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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Don Tester Advantage

We know that you’ve invested quite a bit of money into purchasing your Ford or Lincoln vehicle, which is why we want to help you take care of that investment! When you purchase a late model pre-owned Ford or Lincoln 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 (800) 978-6317 – we’re here to handle all of your motor scooter needs!

Halloween Trick Or Treating Safety Tips - 10/24/2014

Halloween Trick Or Treating Safety Tips
NORWALK, Ohio – The countdown is on – Halloween is officially a week away! We know your ghosts and goblins are busy decorating pumpkins and finalizing their Halloween costumes in anticipation for the most spooktacular night of the year! While this holiday is a favorite among youngsters, it can also be a very dangerous time if our children aren't careful. So in preparation for the big night, be sure to take some time to discuss these Halloween Trick Or Treating Safety Tips from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Halloween Trick Or Treating Safety Tips
  • Everything is hard to see when it's dark, so be bright! Wear flame-retardant costumes, and if need be, add reflective tape! It's also smart to have a flashlight on hand to keep track of all the little ones.
  • Plan a trick or treating route that takes place in a familiar, and well-lit neighborhood. It's hard to navigate in the dark, so being familiar with your surroundings is key!
  • No trick-or-treater should EVER be alone. Young children should always be accompanied by a parent, and for the older kids, traveling in a group is essential to staying safe.
  • Always escort children to the door from house to house, and never let them enter a home unless you are with them. Same goes for cars – children should never approach a vehicle, whether occupied or not.
  • Be sure to discuss basic pedestrian safety rules. Halloween involves a lot of walking, so being aware of this rule will keep them knowledgeable while strolling though the neighborhood.
  • Check with your children to make sure they know their home address, phone number and to call 911 in an emergency. If separated, this will ensure that they will know what to tell officials.
  • In the case that someone should try to get them to go somewhere with them, make sure your children know to resist as best they can – kick, scream, yell "NO," anything and everything.
  • Most importantly, remind your child how important it is to stay alert. This is a busy night, and being aware of everything going on is crucial to their safety. Make sure that they know to report any suspicious behavior to a trusted parent or law enforcement.
These Trick Or Treating Safety Tips are perfect to guarantee that the only scares this Halloween are fun ones! In general, it's important that children are familiar with these safety rules considering an emergency can happen anytime, anywhere. Reviewing these suggestions before the kids run off and gather as much candy as they can will help to keep these reminders to be fresh in their heads!

In the market for a new vehicle this fall? The 2014 Ford Expedition has room for all your little monsters! 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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2015 Ford Explorer Brochure. See all the Details of this Adventurous new SUV! - 10/24/2014

From the chiseled exterior design to the comfortably spacious interior of the new Explorer, you will really appreciate your surroundings. Find out all that this redesigned, roomy new SUV has to offer in the 2015 Ford Explorer Brochure.

With seating for up to seven passengers and accommodating features, the adaptable new Ford Explorer provides an enjoyable ride. Standard on the Explorer is the 3.5L TI-VCT V6 engine, or choose the Sport model for added power with the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine. Or for enhanced fuel-efficiency select the 2.0L EcoBoost I4 available on the Explorer, XLT, or Limited.

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Learn all about this bold new SUV in the 2015 Ford Explorer Brochure from Don Tester Ford Lincoln! We make the process of purchasing your new vehicle pleasant, 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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Brochure of the Stylish 2015 Ford Taurus - 10/23/2014

The brand new 2015 Taurus is here! Take a closer look at this sophisticated, smooth-riding car at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! Superior craftsmanship is noticeable in the interior and exterior design, as it bonds sporty practicality and luxurious comfort. The elegant style and wide stance of the new Taurus is eye-catching. Check out this classy new car at Don Tester Ford Lincoln and get the 2015 Ford Taurus brochure to see all of its superb features.

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At Don Tester Ford Lincoln we make the process of purchasing a new car straightforward, enjoyable, and above all, honest. Get a digital brochure of the 2015 Ford Taurus to see the full details of this stylish new car. Visit our dealership, located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, or call our courteous team at (800) 978-6317. 

