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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 automotive dealerships in Ohio, having been an integral part of this wonderful state for over 40 years! We are dedicated to providing each and every one of our customers with a comfortable, enjoyable, and honest 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 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.

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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 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!

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

Your vehicle 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, we welcome the opportunity to help take care of your car, truck, SUV or crossover! We are proud to be a Certified Service Center with professionally trained technicians on hand to take care of any maintenance, repair, or automobile service you may need. Our auto experts have the knowledge and experience to make sure your vehicle meets our high standards at all times.

Should you be in need of parts and/or accessories, our 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 Ford or Lincoln from Don Tester, you’ll receive 2 years FREE Routine Maintenance – we call this the Don Tester Advantage! We work hard to make sure you pay as little as possible for your certified car, 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 – Oh My! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is Your Norwalk Scooter Dealer

In addition to new Ford and new Lincoln vehicles, 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. 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 scooter experts directly, call (800) 978-6317 – we’re here to handle all of your motor scooter needs!

Ford Begins Testing on All-New Right-Hand-Drive Mustang - 08/18/2014

Ford Begins Testing on All-New Right-Hand-Drive Mustang
NORWALK, Ohio - For the very first time, Ford has developed a Ford Mustang with right-hand-drive configuration, allowing for the iconic pony car to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the globe including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. 

Ford is beginning the testing on the all-new right-hand-drive Mustang in preparation for the pony car's entry into the global market within the next few months. Even though the United States still remains the largest market for the Mustang, having roughly 9.2 million in sales since the pony car's 1964 debut, there has been an impressive 161,000 Mustangs sold outside of North America during that time. Now that the market will be adding a right-hand-drive Mustang, the all-new pony car will be able to reach customers in more than 110 countries next year. 

You can learn more about the Mustang or your favorite Ford vehicle at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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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Everything Sounds Better Inside the 2015 Ford Mustang - 08/15/2014

Everything Sounds Better Inside the 2015 Ford Mustang
NORWALK, Ohio - We know how much Mustang drivers are looking forward to hearing the rumble and grumble of the all-new pony car's V8 engine. But, what about those times when all you want to do is cruise around listening to your favorite song on full blast? Don't worry, the 2015 Ford Mustang's audio system has you covered.

Everything sounds better inside of the 2015 Ford Mustang; Ford is certain of it. The all-new pony car has a solid foundation, which not only helps to extract maximum performance out of the tries and suspension, but allows for the audio system to provide a clear-cut sound. Now 28 percent more resistant to twisting than previous models, the 2015 Ford Mustang contains improved aerodynamics which help to significantly reduce noise. After spending much time in their new acoustics lab, Ford Motor Company has finely tuned each of the Mustang's three audio systems to improve clarity throughout various frequency ranges, music genres and driving conditions.

Whether you choose the baseline, premium or top-end Shaker Pro audio system, any song you play will sound better inside of the 2015 Ford Mustang. The baseline system features a six-speaker configuration with two different high-frequency tweeters mounted into the A-pillars. This gives both the driver and front passenger a more direct sound. As for the premium audio system, it has an additional front center speaker mounted on the instrument panel for refined speech and clarity. The Shaker Pro has a pair of coaxial tweeter/woofers in the rear as well as a trunk-mounted subwoofer for maximum bass. Don't worry, the additional subwoofer still allows for plenty of trunk space!

We bet you can't wait to play your favorite song in what Ford refers to as the "best-sounding Mustang ever".  If you want to learn more about the Ford Mustang, visit us at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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's 2015 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominations - 08/12/2014

Ford's 2015 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominations
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford Motor Company has made their mark within the car and truck/utility/crossover vehicle segments this year, earning several 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year Nominations.  

A jury of 60, ten more jurors than last year, will be taking 28 candidates within the car category and 29 vehicles within the truck/utility/crossover segment into consideration before naming the winner. The reason for expanding the jury is due to the industry's growth within important publications in print, online and broadcast journalism. 

Ford Motor Company could potentially take both of the 2015 titles with their numerous 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year nominations. The following Ford vehicles are being considered: the Ford Mustang, Edge, Expedition, F-150, F-Series HD, Transit Connect, the Lincoln MKC and Navigator. 


Ford's 2015 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominations

This fall, the jurors will drive all of the nominees, have an initial round of voting and create the "short list". Another assessment period and vote will take place shortly after, resulting in three finalists for each category. The final round of voting will take place and the winners will be announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January. 

