCA and Nissan by incorporating a diesel option into the popular light-duty pickup class, and both models look pretty impressive!
The new 181-horsepower diesel engine will help both trucks-models increase towing capability and fuel economy, but will understandably come at a higher price. The diesel engine will cost $3,700 more than the comparable truck with a 3.6-liter V6 engine in the Colorado or Canyon. Due to several new incorporated technologies, the Duramax four-cylinder is the cleanest diesel truck General Motors has ever produced, which is thanks in part to a cooled exhaust-gas reduction system. This system mixes some exhaust gas back into the air intake and lowers combustion temperatures.
Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon get new turbo-diesel engines for 2016, and the powerful new diesel will showcase 369 pounds-feet of torque, which is good for towing up to 7,700 pounds in the two-wheel version (compared to the current 7,000 pounds in gas trucks). The exciting new diesel-engine Chevy and GMC models will go on sale in the fall, and the Colorado will be available in the FT and Z71 crew cab models with both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options. If you are looking to get into your own Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon, stop by and see us! At your Clare Area Used Truck Dealership we have TONS of Used GM Trucks and Used Chevy Trucks for you to check out. Visit us at yourGraff Mt. Pleasant Chevy Dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac Dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Buick Is Now Offering A 24-Hour Test Drive - 07/25/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - For the past 18 months Buick has stuck with the "That's not a Buick" campaign, and consumers are seeming to respond well to it. Buick is taking that a step further, and is now offering a promotion that will make a refreshing offer to potential buyers - Buick is now offering a 24-hour test drive titled "24 Hours of Happiness Test Drive Event". Buick feels like no-one should make the decision on purchasing a $40,000 vehicle after a 10-minute test drive, so they upped the ante! Now, potential buyers can see how the car will fit into their life and their family's lives by taking the car out for a 24-hour test drive. Do the kids like it? Does it fit in the garage? What do the neighbors think? These are all questions that can be easily answered by taking your potential new Buick home with you for a day. Buick has been going through a mini-rebranding of sorts, no longer is the Buick just the car your grandfather had. Duncan Aldred, U.S VP for Buick explained that the 24-hour test drive is one major way Buick can change people's perceptions of the brand! General Motors has done things like this in the past, and the test was "a fairly obvious answer to the problem Buick had", explains Aldred. He wanted to make sure the test-drive event was in line with Buick's new DNA —quiet, peaceful, refined. The fact that Buick is now offering a 24-hour test drive shows how committed the brand is to changing the consumer reception about the automaker. It is exciting to watch as Buick redesigns itself into the brand that we know everyone will love! If you are interested in ANY of our New Buick Cars or Used Buick Cars, stop by your local St. Louis, Michigan Used Car Dealer for your own 24-hour test drive today! Visit us at yourGraff Mt. Pleasant Chevy Dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac Dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858. Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com Follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube
The 2016 Camaro Will Be Available To Order Starting August 13th - 07/24/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. - It's safe to say the automotive world has been patiently waiting for the sixth-gen Camaro to become available to the public. When the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang were introduced for the 2015 model year, both cars were made available in the spring of 2014. The Camaro is fashionably late to the game but it looks like there is finally an order date that has been made public. The 2016 Camaro will be available to order starting August 13th, according to a leaked document obtained by CamaroNews.
This could mean that possibly, in 24 days, you can head down to Graff Mt. Pleasant and put cash down on the next generation, 2016 Camaro. Unfortunately this is just speculation based on a leaked document, however, it is the best lead on the availability date for the new Camaro since its release in May. In the past, the Coupe models have been made available going into the winter before the convertibles are made available, and there is no doubt that Chevy will follow that same model. The Coupe will also come with two trim level options– LT and SS.
If the document is indeed legitimate, the 2016 Camaro will be available to order starting August 13th. This would also be the date that the first Camaros will start being built at the assembly plant in Lansing, per an announcement from Chevy back in June. If production and orders do start on August 13th, the new muscle cars should roll into dealerships in October or November.
You can bet that the second we get more news about the sixth-gen 2016 Camaro, we will share it with you ASAP! The Camaro is a vehicle steeped in American automotive lore, and this new model is sure to have all the bells and whistles that pony car enthusiasts love! At your localAlma Area Used Car Dealer, we have tons of beautiful new and used vehicles on site that are ALWAYS available to be taken out for a test-drive! Visit us at your Graff Mt. Pleasant Chevy Dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac Dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
The Silverado Is Looking Fresh For 2016 - 07/18/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - At Graff Mt. Pleasant, we definitely have a soft spot for trucks and that is especially true for the newly deigned Chevrolet models! The Silverado is looking fresh for 2016 with a bold new front end that kicks the crap out of the pliable Ford F-150. A sculpted new hood features bold lines that give the truck a more muscular feel, while still staying in the popular, midsize truck segment.