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2015 Ford Fiesta Brochure from Don Tester Ford Lincoln - 10/22/2014

Everything about the Ford Fiesta cries energy, from its remarkable fuel-efficiency to its lively design. Now you can see every detail of this brand new car in the 2015 Ford Fiesta Brochure. Find out all about the intuitive Ford SYNC technology on the new Fiesta as well as its excellent design and performance features.

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Choose between the hatchback or sedan body styles, both offering an outstanding aerodynamic design. The 2015 Ford Fiesta comes in a variety of energetic colors, such as: Ruby Red, Performance Blue, Green Envy Metallic, Molten Orange Metallic, and more. Compliment your own style in this lively new car!

When it is time for a new car, we have plenty of options to choose from at Don Tester Ford Lincoln.Get the 2015 Ford Fiesta brochure to see all of the options available to you in this efficient new car. To contact one of our courteous 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 & Tweedle Introduce Interactive Mustang App - 10/21/2014


Ford & Tweedle Introduce Interactive Mustang App
NORWALK, Ohio – Do you absolutely ADORE the Ford Mustang? There's an app for that! Last week, Ford Motor Company and Tweedle Introduced an Interactive Mustang App available on both Android and iOS called "Mustang Owner." Although the title may have the word "owner" in it, it's the perfect thing for ALL Mustang enthusiasts!

With this year being the 50th Anniversary of the beloved pony car, and the 2015 Mustang just hitting show rooms, there was no better time for Ford & Tweedle to Introduce the Interactive Mustang App! This new app provides users with countless amounts of information on vehicle features, capabilities and components. It even provides numerous shots that expose the interior and the exterior of this fresh whip – customers can even scan various parts of the car to learn more about it's specific function! Pretty impressive, isn't it?

Ford is always working to improve the behind the wheel experience, and with this brand-new application, owners and fans have all the information about their favorite vehicle right at the tip of their fingers! The easy-to-use app not only provides users with handy vehicle information, but also an unlimited amount of searchable content and a whole lot of fun! You'll be quickly hooked to the Mustang trivia games, wall papers, ringtones and so much more! Need it now? Visit the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store by searching "2015 Ford Mustang App," and start to explore!

Still hooked on the 2014 Mustang? We don't blame you! We can't help but love all the models of this infamous vehicle. Come check out our wide selection of Mustang's today! 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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Festive Pumpkin Decorating Ideas - 10/17/2014

NORWALK, Ohio – Can you believe the most frightful holiday of the year is only TWO WEEKS away? The time is just flying by! Now that we have already covered some of our favorite pumpkin treats, it's time to move onto another fall favorite- pumpkin decorating! Don't get us wrong, we love carving pumpkins, but sometimes it's nice to switch it up and get a little creative. Our minds have been constantly admiring the artsy DIY (or should we say, Boo-It-Yourself) pumpkin projects on Pinterest. So to get you into that Halloween spirit, we created a list of our favorite Festive Pumpkin Decorating Ideas! We are certain that you and your family will just LOVE these spooktactular projects!

Festive Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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Festive Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Do you know any other Festive Pumpkin Decorating Ideas? We would love to hear them! Share them with us by posting on any of our social networks or by commenting below!

With Halloween quickly approaching, so are the long, cold, winter months! Are you in a vehicle that can handle the harsh conditions? The 2014 Ford Fusion is safe vehicle that is great in the snow and when it comes to the safety of your family, is there really anything more important? 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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Built Ford Tough Sales Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln - 10/14/2014

NORWALK, Ohio – When we hear the word "tough" we can't help but think of one thing - Ford trucks! "Built Ford Tough" does not only describe the kind of trucks that the Ford Motor Company produces, but it has been an actual brand promise to their customers for the past 36 years! So, if you're a truck fanatic, get excited because it's Ford Truck Month at Don Tester Ford Lincoln!

Want to get your hands on the toughest trucks out there? Well, the Ford F-Series trucks have been America's best selling trucks for the past 37 years! Impressive, isn't it? With the Built Ford Tough Sales Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln you can get behind the wheel of the 2014 F-150 STX Supercab 5.0L V8 for ONLY $289 for 24 months, or EVEN 0% for 60 months! Who wouldn't want to take advantage of that?

Built Ford Tough Sales Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln

But wait, the deals don't stop there! In the market for something hot off the press? We have just what you're looking for! With the Built Ford Tough Sales Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln the 2015 Super Duty XLT can be yours with up to $4,000 in customer cash! You can't ask for a better deal than that!