At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we want to be sure our customers keep themselves and their vehicles healthy. Stop by our Service Center and get your vehicle a check up before you hit the road! 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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Top Produce Picks for August - 08/07/2014

Top Produce Picks for August
NORWALK, Ohio - Can you believe it is already August? The summer months are flying by and we are sure your weekends have been packed full of barbecues, pool parties, festivals and road trips. In the midst of all of these fun summer activities, it is important that we take the time to refuel, reenergize and nourish ourselves with healthy food choices! 

One of the best ways to refuel your body: fresh fruits and vegetables. August is a great month for produce because there are so many different items to choose from. You and your family can reap major benefits from fresh produce, especially when it is locally grown! Next time you head to the local Norwalk Farmers Market, keep these top produce picks for August in mind and enjoy fresh fruit and veggies at a reasonable price throughout the entire month. 

Check out our list of the Top Produce Picks for August:

  • Acorn Squash
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Onion
  • Peaches
  • Peppers
  • Raspberries
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

Are you ready to kick off the month in a new ride? With the Ford Early Bird Offer at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, you can get out of your current lease and into a brand-new 2014 or 2015 Ford vehicle! Contact us for more details today! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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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2014 Transit Connect is Most Popular Vehicle for Independent Living - 08/05/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - Ford Motor Company's 2014 Transit Connect Wagon is the most popular vehicle for independent living, offering exceptional value, unique style and capability to those with limited mobility. Customers will find that the 2014 Ford Transit is extremely functional, affordable and can be adjusted to meet any of their driving needs. 

Transit Connect Wagon has plenty of interior space, a generous amount of headroom and even offers a long-wheelbase version, which allows for easy installation of a lift that can accommodate motorized scooters or chairs. The wide driver and front passenger door openings make it easy to maneuver knees and feet of occupants who need accessible seating. 

2014 Transit Connect is Most Popular Vehicle for Independent Living

The 2014 Transit Connect Wagon is the most popular vehicle for independent living and those with limited mobility who are participating in the Ford Mobility Reimbursement Program. This program was developed back in 1991 just after the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Ford Mobility Reimbursement Program actually offers up to $1,000 to customers who need a modified vehicle for accessibility.

Want to learn more about the functional and affordable 2014 Transit Connect Wagon? Stop by Don Tester Ford Lincoln today! At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we want to be sure our customers keep themselves and their vehicles healthy. Stop by our Service Center and get your vehicle a check up before you hit the road! 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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Simple and Nutritious Road Trip Snack Ideas - 07/31/2014

Simple and Nutritious Road Trip Snack Ideas
NORWALK, Ohio - The final weeks of summer are upon us! Have you started planning your final road trip of the summer before the kids head back to school? Along with preparing your vehicle for the adventure, it is also important to keep your passengers in mind. Avoid making unnecessary pit stops and spending extra money by satisfying your passenger's bellies with some of these Simple and Nutritious Road Trip Snack Ideas!   

Fruit and Veggies: Whole fruits like apples, bananas and peaches are great on-the-go options! If you have some time to prep before your trip, chop up some melon, pineapple, celery, peppers or whatever your favorite fruit and veggies may be and toss them into some plastic baggies. Hummus and peanut butter are great add-ons for dipping! 

Protein Packed Snacks: Keep the kids bellies fuller longer with a healthy source of protein! Hard boiled eggs, trail mix and nut butter, turkey or ham sandwiches on tortillas or whole wheat bread are all excellent choices. 

Daily Dose of Dairy: Get your daily source of calcium on the go with some string cheese, yogurt or individually packaged milks. 

Pre-Packaged Snacks: There are several different healthy pre-packaged snacks available like granola bars, cereal, crackers, pretzels, applesauce, dried fruit, etc. that are perfect to take on the road! 

Enjoy your final weeks of the summer and remember to pack these Simple and Nutritious Road Trip Snacks when you head out on your final vacation of the summer. At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we want to be sure our customers keep themselves and their vehicles healthy. Stop by our Service Center and get your vehicle a check up before you hit the road! 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 Early Bird Lease Turn-In Offer at Don Tester Ford Lincoln in Norwalk, OH - 07/28/2014

Ford Early Bird Lease Turn-In Offer at Don Tester Ford Lincoln in Norwalk, OH
NORWALK, Ohio - Are you itching to get behind the wheel of a new vehicle, but still stuck in the last few months of your current lease? Don't worry, we can help! With the Ford Early Bird Lease Turn-In Offer at Don Tester Ford Lincoln in Norwalk, OH you can get out of your lease and into a brand-new Ford vehicle! This offer is for lessees with scheduled terminations between October 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. If your lease is expected to expire during this time, you will have the chance to turn-in your vehicle early and have up to 3 of your remaining payments waived!

