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Don Tester Ford Lincoln for New & Used Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Crossovers

Don Tester Ford Lincoln in Norwalk is proud to be one of the leading Ford and Lincoln dealerships in Ohio. We have been an integral part of this wonderful state for over 40 years! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is dedicated to providing each and every one of our customers with a comfortable, enjoyable, and honest Ford and Lincoln car buying experience.

We believe that purchasing a vehicle should be exciting and as stress-free as possible. To help make it that way, our fantastic team members create an “at home” atmosphere that is family-friendly and comfortable. We are a close-knit team at Don Tester Ford Lincoln and we want to extend that family feeling to our customers.

In addition to a great customer experience, we are also committed to getting you behind the wheel of a car or truck you’ll feel confident driving for years to come! To make sure you have a variety of cars, trucks, SUVs or crossovers to choose from, we offer our customers only the highest-quality new Ford, new Lincoln, used, and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

Stop by Don Tester Ford Lincoln today where we make your complete satisfaction and happiness our end goal. We are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we truly enjoy reaching out to members of our community and inviting them to stop by our Norwalk dealership. We are committed to our customer’s satisfaction, which means you’ll enjoy your time spent at Don Tester – we guarantee it! To see our current Don Tester Ford Lincoln commercial, feel free to click the video to the left or stop by our YouTube channel by following the link below. We look forward to seeing you at Don Tester Ford Lincoln near Sandusky, OH!

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Auto Service and Body Work at Don Tester Ford Lincoln in Norwalk, OH

Your car or truck is one of the biggest investments you can make in your life, which is why you want to protect it and properly maintain it – after all, you want your vehicle to serve you well for as long as possible. At the Don Tester Ford Lincoln Service Center near Sandusky, we welcome the opportunity to help take care of your car, truck, SUV or crossover!

We are proud to be a Certified Ford and Lincoln Service Center with professionally trained technicians on hand to take care of any maintenance, repair, or auto service you may need. Our Ford Motor Company experts have the knowledge and experience to make sure your car or truck meets our high standards at all times.

Should you be in need of parts and/or accessories, our Don Tester Ford Lincoln Parts Department is fully stocked with Genuine Ford Parts, Genuine Lincoln Parts, and Motorcraft auto parts specifically designed for your vehicle – no matter the make or model, foreign or domestic.

The Don Tester Advantage

We know that you’ve invested quite a bit of money into purchasing your Ford or Lincoln vehicle, which is why we want to help you take care of that investment! When you purchase a late model pre-owned vehicle from Don Tester, you’ll receive 2 years FREE Routine Maintenance; a deal that we call the Don Tester Advantage! We work hard to make sure you pay as little as possible for your certified car or truck, and then we throw in FREE Routine Maintenance services for additional savings – what a deal!

To learn more about what the Don Tester Advantage includes and which vehicle’s qualify for the Free Routine Maintenance, click the link below!

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Vespas, Aprilias, & Piaggios at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, Your Norwalk Scooter Dealer

In addition to new Ford and new Lincoln cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, we are also proud to carry the most extensive scooter collection in the Midwest. The scooters we carry are some of the most popular in the scooter industry: Vespa, Vespa Lx, Vespa 946, Vespa Gts, Aprilia, Aprilia Sr50, Piaggio, Piaggio Bv350, Piaggio Fly, Piaggio Typhoon and more!

Not only are these scooters great on gas, they are also extremely affordable and easy to maintain. At our Norwalk Service Center, we make it easy to care for your scooter and/or moped with a variety of scooter services including routine maintenance and scooter repair. We offer all Scooter services to customers from Fremont, Cleveland, Bellevue, Monroeville, Milan, Elyria, Lorain, Shelby, Wakerman, Oberlin, Collins, Wellington, Mansfield, and more.

With the help of our scooter experts, your fuel-efficient gas scooter will continue to serve you well for years to come. To talk with one of our scooters of Norwalk experts directly, call (888)-857-2161 – we’re here to handle all of your motor scooter needs!

Used Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH - 08/03/2015

Used Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH


Used Chrysler Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH– We are so excited to announce Jim's Pick of the Week at Don Tester! This week, we're featuring a splendid 2013 Chrysler 200 Touring Edition with just over 40,000 miles on it. If you are looking for a used vehicle in absolutely wonderful condition, look no further than this 2013 Chrysler 200. If you are looking for a clean and smooth ride, than the Chrysler 200 is the perfect sedan for you, and it's chock full of fantastic features that include satellite radio, a universal garage door opener, power seats, stability control, speed sensing wipers, side air bags, a security system, cloth interior and TONS MORE!

Used Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH
Exterior: Cashmere Pearlcoat
Interior: Light Frost Beige/Black
Engine: 4 cyl 2.4L MPI DOHC
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic 

With an impressive 21/29 city/hwy fuel economy, this 2013 Chrysler 200 can take you anywhere in style! If you would like to check out this 2013 Chrysler 200, or any of our other Used Cars, stop by your local Sandusky Area Used Car And Truck Dealership today! Looking to get your vehicle serviced? Make an appointment to see us today.  To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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Used Lincoln Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH - 07/28/2015


Used Lincoln Cars For Sale In Norwalk, Ohio - Check out the shine on this beauty! This week we have an impressive 2013 Lincoln MKZ for just $24, 995! This Ingot Silver MKZ is LOADED with features that include heated seats, remote start, security system, Bluetooth, leather seats, universal garage door opener, power seats and TONS of others!