Built Ford Tough Sales Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln

Want to check out the rest of our trucks? View all of our inventory on our website! If you aren't on the look out for a truck, not to worry, there is something for everyone here at Don Tester! Perhaps the 2014 Ford Escape is more up your alley? From Ford vehicles, to Lincoln's, and even scooters, we have it all! Visit us TODAY to check out everything we have to offer. 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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Lincoln Inspired by Fashion Trends for 2015 Lincoln MKC Design - 10/09/2014

Lincoln Inspired by Fashion Trends for 2015 Lincoln MKC Design
NORWALK, Ohio - Where do the color and materials designers at The Lincoln Motor Company turn when they are in need of the latest in color, fabric and material trends? Why, the fashion industry of course. The fashion and automotive industry happen to have much in common, as they both assess the upcoming trends and color choices many years in advance before they turn up in a department store or showroom.

Anything from stitching on a handbag to an accent color on a jacket can influence Lincoln's design strategy. Lincoln color and materials designer Jenny Kubinec was inspired by the latest fashion trends for the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC designKubinec sought out the latest trends so that she could successfully develop color and material combinations that were not only transcend gender, but that would appeal to Lincoln's young, savvy customer. 

Lincoln Motor Company had made it a point to offer customers daring and adventurous color combinations like soft, cream colored leather seats with a contrasting Espresso-colored instrument panel and dark wood appliqués no the MKC model. Customers should also be on the lookout for the 2015 Lincoln MKC in the Midnight Sapphire and Smoked Quartz; two colors that Pantone, the global authority on color, sited on their spring 2015 fashion color report. 

Interested getting behind the wheel on a stylish 2015 Lincoln MKC? Vist us t Don Tester Ford Lincoln today! 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 F-150 Delivers Industry-Leading Towing & Payload Performance - 10/06/2014

2015 F-150 Delivers Industry-Leading Towing & Payload Performance
NORWALK, Ohio - Although the 2015 Ford F-150 hasn't hit dealerships quite yet, it is STILL constantly being recognized for its incredible combination of efficiency, capability and power. The light duty pickup bar has been raised another notch as the 2015 F-150 Delivers an Industry-Leading Towing and Payload Performance

With a 12,200 pound towing and 3,300 pound hauling ability, the 2015 F-150 is delivering an industry-leading towing and payload performance. The aluminum-based vehicle generously surpasses the abilities of today's truck by towing up to 1,100 more pounds, hauling put to 530 more pounds and by providing as much as 20 percent better gas mileage -depending on the model. 

This is just the beginning for the Ford F-150. Ford Motor Company continues to focus on raising the bar on America's favorite truck, helping customers to be more productive around the clock. The 2015 F-150 is expected to arrive in showrooms later this year, offering the broadest selection of trim levels in the entire full-size pickup segment.

At Don Tester Ford Lincoln, we have a vehicle for every type of customer! From the 2014 Ford F-150 to the 2014 Ford Flex, we can provide you with tons of different vehicle options to help ensure that all of your driving needs are met. 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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Don Tester OSU Tailgate Event Winners! - 10/02/2014

Don Tester OSU Tailgate Event Winners!
NORWALK, Ohio – Last week at this time was the start of our four day Ohio State Tailgate Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! Can you believe the event has already come and gone? Luckily, there are still a few things to celebrate, the Don Tester Ford Lincoln Ohio State Tailgate Event Winners!

Throughout our four day event, guests were able to purchase a raffle ticket for the chance to win a pair of Ohio State Buckeye football tickets, as well as the chance to win a custom painted Ohio State scooter, with all proceeds going to our local Salvation Army! In addition to these two big prizes, our last event that took place on Monday was a day full of giveaways from our incredible local sponsors: Domino's Pizza, Adam Michaels Salon & Spa, Eagle Creek, Gaymont Nursing Center, E's Glow, Kenilee Lanes, Nobil's Sports & Trophies, Cameo Pizza at The Creek, Sheri's Coffee House, Berry's Restaurant, Action Auto Supply, & National Automotive Parts Association. 