With the Ford Early Bird Lease Turn-In Offer at Don Tester Ford Lincoln in Norwalk, OHqualified customers will not only save hundreds of dollars by getting rid of their remaining payments, but also have the chance to drive away in one of Ford's latest models! See if your vehicle is eligible for the Ford Early Bird Offer by filling out the form here. If you have any questions or need more information about the Ford "3-Month" Early Bird Exception, feel free give us a call at (800) 978-6317.

Don Tester Ford Lincoln is proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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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2015 Expedition is More Tech Savvy, Stylish and Capable Than Ever - 07/24/2014

2015 Expedition is More Tech Savvy, Stylish and Capable Than Ever
NORWALK, Ohio - Get ready to hit the road in the most powerful and fuel-efficient model of its kind. The 2015 Expedition is more tech savvy, stylish and capable than ever before; bringing full-size utility vehicle customers all of the options and features that they have been asking for! Not only does the all-new Expedition have a refreshed look, it also contains a 3-5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, a quieter cabin and dozens of driver-assist features that will keep you safe out on the road.

Like we said, the all-new Expedition is bringing full-size utility vehicle customers exactly what they have been searching for: space, performance, comfort and capability. Two versions of the 2015 Expedition will be available later this year, both with three rows of seating. One version will have a 119-inch wheelbase and 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space while the other will be an extended 131 inch wheelbase option with 130.8 cubic feet of cargo space. 

2015 Expedition is More Tech Savvy, Stylish and Capable Than Ever

Both versions of the Expedition will be fully equipped with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and SelectShift automatic transmission. The full-size utility vehicle produces 365 horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque and has the best-in-class towing of up to 9,200 pounds!  Customers will experience a whole new level of performance and control in the 2015 Expedition. It is the very first Ford nameplate to offer a controlled damping suspension, which allows for drivers to choose between three driving modes: comfort, normal and sport.

The 2015 Expedition is more tech savvy, stylish and capable than ever with its new interior trim options and technology enhancements. Customers can now enjoy SYNC with MyFord Touch and driver-assist features like BLIS with cross traffic alert. Drivers will also notice that inside of the 2015 Expedition is significantly more quiet than other models. Ford improved the seals on the body as well as added some sound dampening materials to eliminate unwanted road and engine noise. 

Learn more about the Ford Expedition when you visit us at the dealership! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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 Seeking Automotive Technician and Automotive Sales Consultant - 07/22/2014

Don Tester Ford Lincoln Seeking Automotive Technician and Automotive Sales Consultant
NORWALK, Ohio - Do you enjoy working in a down to earth and family oriented, yet still professional and fast paced environment? If so, Don Tester Ford Lincoln may be the place for you! Currently, our dealership is seeking an Automotive Technician and an Automotive Sales Consultant. We take great pride in our team members and look for individuals who share a similar mindset. To apply, visit DonTester.com/Careers

Automotive Technician (Service):
Preform work specified on maintenance and repair orders with efficiency and in accordance with Ford/Lincoln standards.

Responsibilities

* Automotive Technicians diagnose and repair vehicle automotive systems including flushes, oil changes, etc. * Automotive Technicians provide labor and time estimates for additional automotive repairs * Automotive Technicians explain mechanical diagnoses and required repairs in a non-technical manner to service advisors and customers * Continuously learn new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing technology. * Inspect and test new vehicles and recording findings so that necessary repairs can be made.

Requirements

* Experienced and aware of the latest automotive technologies and be a persistent problem solver. * Team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service * Working knowledge of shop equipment such as wheel and tire equipment, alignment system, diagnostic equipment, AC equipment, etc.) * Hold a valid driver’s license * Must be willing to submit to a background check and drug screen
Automotive Sales Consultant (Sales):
Responsible for selling new or used vehicles at a profit to the dealership while ensuring an extraordinary client experience and creating client advocates.

Responsibilities

* Meeting dealership sales goals. * Demonstrating vehicles (includes test drives). * Backing up F&I when necessary * Reporting to the vehicle Sales Manager regarding objectives, planned activities, reviews and analysis. * Keeping up-to-date of incoming inventory, features, accessories, etc., and how they benefit customers. * Attending sales meetings and training offered by the dealership and the manufacturer. * Maintaining a prospect development system and continuously growing the a sales network of repeats and referrals. * Understanding the terminology of the automobile business and keep abreast of technological changes in the products.