Exterior: Charcoal Black
Interior: Ingot Silver
Engine: EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic with Select Shift 

With just over 10,000 miles logged on this vehicle, it is the perfect buy for any individual, or would fit great within your busy family. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ also sports a 22/33 city/hwy fuel economy so feel free to take the scenic route home when your driving this Lincoln! At your Shelby Area Used Car Dealer, we have tons of beautiful Used Cars and New Cars available! Feel free to peruse our inventory online or stop by and check us out. To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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"Drive 4 UR Community" Event Raised $3,900 To Support The Local Community - 07/27/2015

"Drive 4 UR Community" Event Raised $3,900 To Support The Local Community



NORWALK, Ohio - It is truly special when Don Tester Ford Lincoln gets to help and assist the local community! This past May, Don Tester partnered with the Gibson Masonic Lodge #301 in Wakeman, OH, to participate and host the "Drive 4UR Community" event that raised $3,900 to support the local community!

Held at the Huron County Fairgrounds on May 15, this special event was sponsored by Ford Motor Company and supported the Special Olympics and Christie Lane Bears. It was the first time hosting the exciting event for Don Tester, and we could not have been more thrilled with the turnout! 195 participants came out to support the event, and every person had a blast driving our favorite Ford models!

Don Tester would like to give a special thank you to Ruth Ann Emerick from the Ladies of Gibson Lodge and John Hooper of the Gibson Lodge for not only organizing volunteers for the event but also were the catalysts who drove our teams! An additional $1,950 was also raised through the selling of some delicious pumpkin rolls thanks to the Ladies of Gibson Lodge. A big thank you also goes out to Jamie Perry, who is the Activities Coordinator at Christie Lane Industries Inc., and the person we could not have pulled off this amazing event without!

The "Drive 4UR Community" event raised $3,900 to support the local community and the funds were presented on July 20 at the Gibson Masonic Hall in Wakeman. Since 2011, over $45,000 has been raised for schools and nonprofits in Norwalk, OH, and the surrounding area through the drive events that Don Tester Ford Lincoln has sponsored! We cannot wait for the next one– see you there!

Feel free to stop by your Wakeman Area Ford Dealer today if you would like more information on the vehicles used during the "Drive 4UR Community" event! Or, check out our New Ford Vehicles and Used Vehicles all from our website! Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!


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Ford Develops New Lighting Tech That Allows Drivers To More Easily ID Potentially Unseen Hazards - 07/22/2015

Ford Develops New Lighting Tech That Allows Drivers To More Easily ID Potentially Unseen Hazards


NORWALK, OH - Recently Ford Motor Company has announced that the company is currently developing an advanced lighting technology which enables drivers to more easily see potential hazards at night. Driving at night, especially on unlit roads, can be very dangerous and nerve-wracking, even for the most experienced drivers. For this reason Ford develops new lighting tech that allows drivers to more easily ID potentially unseen hazards. 


Pretty cool right? Ford is calling it the Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System, and it builds upon Ford's Adaptive Front Lighting System and Traffic Sign Recognition, which are currently already available in Ford vehicles. Recently released road safety reports (via The Handbook of Road Safety) show that on unlit roads there is a significantly increased likelihood of accidents, and that such accidents could involve personal injuries or fatalities. 

Ford develops new lighting tech that allows drivers to more easily ID potentially unseen hazards and this is just another example of how Ford Motor Company is using cutting edge and state-of-the-art technology to make driving a safer experience for everyone on the road. This exciting new system can help make it easier for the driver to travel at night in unfamiliar surroundings and feel confident that there will be no "surprises" along the way. 

Don Tester Autos in Nowalk, Ohio is your one-stop-shop for everything related to your vehicle! Schedule an appointment online, browse our new and used inventory or even check out our current financing options and lease deals! It can all be found on our website, www.DonTester.comFeel free to stop by your Shelby Area Ford Dealership today test drive a new or used model! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!


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Used Ford Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH - 07/21/2015



Used Ford Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH - Have we got an exciting Pick of the Week for you! Check out this stunning 2011 Ford Mustang V6 Premium at the great low price of $18,995! This pony car comes loaded with so many great features such as Ford SYNC, Bluetooth, leather seats, MP3 compatibility, ABS and tons of others.