The new 2016 Silverado will also come featured with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and additional safety technologies that make it one of the most technological trucks in its class. This Silverado has been getting updated here and there since it's re-design in 2013, and sales have grown by more than 10% each year since. Through the first have of 2015, sales of the Silverado have been up around 14.6%.
The Silverado is looking fresh for 2016 so far, however Chevy is keeping most of the details under wraps for the moment. Marketing director for Chevy trucks Sandor Piszar states that, "The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build Chevy Trucks' legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer focused technologies."
Check Out Our New Graff Mt. Pleasant Portal Site - 07/15/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - Isn't it more convenient to just have everything in one place? A place that is easily accessible where you can find everything that you need? Well, guess what? Graff Mt. Pleasant did just that for you, our customers. Check out our new Graff Mt. Pleasant portal site where you can find everything you need all in ONE place!
This new site is 100%, COMPLETELY redesigned to offer you the most streamlined service possible. Now customers can check out all of our Chevy, Cadillac, Buick, GMC and Pre-Owned inventory all in one spot! Shop our inventory, read our blog, browse through reviews, schedule a service appointment and even check out our financing offers all from our one-of-a-kind portal site!
At Graff Mt. Pleasant we feel that an excellent customer experience is the most important factor of a dealership, and that all starts with an easy-to-use, all-access website. When you check out our new Graff Mt. Pleasant portal site, you'll see the amount of time and effort we put in to make sure our customers leave happy and having had the BEST car buying, leasing or service experience ever!
At your local Graff Mt. Pleasant we are always checking out the new technologies that Chevy is coming up with!Visit us at your Chevrolet Dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac Dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com
Drowsy Driving Is Just As Bad As Drunk Driving - 07/11/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - A drowsy driver is a dangerous driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsiness or fatigue is the main cause of up to 100,000 police-reported passenger vehicle incidents a year, killing at least 1,500 and injuring 71,000. Even more fatigue-related incidents go unreported making drowsy driving just as bad as drunk driving.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not truck drivers causing there accidents. Only 1% of all the reported drowsy driving incidents are cause by semi-truck drivers due to a recent federal law that states truck drivers can only driver for 10 hours at a time in a 24 hour period. Surprisingly, in many aspects drowsy driving is much like drunk driving. When it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol, once someone has a blood alcohol level of .08% he or she is legally drunk. Recent studies have shown that a driver who has gone a day without sleep shows the same factors as a driver registering .10% blood alcohol level which is well above the legal limit.
Drowsy driving is just as bad as drunk driving, and both show very similiar signs when out on the road. Both occurrences show drivers with slower reaction times, decreased awareness, impaired judgement and increased aggressiveness. In a recent study, nine out of ten North American police officers interviewed had pulled over a drowsy driver who they thought was actually a drunk driver.
Drowsy driving is just as bad as drunk driving and parents and guardians should talk about it with their kids JUST as much. If you would like to stop by and go over the several safety features that assist GM drivers, feel free to stop by! We would love to show you the great technological safety systems in our vehicles! At your localSt. Louis, Michigan Area Chevy Dealerwe are always checking out the new technologies that Chevy is coming up with!Visit us at your St. Louis Area Chevrolet Dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac Dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com
Chevrolet Has Engineered The Active Phone Cooling Feature - 07/07/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. – Isn't it frustrating when you're driving and your phone overheats from streaming music and using your GPS at the same time? Most smartphones have a built in cooling feature that helps prevent this, however, that means that sometimes your phone will just shut off completely. To fight this, Chevrolet has engineered the Active Phone Cooling feature, which is an industry-first feature that cools your phone and keeps it from overheating!
So, how does this work? It is actually quite easy to understand: An air vent connected directly to the car's A/C and ventilation system is directed to the charging bin where the phone rests for wireless charging. This bin sits in the center, under the entertainment system of the vehicle. The system sends cooler air to help lower the smartphone's temperature and can only be turned on manually by the driver.