Requirements

* Automotive sales not required, but some type of sales experience highly preferred. * Working knowledge of social media and the internet * High school diploma or the equivalent. * Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information. * Valid in-state driver’s license with good driving record. * Professional personal appearance. * Excellent communication skills. * Ability to sell a minimum quota according to dealership standards. * All applicants must perform duties and responsibilities in a safe manner.
If you believe you or someone you know is a great fit for our team, visit DonTester.com/Careers to apply today! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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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Amazing Deals on Amazing Wheels at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! - 07/16/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - Now is the time for you to take advantage of the Amazing Deals on Amazing Wheels at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! From now until July 31st, we are offering discounts on select 2014 Ford vehicles! If you're a truck lover, you can get yourself a 2014 Ford F-150 XL starting at $21,599. If you're looking for a great vehicle to get you awesome mileage on your daily commute, a 2014 Ford Fusion S starting at $17,688 is the perfect Ford for you!

Amazing Deals on Amazing Wheels at Don Tester Ford Lincoln!

Don't miss out on the Amazing Deals on Amazing Wheels at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! These discounts will only be offered for a limited time, so hurry in and snag a brand-new Ford at a great price today! If you have any questions, feel free to stop by Don Tester Ford Lincoln or give us a call at (800) 978-6317. 

Amazing Deals on Amazing Wheels at Don Tester Ford Lincoln!

Don Tester Ford Lincoln is proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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 Honors Former CEO with "Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship" Program - 07/15/2014

Ford Honors Former CEO with "Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship" Program
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford will honor their former CEO with the "Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship"; a $1 million program that will provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in automotive engineering. Alan Mulally not only had an engineering background and data-driven decision making, but he also brought a whole new level of leadership to Ford Motor Company. This is why Ford is not only looking to honor exceptional engineering students, but also those who will successfully lead the next generation within the industry.

The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship program will run for 10 years, beginning in the spring of 2015. Each year, the Ford Fund will give $10,000 scholarships to 10 outstanding sophomore or junior engineering students at premier partner universities from around the globe. Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund will both be making $500,000 contributions to help fund the scholarship program. 

The Ford Fund will be managing the program as apart of its "Ford Blue Oval Scholars" initiative. All of the the students who receive the scholarship will be connected with Ford's corporate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) strategic initiative. With the help of these scholarship programs, Ford education efforts are supported and can be further utilized to develop a new generation of STEM leaders.

Don Tester Ford Lincoln is proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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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F-150 Named America's "Most American" Vehicle - 07/10/2014

F-150 Named America's "Most American" Vehicle
NORWALK, Ohio - For the second year in a row, the Ford F-150 was Named America's "Most American" Vehicle by Cars.com's annual American-Made Index. The ranking of the most American-made vehicles takes three main factors into account to determine just how "American" the cars are: domestic-parts content, final assembly point and overall vehicle sales. Being that the Ford F-150 holds the "America's Best-Selling Vehicle" title, it should really come at no surprise that the truck held the top spot as the "Most American-Made" vehicle.

As we mentioned before, as important as the contents of the vehicle are, part of the ranking depends heavily on vehicle sales. The high demand for the F-150 makes for a busy work week for Ford employees working at both the Dearborn, Michigan and Claycomo, Missouri Ford factories, where the F-Series trucks are produced. Employees spilt three shifts, totaling 120 hours of F-Series production time per week. As roughly 60 F-150s crank out every hour to meet customer demand, it only makes sense for Ford to have a majority of the truck parts produced domestically. 

If you're interested in learning more about America's "Most American" Vehicle, visit us at Don Tester Ford Lincoln today! At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we are proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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 China Sales Soar Past Half-Million Mark - 07/08/2014

Ford China Sales Soar Past Half-Million Mark
NORWALK, Ohio -Just six months into 2014, Ford China Sales Soar Past the Half-Million Mark and increase total sales 35 percent from this time last year. Ford China has sold 549,256 vehicles since the start of 2014, proving that the China growth plan is well on its way to full blown success. Ford China has been working purposefully on increasing capacity, growing their sales network and hiring outstanding employees to deliver high quality, safety, fuel efficient and smart technology to China customers. 