Exterior: Sterling Grey Metallic
Interior: Charcoal Black
Engine: 3.7L V6 Ti-VCT 24V
Transmission: 6-Speed

At just under $19,000, this '11 Mustang is an excellent Pick of the Week has 20,359 miles on it and comes in with a 19/31 city/hwy fuel economy. This certified pre-owned vehicle has been auto-checked and has had only been locally owned by just one previous owner. You are DEFINITELY getting a great deal for this car! Not only can you find your perfect used vehicles at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, but we have a beautiful inventory of new cars as well! To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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Roush Built A Military-Only Mustang For Military Serving Abroad - 07/15/2015

Roush Built A Military-Only Mustang For Military Serving Abroad

NORWALK, OH - When you are putting your life on the line to protect your country, both Roush and Ford Motor Company feel that you deserve a "special" type of Mustang. That's why Roush built a Military-Only Mustang for military serving abroad, and it is PRETTY IMPRESSIVE! To those active men and women serving in the U.S military, it may seem like they are a million miles from home, but Roush is hoping that bringing over one of the most historical pieces of Americana, the muscle car, to them will make it feel a little bit more like home. 

This little taste of home is the special edition Ford Mustang, the 2015 Roush "Warrior" (shown above). This limited production pony car is the result of Roush's partnership with Military AutoSource, and will only be available to those men and women serving overseas. And these aren't your regular, everyday Mustangs either! 

The charged up 2015 Roush Warrior Mustang comes equipped as either the turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost or a 5.0-liter V8 GT, with the former EcoBoost version adding entirely new gauges, an upsized rear sway bar, a larger radiator, heavy-duty front springs, larger brake rotors and a limited-slip rear axle. And that's just for the EcoBoost! If military members opt for the GT, Roush adds to an already impressive formula a pair of Brembo six-piston front brake calipers, strut and chassis bracing, a Torsen limited slip-rear axle, and most importantly a 2.3-liter TVS supercharger. 

The exterior options of the Roush Warrior Mustangs roll in wearing either Black or Race Red paint, and come in various body model upgrades. Pricing for these military-only muscle cars are said to start around $41,000 for the EcoBoost package and $57,000 for the supercharged GT. Also, given that these Mustangs will only be shipped overseas to serving military members, they will definitely be quite a rare vehicle.  

Since Roush built a military-only Mustang for Military serving abroad it got us thinking: If you could build your dream Mustang, what would it look like? Leave some ideas in the comment section below! Want to get behind the wheel of one of the 2015 Mustangs we have at Don Tester? Feel free to stop by your Shelby Area Ford Dealership today test drive a new or used model! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!



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Used Toyota Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH - 07/13/2015


Used Toyota Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH - Woah! Coming in HOT is this sweet 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid for this week's Pick of the Week! Nice choice, Jeff! This beautiful Barcelona Red Metallic Hyrbid XLE comes in with just over 14,000 miles on it and a price of $22,495. Other great features include a navigation system, sunroof, MP3 decoder, power driver seat, AM/FM/CD player with a 6.1" touch screen, a HomeLink universal receiver, heated leather seats and TONS of others!

Exterior: Barcelona Red Metallic
Interior: Ivory Leather
Engine: 2.5L I4 Hybrid DOHC
Transmission: eCVT

At $22,495, this beautiful car is one of the best values for our Pick of the Week in a while! Why not spend the rest of the summer in a gorgeous red sedan with the sunroof open and the good tunes playing? Sounds like the perfect summer drive to us! Not only can you find your perfect used vehicles at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, but we have a beautiful inventory of new cars as well! To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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The 2017 F-150 Ford Raptor Has Just Been Announced As 25% Faster Than Its Previous Model - 07/11/2015

The 2017 F-150 Ford Raptor Has Just Been Announced As 25% Faster Than Its Previous Model

NORWALK, OH - Thanks to a series of grueling tests through the American Southwest, the 2017 F-150 Ford Raptor has just been announced as 25% faster than its previous model. The new 2017 model is Ford Motor Company's toughest, smartest, most capable off-road truck ever created, and the testing recently done was a tough 1,000-mile long experience for the new truck.

This 1,000-mile test trail was set up to parallel the infamous Baja race course in Mexico, and the route featured multiple geographical obstacles including a tabletop jump at the end of each lap that consisted of a steep ramp up to a two-foot plateau , then a step off back to level ground. The course was purposefully difficult and the F-150 Raptor had to drive over a wide range of surfaces that included fast sandy washes, deep-rutted silt beds, steep climbs in deep sand and slow, meticulous crawls through tight trenches.

Even though the 2017 F-150 Ford raptor has just been announced as 25% faster than its previous model, these tests pushed the new Raptor harder in a few days than it will be pushed over the lifetime of a typical vehicle. This is the case of all Built Ford Tough trucks, and thus ensures that no matter where you take it, the 2015 F-150 Raptor is ready for whatever you encounter!

