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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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Don Tester Ford Lincoln Commercial | Steal of a Deal

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 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
2015 Ford F-350
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
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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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Tips For Road Tripping With Your Dog - 05/09/2015

Tips For Road Tripping With Your Dog

NORWALK, Ohio – Now that the weather has FINALLY gotten warmer, family road trips to the beach, lake house, campsite or vacation home.  Sometimes your family included those of the four legged, tail wagging variety! Here are some tips for road tripping with your dog; these tips will ensure everyone experiences a healthy, stress free trip from beginning to end!

Contact your vet. If it has been awhile since your dog’s last visit to the vet, now is the time to take him/her in. Ensure your pooch is up to date on all vaccinations and ask if additional vaccinations are required since your trip may encounter different environmental threats.

Plan to take breaks. Plan to take a 15 to 30 minute break every four hours. This ensures that your dog will not get overly bored in the car, and trust us, bored dogs=destructive dogs. Find a nice rest stop and let your dog walk around and smell the area, throw his toy if you can find a pet park that’s enclosed. Either way, always make time for your pet to get out and stretch their legs.

Pack a “Dog Bag”. Bringing things from home or a place that your dog knows well can ease Fido up a bit. By packing his favorite toy or blanket, your dog can feel comforted. The “Dog Bag” can include treats, leash, medications, blanket, dog bed, dog safe insect repellent and a poop bags.

Update your dog’s tags. If your dog is lost on your trip, you want to find them as quickly as possible. If the number on your dog’s tag is your home phone, this could be difficult. Update the tags with your cell phone number, but also and additional emergency number for the area where you will be traveling.

With these easy tips on road tripping with your dog, everyone in the family will have a relaxing drive! At your Milan Area Lincoln Dealership, 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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Lincoln Navigator Was Named One Of Car Book's 2015 Best Bets - 05/07/2015

Lincoln Navigator Was Named One Of Car Book's 2015 Best Bets
NORWALK, Ohio. – We have blogged about the 2015 Lincoln Navigator in the past, and we have another great announcement about this incredible Lincoln SUV; the Lincoln Navigator was named one of Car Book's 2015 Best Bets, AND it was the only large premium utility vehicle to achieve this honor!   The Car Book's 2015 Bet Bets award is based on several criteria, including crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance and fuel economy. Along with this 2015 Best Bet award, the '15 Lincoln Navigator was also awarded a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program!

Only vehicles with outstanding crash ratings are considered for Best Bets, which surprisingly many consumers believe that large SUVs are not safe, and they could not be more wrong! Not only did the 2015 Lincoln Navigator receive EXCEPTIONAL safety scores, but also the latest models features a stunning new exterior design that features a fresh and innovative look!

The Lincoln Navigator was named one of Car Book's 2015 Best Bets, and the new '15 Navigator also has the power to back it up! The new Navigator offers a best-in-class towing capacity of 9,000 pounds, is powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, and produces 380 horsepower! This makes for the most powerful Navigator ever, with a best in class fuel economy! Impressed yet? We are!

Would you like test-drive the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator? Ever wanted a premium large SUV bet worried about the safety? Well worry no more! At your Milan Area Lincoln Dealership, 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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Delicious Taco Recipes - 05/02/2015

NORWALK, Ohio. - Thank goodness for the warmer weather! FINALLY after five long months, the weather seems to be taking a turn for the better, am I right? One of the BEST things about the beginning of summer is Cinco de Mayo! Yes this day that celebrates Mexican culture is one of the most popular holidays stateside, and it should be! And what is the best thing about Cinco de Mayo, after celebrating the Hispanic culture, MEXICAN FOOD, and more specifically tacos! Here are some mouthwatering, delicious taco recipes to get your Cinco de Mayo, no your summer, started off on the right foot!
Delicious Taco Recipes
Yum. Just yum. 

Delicious Taco Recipes
These look like they could be our favorites! 

Delicious Taco Recipes
Steak. Tacos. Is there really anything else you need?

Delicious Taco Recipes
Chicken tacos are one the best things ever! EVER! Just trust us on this. 


Delicious Taco Recipes
The vegetarians of the world need some love to, am I right? 

Is your mouth watering right now? Yeah so is ours, these delicious taco recipes will be sure to please any crowd! Do you have any favorite Mexican or Cinco de Mayo recipes that you would like to share? Post them on our Facebook wall! All of these recipes, and many more, can be found on our Pinterest! We love hearing your ideas at Don Tester! 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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Used Buick Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH - 04/28/2015

Used Buick Cars For Sale Norwalk, OH

Used Buick Cars For Sales Norwalk, OH  - Oh WOW! One of our favorite models, the 2012 Buick Regal is our Pick of the Week! This amazing vehicle is the the car you've been searching for, trust us! The 2012 Buick Regal is loaded with all the bells and whistles, including; remote start, Bluetooth, heated leather seats, remote keyless entry, universal home remote, low-mileage, and TONS more. Plus, no gas guzzling here, the 2012 Buick Regal gets 31 mpg on the highway!   