Ford China Sales Soar Past Half-Million Mark thanks to the high demand of a few special Ford vehicles. The Focus, Kuga, Mondeo and EcoSport have been hot ticket items, contributing to the 17 percent sales increase in June with 87,783 total vehicles sold! The Ford Kuga and EcoSport SUVs increased their sales by 78 and 103 percent; selling 66,225 and 33,403 units. The Ford Mondeo saw a massive 124 percent increase since the first half of 2013, selling a total of 59,726 vehicles. Of course, the ever popular Ford Focus nameplate led CAF sales, Ford's passenger joint car venture, for the start of 2014 with 201,464 units sold. Roughly 33,614 of those Focuses were sold during the month of June.

Alongside selling vehicles left and right, Ford also opened its US $350 million transmission plant in Chongqing last month. The CAFTP, Changan Ford Transmission Plant, is the first transmission plant within the Asia Pacific region and is expected to produce 400,000 units a year to meet the demands of all Chinese consumers. 

At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we are proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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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Fourth of July Festivities Around Town - 07/02/2014

Fourth of July Festivities Near You
NORWALK, Ohio - What are you plans for Independence Day? There are plenty of exciting events and activities happening in and around Norwalk this weekend. We want to ensure that you don't miss a moment of the fun, so we will fill you in on all of the Fourth of July Festivities Around Town! If you know about any other Independence Day events happening in the area, let us know by commenting in the box below!

Thursday, July 3rd:
You can get an early start celebrating America's birthday on Wednesday at Oak Harbor's Independence Day Celebration in its downtown area. There will be entertainment, giant inflatables, duck races on the Portage River, kid's games, a 50/50 and a beer tent. At dusk there will also be a huge fireworks display!

Friday, July 4th:
Join us at the Norwalk Lion's Club 44th Annual Fourth of July Parade on Friday at 10:30 AM! The parade will start at the intersection of Wooster and East Main Street and end at the south parking lot of the Huron County Fairgrounds. 

There will also be a day-long Independence Day event in Port Clinton. The old-fashioned Ice Cream Apple Pie and Hot Dog Social event will have a Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run, walk and 5k, a classic car show, Firecracker cutie contest, Voices of Freedom concert and dance party and ends with a great fireworks show at dusk.

Cedar Point's annual firework spectacular takes place at dusk on both Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th. 

Saturday, July 5th:
Huron's Red, White and Blues Bang Fireworks will be at dusk at the Huron Boat Basin. 

Regardless of where you go, who you are with or what you do to celebrate America's birthday, we hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend! We will be closed on Friday, July 4th and resume our regular hours of operation on Saturday, July 5th. At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we are proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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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Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July - 06/30/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - Fireworks, parades, barbecues, oh my! Regardless of how you celebrate America's birthday, we want to be sure your sweet tooth does not go unsatisfied! We have gathered a variety of different Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July; each one is unique and sure to be a hit with all of your family and friends. Be sure to visit our Pinterest page for more holiday inspiration!

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salsa with Star Chips - Who doesn't love a good dip? This fruit salsa will take you no time at all and is a great appetizer option for your barbecue! Feel free to substitute or add in additional fruits to the recipe! 
Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July

Red Velvet Cookie Cups -  We like to call this a "go-to recipe" because people typically already have all of the ingredients in their kitchen! The recipes yields 36-40 cookie cups, so if you're headed to a party this is a great option for a "dish to pass".
Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July

Red, White and Blue Fudge Stars - This recipe is quick, easy and can be molded into any shape that you would like! Warning: Don't leave this dish out in the sun for too long or else you will end up with puddles of red, white and blue.
Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July

Firecracker Cookies -  Have you ever tried cake batter cookies before? They are SO EASY and taste like a cross between wedding cake and sugar cookies. YUM!
Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July

Patriotic Cookie Dough Brownie Bars - Don't worry chocolate lovers, we did not forget about you! These Cookie Dough Brownie Bars are scrumptious, especially when you warm them up and serve a la mode! Make this recipe easier on yourself by using a store bought brownie mix. 
Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July

No matter where or how you are celebrating, we hope you have a fun and safe Fourth of July! Let us know how much you enjoyed one, or maybe even all, of our Patriotic Desserts for the Fourth of July by commenting in the box below!

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NEW Don Tester Ford Lincoln Website is LIVE! - 06/25/2014

NEW Don Tester Ford Lincoln Website is LIVE!
NORWALK, Ohio - Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we have some VERY exciting news to share! We are proud to announce that our NEW Don Tester Ford Lincoln Website is LIVE! As one of the leading automotive dealerships in Ohio, we continue to strive to provide our customers with the best service possible. Our new website has been created with our customer in mind, providing you with all of the information you need when it comes to researching, comparing and purchasing a vehicle.