Several factors can cause or worsen overheating in smartphones like heavy strain on the device's data and graphic processors, high ambient temperatures or simply charging the device. That's why Chevrolet has engineered the Active Phone Cooling feature, which will be available on certain models of the 2016 lineup that include the new Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models that are equipped with wireless charging and Chevrolet MyLink.
Build Your Own Cadillac CTS-V Sedan And Make All Your Friends Jealous - 07/02/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. - Have you ever wanted to drive a luxury automobile that can reach speeds of 200 mph and has over 600 lb-ft torque? Well, you're in luck becauseCadillac's CTS-V configurator site has just gone live and you can build your own Cadillac CTS-V Sedan and make all your friends jealous! Now you can finally build the luxury sedan of your dreams! The vehicle will not launch till later this summer, however, Cadillac is currently taking orders– and let us tell you, this car looks pretty sick!
The new 2016 V-Series model represents a large and significant expansion of the brand's elite, high-performance line, which is also a more luxurious turn from the brand's base models. With a top speed of 201 mph and a 0-60 performance in 3.7 seconds, the all-new CTS-V is the MOST powerful car in Cadillac's long, 112-year history, and elevates itself into the elite group of the world's highest performing sedans.
The CTS-V is also implemented with third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, which is the world's fastest reacting suspension technology and is just one of the many enhancements and features that come standard on the new 2016 CTS-V.
Of course you have to have a powerful engine to generate that speed and power, and the 2016 Cadillac sedan is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers full manual control via steering wheel paddles. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V has more horsepower and torque than the Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 and the BMW M-Series 4.4-liter TwinPower V-8. Pretty impressive huh?
Chevy Adds Theft Alarm Notifications To Its Vehicle Assistance Service - 07/01/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - This week, General Motors announced that Chevy is adding Theft Alarm Notifications to its Vehicle Assistance Service. The exciting new service option allows those who subscribe to OnStar to receive real-time alerts when the vehicle's alarm sounds. These alerts can be received via SMS text, email or by phone and will be available to eligible subscribers this summer.
This innovative feature is just one of the many OnStar is upgrading this year, which include Remote Ignition Block and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. With such prompt responses and quick awareness of theft situations, customers have a greater chance to recover stolen vehicles and property. If a vehicle is stolen that is equipped with this feature (and other OnStar features), OnStar advisors will work with local law enforcement and use the GPS technology to locate the vehicle and pinpoint its location.
The Theft Alarm notifications will be sent to your chosen device by using glass breakage sensors, interior motion sensors and an inclination/tilt sensor which sounds the alarm if it detects the vehicle is being lifted off the ground, a break-in is detected or if motion is detected within the vehicle then the alarm is armed.
Chevy is adding Theft Alarm Notifications to its Vehicle Assistance Service, which most 2014 model year and newer Chevrolet models are equipped to offer. To learn more about OnStar and the various services it offers, click here. If you would like to test drive any Chevy models that offer this amazing OnStar feature, feel free to stop in for a test drive! Visit us at your St. Louis Area Chevrolet Dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac Dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Chevrolet Revealed The All-New 2016 Chevy Cruze - 06/25/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - Last night in Downtown Detroit at the Fillmore, Chevrolet revealed the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze to the delight of press, auto-insiders, writers and car-buyers. The all-new Cruze is more fuel efficient, lighter and longer, all things that buyers felt needed to be upgraded when Chevy initially started the new remodel. Currently, the Cruze is Chevrolet's best selling vehicle so it's exciting to see what new features and updates GM has in store for 2016.
John Cafaro, the Executive Director of Chevrolet Design, explained that Chevy wanted to keep a common styling theme that began with the new Impala, extended through the 2016 Malibu and now the Cruze. The new 2016 Cruze blends conservative and luxury designs perfectly together to create a vehicle that should run away with its segment, especially since the Cruze is such a globally popular model.
Chevrolet revealed the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze, which takesgiant leaps in the safety feature technology. There are 10 air bags, a side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure alert and forward collision alert. Within the updated and stylish interior, there is a completely redesigned 7-inch infotainment display that will showcase Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All these added technology and safety features are what make the new Cruze relevant once again, as Stephanie Brinley– an industry anaylist with IHS Auotmotive– states, "They've (Chevy) been pretty conservative in this segment for some time, but that has served them well in the market. What it needs to be is fashionable and help Chevrolet get more loyalty and bring new people into the brand."