The 2017 F-150 Raptor won't make its way to dealers for a while, however feel free to stop by your Shelby Area Ford Dealership today and and test drive and of our current new or used truck models! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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Drowsy Driver– The Forgotten Killer - 07/10/2015

Drowsy Driver - The Forgotten Killer

NORWALK, OH - In the current days of distracting technologies, many people seem to forget that there is also a different type of dangerous driver out there on the roads today. Let us introduce you to the Drowsy Driver– the forgotten killer! A tired or drowsy driver is a very dangerous person to share the road with. In fact, driving drowsy can cause slow reaction time, decrease awareness, impair judgement and increase aggressiveness. How familiar does that sound? Experts actually speak about those same warning signs in regards to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Just like driving under the influence of a dangerous substance, driving while tired or drowsy causes mistakes that can kill or seriously injure you or anyone else you share the road with.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, drowsiness or fatigue is the principal cause of up to 100,000 police-reported passenger vehicle crashes every year, killing at least 1,500 individuals and injuring 71,000. However, many fatigue related incidents go unreported. Now, many people read those statistics and say that most of those incidents must be from semi-truck drivers, however, less than 1 percent of all sleep-related incidents and crashes involve truck drivers because they are prohibited by federal regulation from driving more than 10 hours in a period.

The major factors of drowsy driving are time, age and work schedules. A 2006 NHTSA study showed that 20 percent of crashes and 12 percent of near crashes were caused by drowsy drivers. Surprisingly however, the study also showed that the majority of crashes and near crashes occurred during daytime hours, rather than at night when roads are less crowded. Young adults and teens are also more likely to get behind the wheel when tired, which a recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study found that 1-in-7 licensed drivers ages 16-24 admitted to having dozed off at least once while driving in the past year.

Many car companies are starting to integrate more fatigue-driving-fighting technology into their vehicles, including Ford Motor Company, which created the innovative Lane Keeping System. This system is offered on most 2014+ year models.

Drowsy Driver - The Forgotten Killer

It is important to know that the Drowsy Driver is the forgotten killer and, in terms of potential accidents, is just as dangerous as operating a vehicle while under the influence. Drowsy driving affects everyone at every age and should be talked about more and more in drivers education classes moving forward. 

If you would like to get more information on current Ford Motor Company technology systems that are set in place to help drowsy drivers, feel free to stop by your local Wakeman Area Ford Dealership today! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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What Scares Millennials The Most While Driving - 07/02/2015

What Scares Millennials The Most While Driving

NORWALK, Ohio - Freaked about parking? So are young drivers. Actually, driving with other dangerous motorists on the road is the top fear for Millennials and Generation Z, according to a study by Ford Motor Company. These top driving fears include backing out onto busy streets, maneuvering into tight parking spaces and monitoring blind spots. Thanks to this interesting new study, Ford Motor Co. has announced that it is moving forward to integrate the company's driver-assist features and technologies across its product lineup over the next five years. 

It's interesting to think about what scares Millennials the most while driving. And what do they fear LESS than driving itself? Public speaking used to be the universal top fear, accompanied closely by death, snakes, spiders and heights. But now "other motorists driving dangerously" has won over the top spot for the younger generations. 

Top fears for Millennials and members of Generation Z:
  1. Other motorists driving dangerously (88 percent)
  2. Public speaking (75 percent)
  3. Death (74 percent)
  4. Spiders (69 percent)
  5. Snakes (69 percent) 
Younger generations are growing up with different fears than their parents or grandparents. So, what scares Millennials the most while driving? Dangerous driving occurrences that young adults fear the most are snowy or icy roads, maneuvering into a tight parking spot, backing onto a busy street and monitoring blind spots. 

This new and interesting research only validates Ford's decision to offer technologies that will help drivers with common driving concerns. Currently, Ford offers features such as Enhanced Park Assist, Blind-spot Information System, Advance Trac Stability Control and Safety Canopy. If you would like a chance to take any of our vehicles for a test drive, let us know. The all-new Ford Escape is one of the most popular vehicles in its segment! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!


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Used Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH - 06/29/2015

Used Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH

Used Honda Cars For Sale In Norwalk, OH - Deals this sweet usually don't come around often, so check out this 2009 Honda Accord EX-L while you can! This sedan comes loaded with a BUNCH of great features that include a moonroof, remote keyless entry, MP3 decoder, XM satellite radio, power windows, leather-trimmed seating and more! This is a beautiful example of the popular Accord lineup and has all of the luxury features you've come to expect from Honda. This Accord offers an appealing combination of spaciousness and a relatively upscale feel!

Used Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH
Engine: 2.4L 14 DOHC i-VTEC 16V
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive
Interior: Black
Exterior: Polished Metal Metallic 

At only $15,465, this Pick of the Week is one for the record books! Come and see what makes Honda such a dependable and popular car brand! Not only can you find your perfect used vehicles at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, but we have a beautiful inventory of new cars as well! To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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2015 Ford Transit Connect And F-350 Super Duty Take Home 2015 Retained Value Awards From Edmunds.com - 06/25/2015

2015 Ford Transit Connect And F-350 Super Duty Take Home The 2015 Retained Value Awards From Edmunds.com
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NORWALK, Ohio - Currently, residual value is the biggest driver of a vehicle's cost of ownership, and those vehicles with a good retained value usually do well in regards to sales. This is why the 2015 Ford Transit Connect and F-350 Super Duty take home the 2015 Retained Value Awards from Edmunds.com this year. These awards from Edmunds.com recognize vehicles that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value price when sold new.