We truly appreciate their support, and for being apart of our fall event! We want to congratulate the following guests for winning a prize from one of these awesome businesses –– 


Jay Sopko
Bill Albrecht
Valerie Mueller
David Strens
Wayne Allen
Fred Schueler
Ruthann Baker
Chuck Krull
Dwight Alexander
Chuck King
Kevin Sears
Janet Hall
Colleen Renwand
Christy Billings
Connie Brunn
Bob Sutherland
Rich Stratton
Jim Westerhold
Tiffany Brooks
Joan McCoy

Last but not least, we want to give a special round of applause to our two BIG Don Tester Ford Lincoln OSU Tailgate Event Winners, Chris Jackson & Christy Billings!

Don Tester Ford Lincoln Giveaway Winners
Chris Jackson - Ohio State Football Tickets Winner


Don Tester Ford Lincoln Giveaway Winners
Christy Billings - Ohio State Scooter Winner

Thank you to EVERYONE that came out to our big event! We had a blast cheering on the Buckeyes with our wonderful community, and we hope you had just as much fun as we did! 

Did any of our vehicles catch your eye at the event? The 2014 Ford Mustang, perhaps? We would love to help you with your next purchase! 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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Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With - 09/30/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - The air is getting cooler, the leaves are getting brighter and there are pumpkin inspired food and drinks EVERYWHERE. It is that time of the year where you can go out and get an apple or pumpkin flavored anything, but we think it's more fun to do it ourselves! Which is why we are providing you with a list of Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With! One of the best parts about cooking or baking are the smells, so why not fill your kitchen with an amazing fall aroma while you whip up something tasty? Regardless if you are looking for a dessert, side dish or main course, we are sure you will find some fall food-spiration on our list:

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Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With

Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With

Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With

Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With

Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With

Autumn Recipes You Will Fall in Love With

Looking for a new vehicle for the fall season? Check out the 2014 Ford Flex BrochureAt 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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2015 Ford Mustang Headed to Dealerships Next Month - 09/26/2014

2015 Ford Mustang Headed to Dealerships Next Month
NORWALK, Ohio - We have been talking about it for months and months now, how much more anticipation can we really take? Just when you thought you couldn't wait any longer, the moment has arrived - the 2015 Ford Mustang is headed to dealerships next month

The wait on one of the most popular vehicles in American automobile history is finally over; the 2015 Ford Mustang is headed to dealerships next month! In just a few weeks, Mustang drivers will have the choice to equip their fastback with a fuel-efficnent 4-cylinder V-6 or a growling V-8 engine. Regardless, customers will get a MINIMUM 300 horsepower on the 2015 Mustang!

Fans from near and far have been talking about this moment for months on end. Now, Mustang drivers from all over the country will soon be able to feast their eyes on the technologically advanced fastback at their local Ford dealership, soon to be followed by the convertible with a cloth top by the end of the year.

Be sure to keep checking in with your local Norwalk Area Ford Dealer about the 2015 Ford Mustang! As we wait for the delivery, check out the 2014 Ford Mustangs that Don Tester has to offer! 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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Lincoln & Ford Vehicles are Getting Connected with Apple's Siri - 09/23/2014

Lincoln & Ford Vehicles are Getting Connected with Apple's Siri
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford Motor Company has partnered up with Automatic Labs, creator of a plug-in car knowledge gadget, to bring customers an even smarter AND safer driving experience. Lincoln and Ford vehicles are getting connected with Apple's Siri with help from a small device that plugs into a port below the steering wheel. This gadget connects the driver's iPhone with their vehicle's onboard computer, providing them with full access to Siri and all of the features she has to offer while behind the wheel.

As we know, Ford and Lincoln vehicles already have the ability to make calls, play music and give directions by voice command with the SYNC AppLink. However with this new application, drivers won't need to take their hands off of the wheel to access their iPhone for other tasks because Apple's Siri will be available with the press of a button. Lincoln and Ford vehicles can get connected with Apple's Siri by simply pushing the press-to-talk button on the steering wheel. Regardless if you want to know the news or the weather, you can have Siri at your disposal without ever taking your eyes off the road.