We feel that brand loyalty will not be a problem once drivers and buyers realize how perfect the all new 2016 Chevy Cruze is for them! We won't get the new Cruze here at Graff Mt. Pleasant until the spring of 2016, but you can bet we will have all the information so when it does get here you'll be well informed! If you would like to take a look at any of our new or used Chevy models, call us to schedule a test drive! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. - General Motors and Chevrolet are wanting to appeal more to the younger generation of buyers, and what better way to do that than release a press release in the fun, pictographic language of today's youth? Yep, that's right, you may have heard that recently Chevy has gone emoji. Take a look and see if YOU can decode it!
Promoting the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, GM wanted to capture the attention of pop-culture, thus composing an entire press release using only pictures– no words– that included its very own "bow tie" logo emoji. Since the press release was released on Monday, it has since been decoded and Craig Daitch, Chevy's senior manager for social media stated, "Because emoji is international in its adoption, we wanted to have fun and be irreverent with our audience. The release is the first piece of a week-long narrative featuring emoji."
That week-long feature also includes a YouTube.com series titled "Emoji Academy", which is a short web-series that features Norm Macdonald being helped by Ashley Benson, Jamie Chung and Zandaya to learn to find his inner "emoji". Check out the third part of the web-series down below!
Chevy has gone emoji recently, and if you're dying to decipher the emoji-code, Chevrolet released it on Tuesday...
"The all-new 2016 Cruze blends innovative technology, striking design and impressive efficiency into one sporty ride. It's the best new thing since sliced bread for stylish and socially connected people. A Chevrolet spokesperson said: "We had the idea that the new Cruze could change the world."
Design: Athletic build, stylish and good looking
Technology: 7 connected devices with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi. Cool! First in its class to offer compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth compatible. Touch screen. Speakers/music.
Seating: Seats 5
Fuel efficiency: The 2015 Cruze offers an EPA-estimated 35 mpg hwy. The 2016 Cruze is expected to offer better fuel economy, which is awesome. Look at how much time will pass before you need to fill up your tank again!
Safety: 10 air bags. Comes with OnStar standard for 6 months.
Available: Soon! Coming in Spring 2016.
In conclusion, get ready to go places in your Cruze. It has the technology and fuel efficiency you need wrapped up in a fun ride. Prepare to fall in love."
Pretty simple right? It is so exciting to see General Motors and Chevrolet be so creative and innovative in their marketing strategies! If you would like to stop and see all of our available Chevy models, check us out! We would love to chat about all things Chevy, maybe we can even talk in Emoji? Maybe not so fast, we'll just use regular words... FOR NOW! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
A Prototype For A Newly Updated Buick Encore Has Been Spotted Testing - 06/19/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - The Buick Encore made a splash in the auto-market pool when it launched in early 2013. It arrived just in time to take advantage of the auto buyer's surge of demand for a smaller, more subcompact SUV. In 2014, Buick sold 138,218 Encores globally, which was an insane 42 percent rise on sales numbers from the year prior, and THIS year is shaping up to be even more profitable for Buick.
Even though the Buick Encore has been seeing success ever since it was launched, that doesn't mean that the Encore shouldn't stay fresh and always be tweaking things to make sure it stays on top of its game! A prototype for a newly updated Buick Encore has been spotted testing in Europe, where GM operates its European arm, Opel. Don't worry, we're seeing only minor changes for the 2017 Encore as this is considered a mid-cycle update.
These new updates, due to the camouflage gear on the prototype, suggest a few updates and tweaks to the headlights, new bumpers and possibly a new grille. Motorauthority.com expects that the 2017 Encore will make its way to dealership lots next year, and we hope they are right! Even though it is not entirely clear what power-trains will be offered with the 2017 Buick Encore, we could definitely see the vehicle adopt GM's latest EcoTec range of engines. These engines could also appear in the next-generation Buick Verano.
Whatever the power-train, we are so happy that a prototype for a newly updated Buick Encore has been spotted testing because it's one of our favorite models here at Graff GM in Mt. Pleasant! Feel free to stop by and test drive any of our new or used Buick models, or even take a look at our current Encore models! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Recycled Volt Batteries Help Power GM's New IT Building - 06/18/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. - General Motors has always been on the cusp of retooling and repurposing their products. Recently Chevy and GM released news that recycled Volt batteries help power GM's new IT building at its Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Mich. Since the Volt usually draws its power from a band of energy in the battery pack itself, there is a TON of leftover juice for stationary usage.