The 2015 F-350 Super Duty received the Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Heavy Duty Truck Award while the 2015 Ford Transit Connect took the Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Commercial Van Award. With high retained valued models like these, Ford Motor Co. is placing it's stamp on being a dependable car brand, which is especially important to the younger generation of car buyers. Edmunds.com calculated that the average retained value after five years of ownership for the Transit Connect at 47% and 58.5% for the F-350 Super Duty, which is tested by evaluating the vehicles for the 2015 model year and had sales in February of 2015 that were at least 25% of the average unit sales for the model's market segment.

2015 Ford Transit Connect And F-350 Super Duty Take Home The 2015 Retained Value Awards From Edmunds.com
2015 Ford Transit
Both the 2015 Ford Transit Connect and F-350 Super Duty take home 2015 Retained Value Awards from Edmunds.com, however, this is not the only award recently given to the 2015 Ford Transit Connect this year. The Transit Connect recently received ALG's Best Resale Value among midsize commercial vans earlier this year, and also was awarded the Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America in the Mini Passenger Commercial Van Category in April as well.  If you would like to take a test drive in either of these two awarded Ford models, stop by! We have TONS of used and new Ford vehicles on the lot, so feel free to check out our online inventory and shop around! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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Used Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH - 06/23/2015

Used Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH

Used Chrysler Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH - Whoa, whoa, whoa! have we got a DEAL for you! Take a look at this beautiful 2013 Chrysler 200 Touring sedan with 40,631 miles at just $13,995! This Pick of the Week is definitely one to remember because this sedan comes LOADED with TONS of features.  These features include: Heated Door Mirrors, Power Drive Seat, Traction Control, Security System, Stability Control, Auto Headlights, Side Air Bags, a Universal Garage Opener and tons more! With a 21/29 city/hwy fuel economy, there's no better car to hit the road in this summer than this stunning Chrysler 200 Touring sedan! We love the luxury styled, Light Frost Beige/Black interior to!

Used Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH
Engine: 4 cyl 2.4L MPI DOHC
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Exterior: Cashmere Pearlcoat
Interior: Light Frost Beige/Black

If Crystal's Pick of the Week looks like it could just be all your style, stop by and check it out! Not only can you find your perfect used vehicles at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, but we have a beautiful inventory of new cars as well! To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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4 Of The Best Beaches In Ohio! - 06/19/2015

NORWALK, Ohio - Summer has finally made its way to good 'ole O-H-I-O! While you fill your days with baseball games, trips to Cedar Point and graduation parties, many of you will be heading out for your family vacations. If staying within our great state is your plan, check out 4 of the best beaches in Ohio! Pack up the car, grab the kids and the dog and head out to any of these AMAZING beaches!

4 Of The Best Beaches In Ohio!
Just an hour away from Norwalk, on beautiful Lake Erie, sits Maumee Bay State Park! This park offers beach volleyball nets, an inflatable water slide and boat rentals! 

4 Of The Best Beaches In Ohio!
A few miles from Cleveland, sits Huntington Beach in Bay Village. The perfect weekend getaway, hit up downtown Cleveland on Day 1 to catch the Indians and Day 2 soak up the sun at Huntington Beach! 

4 Of The Best Beaches In Ohio!
Tucked away on the island's north side lies a beautifully hidden 100ft stretch of sand that's PERFECT for wading out into Lake Erie! 

4 Of The Best Beaches In Ohio!
Take a paddle-board out and explore the Erie lakeshore at Fairport Harbor Beach! This beautiful lakefront also has a designated dog swimming area, so bring Fido along for the trip! 

These are 4 of the best beaches in Ohio, and boy do we wish we were there now! With the warmer weather here to stay for at least two more months, it's time to hit the beach with the family! If you're looking for a great new or used Ford or Lincoln vehicle to get you to the beach, stop by and take a test drive in the Ford Escape or Lincoln Navigator. Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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Ford Has Released Its Environmental Goals For 2015 To The Public - 06/17/2015

Ford Has Released Its Environmental Goals For 2015 To The Public


NOWALK, Ohio - Today, Ford Motor Co. released its 16th Annual Sustainability Report which highlights its exceptional achievement of several environmental goals. These achievements include Ford becoming landfill-free in all of its Mexico manufacturing facilities, the use of industry-exclusive REPREVE fiber in the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, which will divert more than 5 million plastic bottles from landfills, and– guided by the Ford Smart Mobility plan– the auto company's global mobility experiments are currently testing new ideas to address rising transportation challenges.

Ford has always strived toward being on the leading edge of changing the way the world moves, while also keeping a wary eye on the effect it has on the environment. Highlighting these trends is important and that's why Ford has released its environmental goals for 2015 to the public. Leading the report is Ford's achievement in reducing global waste-to-landfill by announcing that the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant attained zero waste-to-landfill status earlier in 2015, which gives the automotive company the distinction of now being 100% landfill free in all of its Mexican manufacturing plants and facilities. Due to this, Ford is now diverting 1.5 million pounds of landfill waste this year and every year moving forward.

Ford has released its environmental goals for 2015 to the public, and Andy Hobbs, director of Ford Environmental Quality Office stated, "Ford is proud that all of its manufacturing facilities in Mexico are sending zero waste to landfills." This is a project the auto company has been working on for a while, producing a 40% decrease of vehicle waste-to-landfill from 2007 to 2011, and seeks to have the same result from 2011 to 2016.