At DonTester.com, it has never been easier to search through our inventory, learn about financing your vehicle or schedule a service appointment. We believe that purchasing a vehicle should be exciting and as stress-free as possible, which is why we provide you with all of the tools that you need to make a smart vehicle purchase! If you have a question that you need answered right away, feel free to give us a call at (800) 978-6317 and a friendly member of our staff will be happy to assist you!


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At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we are proud to have been a part of the Norwalk community for over 40 years! We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. 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 Modifies Railcars to Ship New Ford Transit Van - 06/24/2014

Ford Modifies Railcars to Ship New Ford Transit Van
NORWALK, Ohio - When it came to shipping the all-new 2015 Transit, Ford engineers faced a little bit of a challenge. As awesome as it is to be able to offer customers the best-in-class interior cargo height with both medium and high-roof heigh options, these vans could not be shipped in traditional railcars and trucks. With the help of railroad and railcar manufacturers, Ford engineers developed a solution and created a modified railcar to ship the new Ford Transit Van in. 

The inner decks of each of the railcars have been lowered, allowing for as many as seven medium - and high-roof Transit vans to be loaded onto the lower deck at a time. There is even space for as many as seven smaller vehicles, like the Ford Fusion, to be loaded onto the top deck at the same time. Modifications of the railcar have only been made on the inside, so height will not be an issue when going through overpasses and tunnels. 

With this innovative method for Transit transportation, Ford is able to deliver Transit vehicles to the dealers more efficiently and at a lower cost.  Dealers that are within a 500-mile radius of the Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the Transit is being produced, will have the Transit delivered by truck. Shipments over 500 miles will be delivered by the railcar. By Ford optimizing the balance of rail and truck transportation and utilizing resources responsibly, they will be able to continue to support their Blueprint for Sustainability.

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Camouflaged 2017 Ford Mustang SVT Prototype Spotted Testing - 06/19/2014

Camouflaged 2017 Ford Mustang SVT Prototype Spotted Testing

NORWALK, Ohio - A Camouflaged 2017 Ford Mustang SVT Prototype has been Spotted Testing and Ford is doing all they can to keep every inch of the vehicle under wraps.  This isn't the first time the SVT Mustang has been caught out and about, however, this is the first prototype that has been seen wearing all of the appropriate body work. This model had a heavily-camouflaged front end to cover what seemed to be a more distinctive nose, which would make for larger air intakes and possibly a grille-less hood opening. The prototype appears to have a large hood power bulge, air intakes on top of the front quarter panels, as well as a big heat extractor near the hood's leading edge.

The 2017 Ford Mustang SVT Prototype is also showing a wider body and more camo than before and is more than likely holding a supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 under the hood. The V-8 reportedly contains a Ferrari-like flat-plane crank, a 7000 rpm redline and horsepower figures north of 660-hp. The 2015 Ford Mustang SVT is expected to be debuted next year and head into production in 2017. Until then, all we can do is wait and rely on the spy shots!


Camouflaged 2017 Ford Mustang SVT Prototype Spotted Testing

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Ford Releases Video of 2015 F-150 Testing - 06/17/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - Ford has Released a Video of the 2015 F-150 Testing at the "Bald Mountain" gold mine in Elko, Nevada. Bald Mountain, an open-pit, heap leach gold mine, is located in the Southern Ruby Mountains of northwest Nevada. This location, owned by Barrick Gold Corporation, is used to experiment with Ford Motor Company's new F-150 trucks and see if they can handle the conditions of one of their most demanding customers - the mining industry. Barrick Gold employees pushed the 2015 F-150 to the limit, accumulating roughly 200,000 of the 10 million miles of testing that must be done before the F-150 rolls out of production later this year.

Check out Ford's Video of the 2015 F-150 Testing at Bald Mountain gold mine in Nevada:



At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we pride ourselves on keeping a awesome selection of the latest and greatest Ford vehicles in stock for our customers. If you are looking for a brand-new Ford or Lincoln vehicle to kick off your summer, stop by and visit us today! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Us Highway 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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Ford China Gains Momentum With May Sales Up 32 Percent - 06/12/2014

Ford China Gains Momentum With May Sales Up 32 Percent
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford China gains momentum with May sales up 32 Percent and 92,323 wholesales sold compared to 70,449 wholesales in May 2013. Ford's large improvement in sales is directly related to their commitment to bringing the best of Ford to China. Ford will proudly continue to to offer a lineup of high quality, fuel efficient, technologically advanced, world class safety vehicles to China customers as long as they decide that Ford vehicles are their first choice to power their lives. The Ford Mondeo and Ford Focus, both with top notch fuel-efficiency, safety, quality and smart technologies, continued to be hot commodities in China last month. Sales for the Ford Mondeo nameplate went up a massive 90 percent with 10,395 vehicles sold! Ford Focus had sold 33,341 vehicles, up 22 percent from May 2013. 