Currently, five Volt batteries are housed in the administration building's circuit breaker panel, where solar energy and two wind turbines feed the power which supplies the entire IT building. In the past, recycled Volt battery covers have been used in multiple ways, including material for bat houses to nesting boxes for endangered duck species. Chevrolet is now moving forward and is tapping the energy left in the first-generation batteries.
The first-generation recycled Volt batteries help power GM's new IT building, and this secondary use application is proving to be an area where GM is thriving. Pablo Valencia, senior manager of Battery Life Cycle Management states, "Even after the battery has reached the end of its useful life in a Chevrolet Volt, up to 80 percent of its storage capacity remains." You read that right: 80 percent! The reuse of these Volt batteries has also helped the data center in Milford attain a LEED Gold certification from the U.S Green Building Council.
The energy pulled from the used Volt batteries, paired with a 74-kilowatt ground-mounted solar array and two 2kW wind-turbines, produces approximately 100Mwh of energy annually,which is enough to power 12 average households. It's no surprise that GM and Chevy are leading the way when it comes to energery conservation, and we are excited to see what they have in store for us next! If you're interested in talking about more ways Chevy is staying innovative, stop by and see us! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Chevrolet Is Throwing Its Hat Into The Self-Driving Concept Car Game - 06/12/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. – Chevrolet is throwing its hat into the self-driving concept car game! Recently, a sharp-edged self-driving vehicle was developed at General Motors' Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center joint venture in Shanghai.
The vehicle itself looks liking something out of a science fiction movie, and was revealed ahead of the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai this past spring. The low-slinging body and bubble-like windshield are packed with sensors and roof-mounted radar that can read the three dimensional mapping that allows cars to navigate through traffic and steer clear of various objects. Hubless motors fit into the wheels, while dragonfly doors define the smooth side of the vehicle.
The concept vehicle comes with a ton of cool features, including the Chevy Intelligent Assistant, which enables the owner to start the vehicle through recognition of the iris in his or her eye. See? Strait out of a science fiction film! In self-pricing mode, the vehicle's front seats can swivel 180-degrees to face the rear seats, which creates a more intimate setting. The driver can switch back into manual mode through the gesture control feature.
Chevrolet is throwing its hat into the self-driving concept car game, butGM has not revealed how far the self-driving concept car is from full-scale production. However, GM is showing that the auto company is paying attention to what is quickly becoming the industry's assumed next frontier. It's so exciting to represent a company that is always on the cusp of integrating new technology into the public domain! For more information on ANY of Chevrolet's models, feel free to stop by and pay us a visit! 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.
Cadillac The Second Brand To Confirm The Integration Of Apple CarPlay And Android Auto - 06/11/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. – General Motors has announced that Cadillac is the latest car brand planning to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into new models. Certain models of the carmaker's 2016 lineup will begin including the systems in the next few weeks. Cadillac has other infotainment upgrades planned as well.
We have blogged about the all-new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems in the past, with Cadillac being the second brand to confirm the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto after Chevrolet. Plan on seeing them roll out in Cadillac models equipped with CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment system and an 8-inch touchscreen. All 2016 models equipped with the CUE system will be outfitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto except for the SRX, which is currently in limbo pending the launch of an all-new 2016 version.
Aside from the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Cadillac also has plans to update CUE for the upcoming 2016 model year, which includes a faster processor. This processor will enable faster setup, voice recognition, navigation searches and media playing.The navigation component will also get an upgrade with redesigned map screens and a simplified command structure, including one-touch controls.
Chevrolet was the first General Motors brand to announce their plans to integrate this new technology into their system, which makes Cadillac the second brand to confirm the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! We can only hope that ALL of General Motors' models will integrate this exciting communications and infotainment system! If you would like to learn more about Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, check out this blog post about the new system! If you would like to schedule a test-drive for any of our amazing GM vehicles, feel free to give us a call or stop by! 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.
MT. PLEASANT, Mich.– To say winters here in Michigan are hard on our vehicles is an intense understatement. What many Michiganders don't know is that summer can be JUST AS TOUGH on your vehicle as winter. Intense heat can destroy batteries, and put stress on the tires and cooling system. Thanks to the lowest summer gas prices since 2009, many Americans will be hitting the road this summer for vacation. By making sure your vehicle is running smoothly you can avoid breakdowns or car problems that will definitely put a thorn in your summer plans. To insure a safe trip you may want to check out these summer car care tips:
The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is cooling system failure. The cooling system should be completely flushed out and refilled every two years. Be sure that you understand the level, condition and concentration of the coolant should also be checked periodically, especially when it first starts to warm up after the long winter.