It is truly exciting to represent an automotive company that cares about the environment and the impact it has. If you would like to talk more about the ways Ford Motor Co. is making the planet a better place to live, feel free to stop by and chat! We would love to give you a test drive in any of our fuel efficient, eco friendly Ford modelsDon Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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The New Lincoln Continental Could Be Made In Michigan - 06/11/2015

The New Lincoln Continental Could Be Made In Michigan


NORWALK, Ohio - Today we learned that Ford Motor Co. will not be building the 2017 Lincoln Continental at the same plant where it makes the MKS sedan, as originally thought. According to www.autonews.com, the new Lincoln Continental could be made in Michigan instead.

There has been no "official" word from Ford Motor Co. however, industry insiders believe the new Continental will be built in Flat Rock, Mich., alongside the Ford Fusion. This is because the Continental will be built on an extended version of the Fusion platform, whereas the MKS shares its underpinnings with the Taurus. The Flat Rock, Mich. plant, formerly run as a Mazda plant, is one of the few Ford plants in the United States with the ground capacity to build the new Lincoln model. It also builds the Mustang as well.

Currently, the Flat Rock plant is scheduled for four consecutive weeks, from June 15 to July 13,  of summer shutdown which would be the PERFECT time to update the machinery inside to be ready for the Lincoln Continental. This four-week shutdown is twice as long as the usual summer shutdown, with five Ford plants only scheduled for a one-week shutdown due to a high demand for the F-150 and Ford Explorer.

The new Lincoln Continental could be made in Michigan, which is exciting news to hear as Ford Motor Co. is investing A LOT of money into its many plants across the country, especially stateside. We will definitely keep you updated on any new information involving the new Lincoln model, including when it will roll into dealerships (hopefully soon).

If you would like any information on our current new and used Lincoln models, give us a call or stop by! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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U.S Military Personnel Take The Mustang And F-150 Out In Germany - 06/10/2015

U.S Military Personnel Take The Mustang And F-150 Out In Germany


NORWALK, Ohio - The Overseas Military Sales Corporation and Ford Motor Company teamed up to host the first-ever Ford Driving Freedom ride-and-drive event for U.S military personnel stationed on bases across Europe. Current active military personnel got the exciting and unique opportunity to drive the award winning F-150 and Ford Mustang on the Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany. Since 1995 Ford has worked with the Overseas Military Sales Corporation to offer Ford and Lincoln vehicles for sale throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia as well as some Navy Ships. 

Doug Walczak, Fleet Sales Manager to Ford Motor Company states, "The Ford Driving Freedom ride-and-drive event is designed to introduce the new 2015 Ford Mustang and F-150 to military personnel who are stationed on U.S bases across Europe. It's the first time the event has ever been held overseas." U.S military personnel take the Mustang and F-150 out in Germany and this exciting event reenforces Ford Motor Company's commitment to U.S military personnel around the world, and the F-150 trucks being driven at the inaugural event are among the first ever in Europe. 

The Hockenheimring track in Germany is the home to the exciting German Grand Prix. Ford Motor Company chose this location sue to its history and central location, and military personnel from U.S bases across Europe were invited to participate in the ride-and-drive event. Ford Motor Company looks at this event as a pilot event, and feels that due to its success it could be integrated into Ford's future product launches. 

U.S military personnel take the Mustang and F-150 out in Germany, and it is so exciting to represent an automative company that gives back and supports our troops serving all over the world. If you would like to take a test drive in one of our F-150s or Mustangs we have on site, stop by or give us a call! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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Ford Launches Its New Ford Sync 3 Connectivity System - 06/04/2015

Ford Launches Its New Ford Sync 3 Connectivity System

NORWALK, Ohio – This summer, Ford launches its new Ford Sync 3 connectivity system in the 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta! As Ford Motor Company's all-new communications and entertainment system, Sync 3 includes features like faster performance, conversational voice recognition, intuitive smartphone-like touch screen and easier-to-understand graphical interface.

Ford launches its new Ford Sync 3 connectivity system in North America with the 2016 Ford Escape and Ford Fiesta. Both vehicles provide a safer way for Ford customers to connect their smartphones while keeping their eyes on the road and both hands on the steering wheel. Great features include the integration of AppLink for a simpler way to control smartphone apps, Siri Eyes-Free capability for iPhone users, software updates via Wi-Fi and enhanced 911 Assist for subscription-free emergency calling in the event of a severe car accident.

This new technology announcement from Ford comes at a time when almost every automaker is upgrading its smartphone connectivity capabilities, stemming from the need for a safer and less distracting driving environment. With the debut of SYNC 3 for the 2016 Escape and Fiesta, Ford is launching its newest and greatest in-car connectivity technology as an option in one of its highest-volume vehicles, the Escape, and its most affordable care ever, the Fiesta.

If you would like to take either the 2015 Escape or Fiesta out for a test drive, stop by! The 2016 models featured in this blog will roll into dealerships later this summer. You can always check out our current newand usedinventory online as well. Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service!