Both Ford's passenger car joint venture, Changan Ford Automobile (CAF), and their commercial vehicle investment in China, Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), continued to grow steadily throughout the month of May. CAF sold 67,454 vehicles in May, up 32 percent from last year, and increased year-to-date sales by 43 percent. JMC had a 25 percent rise in sales, selling 21,342 vehicles compared to the 17,057 vehicles that were sold in May 2013. Year-to-date sales were also up 21 percent with 113,926 total vehicles sold. 

Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 Us Highway 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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Ford and Heinz Explore the Utilization of Tomato Fiber in Vehicles - 06/10/2014

Ford and Heinz Explore the Utilization of Tomato Fiber in VehiclesNORWALK, Ohio - Potato, potahto, tomato, tom-auto? Researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company have something cooking and it is nothing that you will find on the shelves at your local grocery store. Ford and Heinz Explore the Utilization of Tomato Fiber in Vehicles, specifically by using dried tomato skins to develop a sustainable bio-plastic material that could become wiring brackets or a storage bin for a vehicle. Ford's ultimate goal is to produce a strong, lightweight material that meets vehicle requirements and replace petroleum-based packaging with a sustainable bio-plastic that will lessen Ford's environmental impact. 

Two years ago, Ford started to collaborate with Heinz, The Coca-Cola Company, Nike Inc. and Procter & Gamble in search of development of a 100 percent plant-based plastic that could be used for anything from fabric to packaging. Once Heinz researchers began looking for advanced ways to repurpose tomato peels, stems and seeds, leaders at Heinz then turned to Ford. Ford and Heinz Explore the Utilization of Tomato Fiber in Vehicles by currently working together through the early stages of research. Although many questions still remain about their latest sustainability tactic, the companies are very eager to learn about all of the possibilities that this could create for each other. 

Ford Motor Company's bio-based portfolio includes eight materials to date. The advancement of sustainable 100 percent plant-based products would be another massive stepping stone for Ford as the company continues to commit to their global sustainability strategy. Do your part for the environment by finding a fuel-efficient vehicle at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! We do all we can to ensure our customers receive the best deal on their new Ford or Lincoln. Stop by for a test-drive 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! Visit us at DonTester.com or give us a call at (800) 978-6317.

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All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC is a Triple Threat - 06/04/2014

All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC is a Triple Threat
NORWALK, Ohio - The All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC is a Triple Threat, perfectly combining performance, quality and technology into one small, premium-quality vehicle. Once again the Lincoln brand is raising the bar as the 2015 MKC wraps luxurious and tech savvy features into one perfect package. For luxury buyers who are looking for a more personal car-owning experience, look no further than the 2015 Lincoln MKC. The vehicle has the lowest entry price in the segment -priced from just $33,995. It is the second of four all-new Lincoln vehicles that are set to debut by 2016.

The powerful, fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, premium amenities and the ultimate sense of comfort and convenience are elements that without a doubt make the All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC a Triple Threat vehicle. With its luxurious interior and stylish exterior, complete with LED taillamps and longer-lasting, energy-efficient HID headlamps, the 2015 Lincoln MKC is targeting a growing audience of luxury buyers who are looking for a vehicle that meets their unique needs. The interior of the vehicle is filled with top-quality materials, like the Wollsdorf leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as a push-button gear shift and non-embossed, chromium-free leather seats. 

Customers will find that the 2015 Lincoln MKC has all of the bells and whistles when it comes to technology. Drivers can enjoy SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch and the first-ever always-on, built-in connectivity through an available embedded modem. The MKC also has intuitive technology safety features like park out assist and the lane-keeping system to AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control and four-wheel anti-lock brakes. 