Your brakes have been working hard all winter, make sure they're okay! Your brakes have kept you from sliding off the road since January, so make sure they are up to par before you head out this summer. If you notice pulsations, grabbing noises or longer stopping distances, bring your vehicle to a certified technician ASAP.
Maintain and check up on your air conditioning. Nothing, and we mean NOTHING, is worse than the air conditioning going out in the middle of the summer. Driving around in a car when it's 80+ degrees out is hard enough on your vehicle. Take out the air conditioning and good luck trying to go anywhere fast. Even a marginally operating system will fail in the hot weather, so have your air conditioning checked out by a qualified technician.
Check your windshield wipers. Your windshield wipers have been working overtime since January. A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can also pose a safety hazard. Replace worn windshield wiper blades and have plenty of windshield wiper fluid handy.
Heat zaps life away from your battery. Many car owners believe that battery problems only occur in the winter, which could not be further from the truth. Heat and vibration are the two WORST things for a car battery, and ultimately lead to engine failure. If your car's battery is more than three years old, have it checked by a certified technician before heading out on the road.
By making sure you vehicle is good to hit the road, you can avoid any awkward waiting-on-the-side-of-the-road-for-a-tow-truck events. If you would like to schedule a service appointment with any of our certified technicians, feel free! We would love to check out your car to make sure it's safe and ready to hit the open road. Schedule an appointment online today! 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.
Chevy Will Bring The 2016 Sixth-Gen Camaro To Lansing - 06/05/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - General Motors announced last week that Chevy will bring the 2016 sixth-gen Camaro to Lansing, Michigan, to be built in Michigan's capital city. Chevrolet will hire back 500 second shift jobs at the plant to help build the new muscle car.
The 2016 Chevy Camaro will end its summer promo tour at the Los Angeles Auto Show before coming home to Lansing to begin production in November. It will be available to buyers near the end of the 2015 fourth quarter, and consumers are counting down the days till they can get their hands on Chevy's new muscle car.
Currently, the fifth-gen Camaro is being built across the border in an Ontario plant. While GM is excited the new Camaro will be built in Lansing, they are also investing over $170 million into Lansing's facility for new equipment that includes new paint systems to accommodate new Camaro-only colors: Summit White, Bright Yellow and Red Hot. Currently, General Motors also builds the Cadillac ATS and CTS models at the Lansing Plant.
The mayor of Lansing, Mayor Virg Bernero, stated, "Gearing up for full-scale production of the legendary Chevy Camaro is a new high point in the more than two decades of extraordinary partnership between the City of Lansing, General Motors and the UAW." This investment into the Lansing plant is just a small part of the current $2.8 billion investment that General Motors is putting into a multitude of its facilities across the country. These include a $439 million investment at the Corvette plant in Kentucky and a $1.2 billion investment at its truck facility in Indiana. The all-new sixth-generation Camaro was revealed in Detroit last month, and since then has been going toe-to-toe against the 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.Chevy will bring the 2016 sixth-gen Camaro to Lansing in the fall and you can bet that Hank Graff of Mt. Pleasant will have the best inventory around! 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.
Chevrolet Has Recently Announced Its Next Big Reveal: The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze - 05/30/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. – Chevrolet has recently announced its next big reveal: the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The all-new Chevy Cruze will offer both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as blogged about previously, and will debut in Detroit on June 24th.
Beginning at the start of 2015, Chevrolet has been on a whirlwind pace of overhauling their entire lineup. It started at this year’s Detroit Auto Show with the reveal of the 2016 Volt. The 2016 Malibu and Spark had their big reveal in New York, while the much anticipated 2016 next-gen Camaro was released in grand fashion on Belle Isle in May. After those four revels, Chevrolet has recently announced its next big reveal: the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.
While we don’t know exactly what the 2016 Cruze will look like in its e
ntirety, spy shots show that the U.S-spec model will has a similar overall shape as China’s Cruze (pictured above), but will look more like a mix between the Volt and Malibu designs, intriguing right? The Cruze has been immensely successful for GM a Chevrolet, both domestically and abroad, since its introduction into the U.S market in 2010. We at Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant cannot WAIT to see the 2016 Cruze, as well as its innovative Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto!
Here at Graff Mt. Pleasant, we'll be posting updates and news on the 2016 Cruze as it comes down the line! If you would like to chat more about Chevy’s 2016 lineup, give us a shout-out! 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.