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Used Ford Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH - 06/02/2015


Used Lincoln Cars For Sale Nowalk, OH - It's that time of the week again, and boy do we have something great to show you; Mike's Pick of The Week! This 2013 Lincoln MKX comes in with just 10,183 miles, a 22/33 city/highway fuel economy and TONS of other great features. 



EcoBoost 2.0L 14 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT
6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift
Black Leather Interior

This amazing Lincoln model also comes equipped with heated seats, Bluetooth, remote start, universal garage door opener, power windows, security system, satellite radio and many others. Not only can you find your perfect used vehicles at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, but we have a beautiful inventory of new cars as well! To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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2015 Ford Edge Takes Home The Highest Government Safety Award - 05/30/2015

2015 Ford Edge Takes Home The Highest Government Safety Award


NORWALK, Ohio - The 2015 Ford Edge takes home the highest government safety award via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA awarded the '15 Edge with a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program, the highest award available. A showcase of Ford innovation, the new Edge sets precedent for Ford utility vehicles moving forward.

The new 2015 Ford Edge comes loaded with new technologies and is completely reengineered from the ground up, offering three engine options, two of which are brand new. These two new engine options were made available for a completely enhanced driving performance, while other upgrades include a slew of safety and driver-assist technologies that help with the driving task.

JD Shanahan, Chief Engineer for the Edge states that "the new Edge delivers on the quality and handling customers have come to expect from a Ford vehicle, while infusing more innovation and advanced technology to create a vehicle that we think will maintain its leadership position in its segment." The 2015 Ford Edge takes home the highest government safety award, and with its state-of-the-art technologies and safety features, we're not all that surprised.

To check out our inventory of the 2015 Ford Edge, visit our website, or stop by, we would love to chat about this innovative vehicle! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is here to help and we can help you find the perfect Ford or Lincoln vehicle to meet all of your driving needs! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service! 

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To Spur Innovation, Ford Motor Company Joins With Tesla - 05/29/2015

To Spur Innovation, Ford Motor Company Joins With Tesla


NORWALK, Ohio – To spur innovation, Ford Motor Company joins with Tesla Motors to open up patents for its electric vehicles.  Company CEO Bill Ford explains that the best way to provide the best technology is through constant development and progress. By sharing their research with other motor and technology companies, Ford can and will accelerate the growth of electrified vehicle technology.


While Ford CEO is being heavily applauded for his decision, for Tesla CEO the decision originally raised some eyebrows and doubts within the company.  Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla stated, "Technology leadership is not defined by patens, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world's most talented engineers." To spur innovation, Ford Motor Company joins with Tesla in this idea of shared technology.

By opening up their EV (electric vehicle) patents to the public, Ford intends to put itself at the forefront of the electrified or hybrid vehicle race and also to give the brand an edge over it's main competitors, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors.  Currently, Ford Motor Company has over 650 EV patents and around 1,000 pending patent applications regarding electrification.

Are you interested in any Ford's electronic vehicles, stop by or give us a call! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is here to help and we can help you find the perfect Ford or Lincoln vehicle to meet all of your driving needs! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service! Visit us at DonTester.com or give us a call at (800) 978-6317.



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Tips For Safe Grilling - 05/20/2015

Tips For Safe Grilling

NORWALK, Ohio. - Is there anything better in the summer than the smell of hotdogs, hamburgers, steaks or ribs on the grill? It's hard to find an equal! With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, finally, TONS of people all over the country will be firing up the grill, but do you know what's NOT fun...having something catch on fire at your BBQ because you weren't following proper grilling safety guidelines! Trust us, you can promise a safe and enjoyable afternoon by following these tips for safe grilling!


  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should ONLY be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. 
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • NEVER leave your grill un attended. 
  • Check your gas tank hose for leaks before using for the first time each year. 
  • Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple of steps from your grill and KNOW HOW TO USE IT! 
  • DO NOT USE A GRILL INDOORS. Just don't, it's not a good idea because grills release carbon monoxide, a deadly colorless, odorless gas. 


Now, head out and get your proper grilling attire ready because you ARE READY FOR SUMMER GRILLING! Do you have any tips for safe grilling you would like to share? Post them on our Facebook wall! Looking to kick off your summer in a new ride? Let us suggest the new 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is here to help, we can help you find the perfect Ford or Lincoln vehicle to meet all of your driving needs! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Route 250 South Norwalk, Ohio 44857. As a family owned and operated business since 1972, we continue to strive to provide customers with top quality service! Visit us at DonTester.com or give us a call at (800) 978-6317.


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Used Ford Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH - 05/18/2015


Used Ford Cars For Sale Nowalk, OH - Stop whatever you are doing and check this out! Jim's Pick of the Week this week is the absolutely beautiful, 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid! If you are looking for a fuel efficient car that is a blast to drive, you've found the right vehicle, TRUST US! The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes loaded with countless features including a 41/36 city/highway fuel economy, Ford SYNC, Dual Climate Zone Control, Bluetooth, Audio Input Jack, MP3 Compatible, CD Changer, Power Seats and tons more!