2012 Buick Regal
2.4L 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC VVT Engine
6-Speed Automatic Electronic w/ Overdrive
Cashmere Interior Leather Seats 

 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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Road Trip Must Haves - 04/25/2015

Road Trip Must Haves
NORWALK, Ohio. - With warmer weather comes one of our favorite activities: ROAD TRIPS! More people will drive to their vacations spots this year then in recent memory, thanks to lower gas prices! With more people out on the road, it is good to make sure you have an in car emergency kit, just things to make sure you have in case of a flat tire in the middle of nowhere! While you're waiting for Roadside Assistance, or you parents to being you gas, having these items will help the hours roll by! Here are some road trip must haves to stock up on before you head to the beach! 

1. Bug spray: No one ever knows how important bug spray is to keep in your vehicle until you have to walk 3 miles in a heavily wooded area to get gas. There's nothing really more to say...

2. Kitty litter: Keep a tupperware bowl of kitty litter in your vehicle, it is very absorbent and is great if a kid or dog gets sick while on a drive.

3. Sunscreen: Even when the temperature is low, UV rays can urn up your skin quickly is you are exposed to the sun for to long. Keep a travel size SPF in your glove box or center console, you never know if you might have to be out in the sun switching your flat tire in the blazing sun, trust us, you'll need it!

4. Water: Keep a case of water, or just a few bottles, in your car but make sure to keep it out of the sunlight and replace the bottles every month.

5. Energy bars: These high-calorie snacks are perfect to keep hunger at bay while you are waiting for roadside assistance or a tow truck. This is also great if your are travailing with young kids who get a bit fussy when they are hungry.

6. Maps:Yes we know that most every car has GPS built in, as does your cellular device, your watch, even your kid's portable game console...HOWEVER all of those can die/run out of battery. Having a U.S map, state map, and county map in your car makes sure that you have an idea of where you are most of the time.


7. Utility knife: Having a knife, screwdriver, and can opener, this multi-tool can handle a million different problems! You won't be sorry by splurging and getting one with scissors, pliers and even a magnifying glass!

8. Blankets: We know the temperature can drop pretty quickly in Michigan. Especially in the spring when it can go from 60 degrees during the day, to 30 degrees at night, it is smart to keep a few blankets in your trunk just in case, we all know that engines don't care what time of the day it is...they'll stall whenever.

9. Flashlight: You can't change a tire in the dark! And what happens when you phone dies?

10: First aid kit: This is definitely an item you want in your vehicle ALL the time, not just in the summer. We love this one, throw it in your trunk and you'll forget about it until the situation arises!


With these road trip must haves, you'll definitely feel a lot safer as you teenagers drive around this summer! Do you have any summer trip tips? Are there things you ALWAYS keep in your car, no matter where you're going? Share them with us! 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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The Secrets Of The Ford Mustang Will Be Revealed In A New Documentary - 04/24/2015

The Secrets Of The Ford Mustang Will Be Revealed In A New Documentary

NORWALK, Ohio. – 2015 marketed the 50thAnniversary of the Ford Mustang in production. Along with a completely remodeled Mustang, this also marks the first year that the American pony-car will become available to buyers all over the world. What Ford has just announced, seriously about an hour ago, is that the secrets of the Ford Mustang will be revealed in a new documentary “A Faster Horse” which will debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

“A Faster Horse” brings viewers behind the scenes and takes a look at the development of the 2015 Ford Mustang, which marks the 50thAnniversary of America’s original muscle pony car. Director David Gelb, who also directed the critically acclaimed documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”, was given access to Ford’s secret engineering and testing facilities for over a year.


Featured is Gale Halderman, the designer of the original Mustang, as well as Chief Engineer Dave Pericak, a lifelong fan of the pony car. The secrets of the Ford Mustang will be revealed in a new documentary, which is also a first in its kind. Ford funded the entire project, but Gelb states he had full creative control of the final product.

2015 is definitely the year of the Mustang, and we are LOVING it here at Don Tester! Don Tester Ford Lincoln can help you get behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Ford Mustang today! 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 F-150 Shines In Crash Tests - 04/18/2015

Ford F-150 Shines In Crash Tests
NORWALK, Ohio. – The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 aced several federal regulated crash tests, and was given the coveted top five-star rating in its class! The new Ford F-150 shines in crash tests, while GM’s new mid-size pickups only collected four-star ratings. One of the main changes, if not the biggest, is the complete switch from an all-steel frame to an all-aluminum frame, which gives the new 2015 F-150 a significant decrease in weight.

Automotive insiders were initially worried that this switch to a lighter frame may compromise the safety features of the F-150, but they couldn’t have been more wrong! The four-door Super Crew version of the full size F-150 pickup, which accounts for around 70% of the model’s sales, was rated at 5 stars overall and also received top marks for side and front crash impacts.