General Motors Partners With Apple And Google To Stop Distracted Driving - 05/29/2015
Apple CarPlay in the 2016 Chevy Cruze
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – This week, General Motors partners with Apple And Google to stop distracted driving with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. The communication system will link directly to Chevrolet's 7-inch MyLink infotainment system on 14 new models later this year. This makes it possible for both iPhone users as well as Android users to have access to this new technology, however due to testing issues, Android Auto is still a few months behind and will not be available until AFTER Apple's CarPlay.
Finally, someone is coming up with a great way to fight distracted driving! We do not have to go over the statistics and facts about how bad texting and driving is so we won't, and it looks like General Motors has finally said that enough is ENOUGH! So how does it work? The two smart-phone systems integrate the iPhone or Android functions with the Chevy vehicle in the central display. Android Auto is built completely around Google, Google Now and Google Maps but also has access to streaming apps such as Spotify. Apple's CarPlay uses Siri as well as the iPhone's phone, messaging and map functions as well as iTunes and Maps.
General Motors partners with Apple And Google to stop distracted driving and this marriage between smart phones and automakers is long coming and completely obvious, as GM notes that there are more than 2.3 billion smart phones currently in use globally. GM CEO Mary Barra said in a statement this week, "For most of us, our smartphones are essential. Partnering with Google and Apple to offer CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the widest ranges of models in the industry is a great example of how Chevrolet continues to democratize technology that's important to our customers."
If you would like to talk more about Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, feel free to stop by or give us a call! 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.
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and that means summer is right around the corner as well. Memorial Day has been celebrated ever since the end of the American Civil War and is a nationally celebrated as a day of remembrance to all those who have died while serving the United States of America. Many across the nation also celebrate this holiday by having the family over for a BBQ, patriotically themed, with an Independence Day feel. We found some delicious Memorial Day dessert recipes that will go well with your Memorial Day BBQ, check them out!
Nothing says "Welcome to the best BBQ EVER" than this trifle, TRUST US!
How delicious do these look? These Memorial Day dessert recipes are so simple, and will be the star of your BBQ! Do you have any BBQ recipes that you love? Share them with us on our Facebook wall! All of these recipes, and tons more, can be found on our Pinterest page! Interested in the HOTTEST car of the summer? Visit Graff Mt. Pleasant to see how you can reserve your 2016 Camaro, or test-drive the 2015 Camaros we have here! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealershiplocated at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. – Get ready to meet the 2016 Chevy Camaro! This past Saturday, General Motors presented the new 2016 Camaro to the world. The assembled fans, media and auto-world insiders waited impatiently for Chevy to reveal the muscle car that has been the talk of the town since Chevrolet started revealing parts of the new car a few weeks ago. In a muscle car war that brings in the heavy weights like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, the Camaro rolled into battle with SIX prototypes to the unveiling on Belle Isle.
The new 2016 Camaro is a softer-edged car that looks completely different than the 5th generation Camaro currently sitting at dealerships across the country. The only parts they have truly in common are the Chevrolet bow-tie badge on the trunk and the SS badge on the V8-powered SS models, according to GM. Coming in at 200 pounds lighter, the new design makes the Camaro look lower and wider even though its actual dimensions are within 2 inches of the current Camaro model. The sixth generation Camaro will be available in both V8 and V6 engines, each more powerful than the current model's V8 and V6, as well as with a turbocharges 4-cylinder engine.
GM's CEO Mary spoke of the new Camaro to Bloomberg Television, stating that; "Every inch of has been improved." When asked if the Camaro will outsell the Mustang, she stated; "I think we will, and that is our goal." The all-new 2016 Camaro will now head on a countrywide promo tour that includes stops at the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati and the Woodward Dream Cruise where fans of the muscle car can meet the 2016 Chevy Camaro in person, before ending the summer at the Los Angeles Auto Show. After that, the 2016 will pull into dealerships this fall, finally available to the waiting public!
Interested on how you can get your hands on the new 2016 Chevy Camaro? Visit Graff Mt. Pleasant to see how you can reserve your 2016 Camaro, or test-drive the ones we have here! 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.
Photos Of The 2016 Camaro Leaked Early - 05/17/2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Even though photos of the 2016 Camaro leaked early Friday morning via CNBC, the main event today on Detroit's Belle Isle will not lack any excitement! Fans of the muscle traveling to Detroit for this weekend's festivities were surprised when they saw the photos a day early. This leak however, only prompted more anticipation for the event today!