The All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC is due in showrooms sometime this month. At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we do all we can to ensure we are providing our customer with the latest and greatest Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Stop by the dealership today to see all that we have to offer! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 US Highway 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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Ford's 2015 F-150 Receives the First-Ever Yankee Cup for Trucks - 06/02/2014

Ford's 2015 F-150 Receives the First-Ever Yankee Cup for Trucks
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford's 2015 F-150 Receives the First-Ever Yankee Cup for Trucks, a technology award from the New England Motor Press Association in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This awarded is presented to an automotive feature, system or vehicle that remarkably improves driving safety, cost efficiency or the overall driving experience. The F-150 just happens to be dripping with innovation, not only being "Built Ford Tough" but also "Built Ford Smart". The 2015 F-150 redefines the light-duty pickup for the next generation with its 100 plus patents and technologies proving that Ford engineers and designers are innovative leaders within the automotive industry.

How about a quick review of the Ford 2015 F-150's innovative features? 

  • LED side-mirror spotlights which allow drivers to illuminate the side of the vehicle.
  • Remote tailgate release that automatically lowers the tailgate with the push of a button the key fob.
  • Ford's tailgate step that integrates into the tailgate, making it virtually invisible when it is not in use.
  • BoxLink™ cargo management system which provides a unique interface to the box for improved flexibility and organization.
  • Also, the segment's first 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab and LED headlights.

These are just a few of the many features and reasons why Ford's 2015 F-150 Received the First-Ever Yankee Cup for Trucks. Be on the lookout as the 2015 F-150 makes its way to your local Ford dealership this coming fall! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 US Highway 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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Ford Maintains Original Mustang DNA Throughout Six Generations - 05/29/2014

Ford Maintains Original Mustang DNA Throughout Six Generations
NORWALK, Ohio - Since its debut on April 17, 1964, the Ford Mustang has established an identity within the automotive industry and pop culture. Its visual presence, performance and accessibility are still the core elements of its popularity. Just as genes stay within a family tree, Ford has Maintained the Original Mustang DNA Throughout Six Generations of vehicles. Of course, each era brought a new trend that was incorporated, but all was done while maintaining the true nature of the Mustang brand. Sports cars must continue to evolve or they will consequentially be lost amongst the competitors. Ford Mustang is one of the few sports vehicles that has continued production for 50 years and adapted to modern trends while still preserving its original essence. 


Ford Maintains Original Mustang DNA Throughout Six Generations

Ford has Maintained the Original Mustang DNA Throughout Six Generations by keeping distinctive features in the design that make it unmistakably Mustang. The long-hood, short-rear-deck proportions are just the start of the Mustang's recognizable DNA. Through six generations the Ford Mustang has continued to have a trapezoid grille, shark-bite nose, tri-bar taillamps, hockey-stick side profile and twin eyebrow dashboard. It is a Ford designer's responsibility to tie in modern elements and retain the Mustang brand.

Whether you're in search of a pony car of your own or a new vehicle to kick-off your summer, Don Tester Ford Lincoln is the place for you! We ensure all of our customers find the vehicle that meets all of their driving needs! Stop by the dealership today! At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we ensure that all of our customers drive away in the safest of vehicles! Start off your summer right with a brand-new Ford or Lincoln vehicle. Visit us today for a test-drive! Don Tester Ford Lincoln is located at 2800 US Highway 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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Ford License Patenting Inflatable Safety Belt Technology - 05/28/2014

Ford License Patenting Inflatable Safety Belt Technology
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford Motor Company will offer intellectual property for its inflatable safety belt system, which increases protection for seated passengers -especially young children and the elderly. Ford is License Patenting Inflatable Safety Belt Technology and offering it other companies, industries and even competitive automotive manufacturers. Increasing the availability of licenses may help in widening the adoption of inflatable safety belts, reaching more than just Ford customers. Ford is committed to democratizing technology and is looking to help make travel safer and reduce passenger injuries for all consumers. 

Ford first introduced the automobile rear inflatable safety belts in 2010 and is now continuing to expand availability on Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles. Currently, the Ford Explorer, Flex, and Fusion contain the safety belts. We will soon see them in the upcoming 2015 F-150, Lincoln MKT and MKZ as well. For everyday use, the inflatable safety belts operate like a traditional safety belt. In the instance of a crash, the inflatable safety belt deploys over the passenger's torso and shoulder, helping to distribute crash forces up to five times more area than a traditional safety belt. By spreading the pressure over a larger area, pressure on the passenger's chest is reduce and helps control the head and neck motion. 

At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we ensure that all of our customers drive away in the safest of vehicles! Start off your summer right with a brand-new Ford or Lincoln vehicle. Visit us today for a test-drive! 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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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 (800) 978-6317 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!

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