The connectivity list of this $99.95 app will grow over the next few months, however right now the app is only compatible with the iOS 8 update and vehicles with either SYNC or MyFord Touch. These Lincoln & Ford vehicles include:

  • 2011-15 Ford Explorer
  • 2013-15 Flex
  • 2011-14 F-150
  • 2011-15 F-Series Super Duty
  • 2013-15 Taurus
  • 2013-15 Lincoln MKS
  • 2013-15 MKT
  • 2011-14 MKX
  • 2015 Navigator

You can find a Lincoln or Ford vehicle that keeps you fully connected while out on the road with help from 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 Award-Winning Surveillance Mode Technology Now Available - 09/18/2014

Ford's Award-Winning Surveillance Mode Technology Now Available
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford Motor Company has officially announced availability of their Surveillance Mode technology to competitive vehicle manufacturers. Surveillance Mode was developed to warn law enforcement officers of unexpected approaches from behind the vehicle. This was first introduced on the 2014 Ford Police Interceptor and now Ford is hoping to globally expand adoption of the multi-patent-pending technology to law enforcement offices and military personnel.

Ford has made their award-winning Surveillance Mode technology available to competitors to help improve safety and security of all police offers, regardless if they are driving a Ford Police Interceptor or a competitive vehicle. Ford Motor Company and InterMotive Inc. worked together to create a top-of-the-line system using the already-existing rearview camera and radar. If a person were to approach the vehicle from behind, the system will sound a chime, roll up the driver's side window, lock all of the vehicle's doors and flash the exterior lighting.

The main purpose of Ford's award-winning Surveillance Mode technology is to improve situational awareness for officers and eliminate potential threats while in their vehicle. Watch from the eyes of active police officer Claudia Kruger from Northville, MI, as she demonstrates just how helpful this technology really is:



Looking for a vehicle to keep you and your family safe out on the road? Visit us at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! We have a massive selection of top-quality Ford and Lincoln vehicles waiting for you on our lot. 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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Ten 2015 F-150 Features You Didn't Know You Needed - 09/16/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - Ford engineers knew that creating the "game changer" of the light duty pickup segment would require plenty of innovative thinking. Now although Ford has employed very bright and forward-thinking individuals, some of their greatest ideas for the 2015 F-150 were not as complex as you would think. The 2015 Ford F-150 team took it upon themselves to view the pickup through the eyes of the customer, resulting in the ten driver-friendly features that you didn't know you needed!


1. Grooves in the tailgate handle that make it easier to open and close the hatch with one hand.

2. Increased box step surface area with enough room to fit a full-size work boot.

Ten 2015 F-150 Features You Didn't Know You Needed

3. Hard buttons on the keypad so it can be easily operated with a glove on.

4. Finger relief inside of the door handle that allows for plenty of clearance for a work glove.

5. Beltlines on the front doors make for additional armrests.

Ten 2015 F-150 Features You Didn't Know You Needed

6. Four-spoke steering wheel allows for a comfortable grip on the lower portion of the wheel.

7. Finger indents on the backside of the steering wheel to improve maneuverability while off-roading or backing up a trailer.

8. Buttons throughout the dashboard are logically grouped for easier control. 

Ten 2015 F-150 Features You Didn't Know You Needed

9. Since every Ford customer uses their truck differently, drivers can utilize MyView customization to choose their top seven favorite gauges to be displayed in the main cluster.

10. Customers found it unnecessary to include entertainment information on the cluster, so now all entertainment info will be displayed exclusively in the center of the dashboard. 

Once you get behind the wheel of the 2015 F-150 this fall, you'll be glad Ford engineers thought of those ten driver-friendly features you didn't know you needed! Learn more about the 2015 F-150 by visiting 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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First Truck Customer of "You Test" Campaign Puts 2015 F-150 to the Test - 09/11/2014

First Truck Customer of "You Test" Campaign Puts 2015 F-150 to the Test
NORWALK, Ohio - "Built Ford Tough" isn't just a tagline anymore, it is a guarantee that Ford vehicles get the job done. To prove it, Ford Motor Company kicked off the start of their "You Test" campaign a few months back, where truck enthusiasts submitted videos describing how they would test the strength of the all-new 2015 F-150. Choosing those four lucky winners wasn't easy, as Ford had to sift through 15,000 submissions. 

But now after months of anticipation, Ford finally released the video of the first truck customer of the "You Test" campaign putting the 2015 F-150 to the testBrian Schober, a systems engineer in Yuma, Arizona, knows a thing or two about pickup trucks. His job requires driving roughly 350 miles a day on gravel and dirt roads while hauling parts and people; causing him to go through 13 vehicles in the last year and a half. He was a perfect "You Test" applicant that could surely put the 2015 F-150 to the test. 