The pictures were immediately removed by CNBC, however in the age of social media and screen shots, nothing dies.
Tweets like this one above flooded in when photos of the 2016 Camaro leaked early, and the anticipation for the 2016 sixth-gen Camaro soared. Popping up all over the internet, muscle car enthusiasts grew even more excited! The event this weekend should be a grand event, and you can bet Graff Mt. Pleasant will have TONS of photos, comments, and videos to show you! The 2016 Camaro will arrive to dealerships later this fall, after it completes a summer promo trip across the country with stops at the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati and an appearance at the Woodward Dream Cruise in the Motor City.
Interested in owning a part of automotive history? Visit Graff Mt. Pleasant to see how you can reserve your 2016 Camaro, or test drive the ones we have here! 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.
GM Set To Reveal The New Sixth-Generation Camaro This Saturday - 05/14/2015
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. - Much to the enthusiasm of the automotive world, GM is set to reveal the new sixth-generation Camaro this Saturday. The new 2016 Camaro is Chevy's answer to the 50th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. In a back and forth war that has been going on since the beginning of the year, these three vehicles dominate the muscle car class, as they should.
The 2016 Camaro unveiling was opened up to the first 1000 individuals who registered via the #CAMAROSIX website, and all 1000 spots filled up in a little over 8 hours. Chevy spokesperson Monte Doran said, "We were very surprised. We thought it would take a few days or weeks to fill the available spots, so the response far exceeded our expectations!" Due to Chevy using already existing infrastructure for the Belle Isle Grand Prix, the auto company had to limit the reveal event to 1000 people.
But those lucky 1,000 fans will be in muscle car nirvana. In addition to the main event, those present will also be able to ride along on hot laps of the race course in the 2015 Camaro Z/28 models and take a parade lap in their own Camaros. Chevrolet is, smartly, veering away from the conventional approach to unveiling a new vehicle, which is usually done so at the traditional auto shows. An large treat for Camaro fans attending the event this weekend will also be the Camaro Museum on site, with over 20 cars ranging from the oldest production Camaro in existence, the 1967 Camaro VIN 16, or the original 2006 Camaro concept that preceded the fifth-gen model (the "Bumblebee" Camaro).
GM is set to reveal the new sixth-generation Camaro this Saturday. The 2016 Camaro will roll into dealerships this fall after a cross-country promo tour that will take it to the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinatti to "Camaro Fest" in Kentucky, and even back to Michigan for the Woodward Dream Cruise before making its final curtain call at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We are so excited, and CANNOT WAIT to see this amazing car!
MT.PLEASANT, Mich. – Warmer weather means more time spent in your car, heading on vacation with your family. Sometimes your family includes those of the four-legged variety. Whether it is to the beach, the lake house, the campsite, or just the vet's office, it is always important to make sure that furry-friends are comfortable and stay stress free! Here are some tips on traveling with your pets, to make sure everybody in your family has a safe and enjoyable summer!
Pack a frozen bowl of water that your pet can lick to keep cool. This is a great way for them to stay hydrated without you having to worry about water spilling all over the car. No mess = happy dog owner!
DO NOT leave your pet alone in the vehicle! Even when the windows are left down on a warm day, the temperature inside of a car can rise within a matter of minutes.
Bring along a comfort item for your pet. A familiar item like their favorite blanket, bone, or toy will help them to relax during a long ride.
If you're headed out on a long trip, we suggest looking for pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, or dog parks on your route. Just like us, our pets need a break from time to time, so it is important to find locations where you can take them out of the car for a short walk, drink of water, and a snack.
Heading out on a long road trip? Exercise your pet beforehand! He or she will be much more inclined to rest during the drive, so get out there and play fetch with Fido for a stress free outing!
If you are headed out on a long journey, be sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations to protect them against any possible threats. Especially if you plan on driving through different climate zones. For example, if you live in the Midwest and you are driving to the South, make sure your dog or cat is up to date on all heart worm and flea/tick medications!
Dogs and cats should not roam around the vehicle; use a crate, carrier, or harness that can be anchored to the vehicle. This is the best way to avoid distractions for the driver and to protect your pet in the unfortunate event of a crash.
By following these easy tips, you and your pooch or feline will have a relaxing drive, no matter where you go! Do you have any tips on traveling with your pets that you would like to share? Post them on our Facebook or Twitter, and use the hashtag; #GraffPetTips ! AtHank Graff Mt. Pleasantwe 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.