Used Ford Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH
2.5L Engine 14 Atkinson-Cycle Hybrid
Transmission: Aisin e-CVT Powersplit
Medium Light Stone Leather Interior 

You'll be gleaming down the road with the beautiful White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat and won't be thinking about the milage because this baby only comes with 59,886 miles on it.  Not only can you find your perfect used vehicles at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, but we have a beautiful inventory of new cars as well! To contact one of Don Tester's friendly sales staff, or to schedule a test drive, give us a call at (888) 857-2161! Or feel free to stop by our dealership anytime for a chat about all of our amazing vehicles, we are located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH.

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Ford Named "Most Innovative Volume Brand 2015" - 05/15/2015



NORWALK, Ohio. - Ford Motor Company was recently named a "Most Innovative Brand 2015" at the Automotive Innovations Award, with the Ford Focus being the class winner. The Center of Automotive Management has announced the winners after considering over 1,000 innovations from 50+ auto brands across 18 global automotive companies. The Ford Motor Company also took home awards for its semi-autonomous driver assistance systems including Active Park Assist and active City Shop.

Ford was named "Most Innovative Volume Brand 2015" and Joe Bakaj, VP of Product Development states; "Innovation has always been the lifeblood of Ford and it's more vital with the automotive industry entering a period of rapid technological advancement." Following its updated launch last year, the new Ford Focus is currently sold on over 140 markets worldwide and offers voice activated SYNC 2 technology that enables drivers to simply say "I'm hungry" to find local restaurants and eateries based on the vehicle's location.

Ford was named "Most Innovative Brand of 2015" and with Active Park Assist, City Shop, and tons of other features, it was only a matter of time before the Ford Focus won an award like this. In a speech by Bakaj in Germany, he outlines the company's plan to help protect the freedom of mobility and to change the way the world moves as it becomes increasingly more congested and urbanized.

At your Elyria Area Ford Dealer we not only help you find the perfect vehicle, but we can help you take care of it, too! To contact one of our friendly and reputable team members call (800) 978-6317 or stop by our dealership located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH. 

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Ford Shelby GT350 Leads The Pack For Precision Handling - 05/14/2015

Ford Shelby GT350 Leads The Pack For Precision Handling
2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
NORWALK, Ohio. – It has been no surprise to the automotive industry how successful the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Ford Mustang is. What is truly surprising to not just the automotive industry but to automotive consumers as well, is the extremely upgraded handling of the Ford Shelby GT350. This recently advanced suspension tuning on the Shelby GT350 and GT350R includes MagneRide dampers, which is a Mustang-first accessory for the brand. Two-piece brake rotors for both the Shelby GT350 and the GT350R are the most powerful brakes every fitted to the pony car, pair those with Michelin tires and high-performance wheels and you have a recipe for one of the best handling cars to ever be built. The Ford Shelby GT350 leads the pack for precision handling, with no other vehicle in its class currently at this level.  

 Raj Nair, Ford V.P of Global Product Development states, "When we started working on this car, we wanted to build the best possible Mustang for the places we most love to drive-challenging back roads with a variety of corners and elevation changes, and the track on weekends." Ford set out to create the most powerful and responsible handling system in the automotive industry, and it has succeeded immensely.

The one factor that makes this entire reformulation possible is the MagneRide dampers. The dampers control the spring oscillation in a vehicle's engine. They do this by "damping" the spring's natural tendency to oscillate by using hydraulic fluid. When an electronic current is passed through this hydraulic fluid, immediately an instantaneous adjustment of the suspension performance can be made. How does this make the GT350 and the GT350R easier to handle? While the adjustments are being made to the engine via the dampers, wheel position sensors can monitor motions THOUSANDS of times per second. Combine that with various other vehicle data and changes can be made to each corner every 7 milliseconds for optimum handling performance. In other words, the Ford Shelby GT350 leads the pack for precision handling and if you were ever in a high-speed chase for your life, the 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 or GT350R is definitely, with out a doubt the vehicle you want to be driving.

If the Ford Mustang is a car you would like to see in your driveway, come down and check out all of our 2015 models!   At your Elyria Area Ford Dealer we not only help you find the perfect vehicle, but we can help you take care of it, too! To contact one of our friendly and reputable team members call (800) 978-6317 or stop by our dealership located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH. 



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Don Tester Ford Lincoln, Serving Ohio for Over 40 Years!

At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we are proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! During this time, we have served customers from across the great state of Ohio and developed strong relationships that we hope to nurture for years to come. Outside of the Norwalk community, we are proud to be the auto dealership of choice for Sandusky, Fremont, Cleveland, Bellevue, Monroeville, Milan, Elyria, Lorain, Shelby, Wakeman, Oberlin and more!

To contact one of our friendly and reputable team members call (888)-857-2161 or stop by our dealership located at 2800 Route 250 South in Norwalk, OH. Whether you’re in need of a new car, used car, Certified Pre-Owned car, auto repair, routine maintenance service, or other automotive service, we welcome the opportunity to serve you!