How did the 2015 F-150 Lariat 3.5-liter EcoBoost 4x4 withstand 36 hours of triple digit temperatures, rock crawls and sand washes in the Arizona dessert? Watch and see -



Learn all about the "Built Ford Tough" vehicles that we have to offer 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 Entering "Green Zone" to Improve Efficiency of Electric Vehicles - 09/10/2014

Ford Entering "Green Zone" to Improve Efficiency of Electric Vehicles
NORWALK, Ohio - Ford Motor Company will never quit, even when they are ahead. As the company continuously looks for alternatives to improve efficiency, intelligence and safety while driving, Ford is now focusing on getting their battery-based vehicles into the "Green Zone". 

Drivers of battery-based vehicles all use their vehicles differently. Many drivers will see that their vehicle is most efficient when operated at slower speeds, especially in stop-and-go driving, than at highway speeds. On the other hand, some owners may choose to wait to utilize the batteries for driving through specific areas towards the end of their commute. Ford entering the "Green Zone" can improve efficiency of electric vehicles and eliminate the need for the driver manually switching back and forth between gas and batteries. 

Ford Green Zone, a subsidiary of Nokia technology, provides underlying mapping information that would factor in things such as traffic congestion and the grade of the roadway itself to determine when it is most efficient to use battery or gas power. Rather than having to manually switch back and forth, motorists could use their navigation screen - or a website - to set up specific zones where the vehicle would automatically use battery power. 

The Ford Green Zone system could potentially offer HUGE advantages to both plug-in hybrid AND conventional vehicles. Nokia's mapping data is so precise, it would know when a car is approaching a hill or coming to a corner. This information could then be used to shift where headlights are pointing or change gears to achieve maximum mileage. Although Ford programmers still have a few challenges ahead, like how to handle winding roads that may be cut in and out of the green zone, they are confident that the Green Zone technology will be eventually offered in some of its products. 

Looking to "go green"? Check out the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid 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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Scoot into Fall with the Scooter Sale at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! - 09/04/2014

Scoot into Fall with the Scooter Sale at Don Tester Ford Lincoln!
NORWALK, Ohio - Vespas, Aprilias, Piaggios - Oh My! Scoot into Fall with the Scooter Sale at Don Tester Ford Lincoln, where all scooters 2013 and older are 20% off! We are proud to carry the most extensive scooter collection in the Midwest and are thrilled to offer you AMAZING deals on some of the most popular names in the scooter industry.

These scooters are not only great on gas, but easy to maintain and thanks to the Scooter Sale at Don Tester Ford Lincoln - they are more affordable than ever! As far as maintenance goes, our Service Center is here to help you care for your scooter by offering routine maintenance and scooter repair so that your motor scooter will last you for years to come. View our entire inventory here!

Scoot into Fall with a great looking scooter at an incredible price! Questions? Feel free to contact one of our Scooter Experts at Don Tester Ford Lincoln by calling (800) 978-6317. We make the process of purchasing your car comfortable, exciting, and above all, honest. Stop by our dealership located at 2800 US Highway 250 South in Norwalk, OH. 

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Ohio State Tailgate Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! - 09/03/2014

Ohio State Tailgate Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln!
NORWALK, Ohio - Football season has officially commenced and we are gearing up for the upcoming Ohio State Tailgate Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln! We have FOUR fun-filled days planned with events and activities that the entire family will enjoy! Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, September 29th because Don Tester has some awesome things in store for you!

Thursday, September 25th: Free Ohio State Hat Day
We will be giving out FREE Ohio State hats to the first 200 customers (1 per family) and have hot dogs available from 11 AM to 7 PM!

Friday, September 26th: Hog Roast
Join us at the dealership for a delicious Hog Roast from noon until 2 PM!

Saturday, September 27th: Family Fun Day with Food, Fun and Games
Bring the kids to the dealership for a day full of fun competitions, plenty of prizes and some tasty treats until 2 PM. And of course, we will have the Buckeyes on the big screen!