Raj Nair, Ford group VP for Global Product Development said that; “Our truck team worked together for years to deliver this accomplishment, using an unprecedented combination of advanced materials throughout the all-new Ford F-150. The 2015 model is engineered to be the safest F-150 ever created.”

It looks like the new Ford F-150 shines in crash tests, which was NOT the case for the General Motor’s truck lineup.  Not only can your local Lincoln Dealership Serving Fremont, OH help you find the perfect vehicle, but we can help you take care of it, too! To contact one of Don Tester Ford Lincoln's friendly and reputable team members call (888) 857-2161 or stop by our dealership located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH

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2015 Lincoln Navigator Is One Of The Safest Vehicles On The Road - 04/16/2015

2015 Lincoln Navigator Is One Of The Safest Vehicles On The Road
NORWALK, Ohio. – Many people are put off by the sheer size and immense presence the Lincoln Navigator has. Large SUVs have been commonly misinterpreted as large, unsafe hunks of metal with wheels, and that couldn’t be more wrong, make no mistake the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is one of the safest vehicles on the road today. The state of the art driver’s aid technology found in the Navigator is one of the BEST in the industry, and the handling of this vehicles has become insanely simple, even for the most inexperienced drivers.

Drivers can feel safe assured that being surrounded by a LOT of metal gives protection, add in the stress-free, modern safety technologies and anyone can feel at ease even during the most intense traffic conditions. This modern technology is the entire essence of the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator, and sets it apart in the luxury SUV segment.

“We’ve more than doubled our sales primarily due to the new technology, the new styling and wheel changes and the new leasing programs which are fantastic,” said Tom LaFrankie, President of a Lincoln dealership, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating is always important and the five-star overall vehicle score means a lot to potential clients”.

The 2015 Navigator is one of the safest vehicles on the road today, and combines the highest possible safety rating from SEVERAL federal government tests, and brings a fresh interpretation of the classic full-size luxury sport utility vehicle. Not only can your local Lincoln Dealership Serving Fremont, OH help you find the perfect vehicle, but we can help you take care of it, too! To contact one of Don Tester Ford Lincoln's friendly and reputable team members call (888) 857-2161 or stop by our dealership located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH

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Five Different Ways To Make Hummus - 04/11/2015

NORWALK, Ohio. - Everyone is LOVING hummus these days, including us! Hummus with pita, hummus on sandwiches, hummus with pretzels, there's really no limit to the ways it can be eaten. The cool thing about this delicious, healthy treat is that it is insanely simple to make, no really we're not joking here! Check out these five different ways to make hummus:
This is GREAT with crispy pita chips!

Woah! Bet you didn't expect THAT!

This looks so yummy!

Who said Super Bowl parties can't be healthy?

This is probably our favorite one out of the whole bunch!

Don't these look so delicious? These five different ways to make hummus are sure to spice up any birthday, grad party, or get together this spring! Eat it with pita chips, pretzels, veggies, or pita bread for any amazing go-to healthy snack. If you would like to check out any of our great recipes, check out our PinterestRemember if you don’t see us, We can’t save you money! Not only can your local area Ford Dealer in Cleveland, OH help you find the perfect vehicle, but we can help you take care of it, too! To contact one of Don Tester Ford Lincoln's friendly and reputable team members call (888) 857-2161 or stop by our dealership located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH

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Ford Will Debut New Ford Taurus At The Shanghai Auto Show - 04/09/2015

Ford Will Debut New Ford Taurus At The Shanghai Auto Show
NORWALK, Ohio – It has been six years since the Ford Taurus last got a substantial update, and with other auto companies that provide mid-size sedans catching up and showing off their new iterations, it looks like Ford does indeed have some plans to rejuvenate the new Taurus.

According to the Dearborn, MI based automaker; Ford will debut the Ford Taurus at the Shanghai Auto Show, which runs from April 20 through the 29th. The timing of the new Taurus reveal is insanely significant, as the Taurus is one of the several vehicles that Ford plans to market mainly to Chinese consumers by the end of the year. The last time the Taurus got redesigned was in 2013, and the current model is offered with 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 288 HP as the base engine.

Ford will debut the new Ford Taurus at the Shanghai Auto Show, and Ford promises that the newly updated sedan will bring “sophisticated design, roomy space, and advanced technology”. The automaker also stated that the Taurus will benefit from Ford’s global expertise in vehicle design and development and will incorporate advance new technologies.

If you have any questions about the availability of the Ford Taurus, or would like to test drive any of our Fordor Lincoln vehicles, stop by! Not only can your local Lincoln Dealership Serving Fremont, OH help you find the perfect vehicle, but we can help you take care of it, too! To contact one of Don Tester Ford Lincoln's friendly and reputable team members call (888) 857-2161 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!