Monday, September 29th: OSU Giveaway Day
We will have tons of great prizes and giveaways at the dealership ranging from oil changes and auto details to gift cards from local businesses! Everyone who attends any of our Ohio State Tailgate Events at Don Tester Ford Lincoln will have the opportunity to enter to win a pair of Ohio State Football tickets! The winner will be pulled on Monday morning. 


Ohio State Tailgate Event at Don Tester Ford Lincoln!

How would you like to cruise around in a customized Ohio State Scooter? We will be selling tickets for the Salvation Army Scooter Raffle until Tuesday, September 30th! All proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit the Salvation Army. Tickets are 1 for $3, 3 for $5 and 20 for $20.

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All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC Trailer Featuring Matthew McConaughey - 08/28/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - The one-line All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC Trailer Featuring Matthew McConaughey has customers thinking and of course, has made them even more anxious for the vehicle's debut. Although the line "Sometimes you've got to go back to actually move forward" sounds fairly basic, the automaker truly makes us ponder the thought of living in the moment with this clip.

The recently transformed brand released this first-ever TV and digital campaign sneak peek to get customer's minds wandering...and they sure did succeed. This small-utility vehicle is a new addition for Lincoln, taking their usual focuses of quality, personal service and design and integrating those with a performance-minded, tech-savvy vehicle. 

All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC Trailer Featuring Matthew McConaughey



The highly-anticipated, all-new Lincoln MKC  wraps luxurious and tech savvy features into one perfect, premium-quality package with its EcoBoost engine, MyLincoln Touch application, HID headlamps and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. 

Curious about your favorite Lincoln vehicle? 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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Limited Edition "Mustang Unleashed" T-Shirt Line Revealed - 08/26/2014

Limited Edition "Mustang Unleashed" T-Shirt Line Revealed
NORWALK, Ohio - Five fashion innovators and Ford Motor Company are now shining light on the 50th Mustang Anniversary in a different way. The limited edition "Mustang Unleashed" t-shirt line has been revealed; a one-of-a-kind collection with 15 different t-shirt designs representing the passion, freedom, power and adventure behind the Ford Mustang. 

Limited Edition "Mustang Unleashed" T-Shirt Line Revealed"Mustang Unleashed" is the ultimate tribute to recognize five decades of the Mustang's influence on pop culture. Each designer brought elements of their personal style and characteristics of the Ford Mustang together to create three different t-shirts for the collection. While freedom, adventure, power and passion all contributed to the designer's inspiration, each of their interpretations were vastly different:

Paula Cadematori: Cadematori uses design as a tool for expression, emotion and elegance. Her t-shirts represented freedom, power and new experiences through color, geometry and glamour.

Anna Sui: This Detroit native effortlessly combines vintage style with modern trends. Through her designs she embodied freedom, rock 'n' roll and the process of evolving while remaining true to your identity, just as the Ford Mustang has for the last 50 years.

Pamela Love: Jewelry designer Pamela Love saw the Mustang's infamous horse icon as a symbol of power, strength and freedom. With her designs, she wanted to represent the idea of moving forward and leaving the past behind you.

Limited Edition "Mustang Unleashed" T-Shirt Line RevealedCO|TE, Tomaso Anfossi & Francesco Ferrari: Contemporary meets quality and tradition with this Italian brand's design. CO|TE wanted to show how the Mustang could evolve and still hold onto its original qualities and traditions.

Rogan, Rogan Gregory & Scott Mackinlay-Hahn: Rogan's inspiration stems from the raw American heritage found within the Mustang. Although the Mustang has adapted to modern trends over the years, it has still maintained its integrity.

Check out the limited edition "Mustang Unleashed" t-shirt line look book here. The entire collection is made by Loomstate in the United States, using 100 percent organic cotton. Pre-orders can be made at www.gilt.com/unleashed starting TODAY, August 26th. Each t-shirt retails for $39.

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Back-to-School Lunch Box Ideas - 08/21/2014

NORWALK, Ohio - Happy First Week of School! Time to get back into the swing of things: after-school practices, homework and of course, packing lunches. It seems that about a month into the new school year, parents tend to run out of healthy-lunch ideas for the kids. This year, we have you covered! Check out these creative, and might we add delicious, Back to School Lunch Box Ideas. 

Easy DIY Pizza Kit: Avoid the overly processed, pre-made Pizza Kit lunches and create one on your own! Bake crescent roll dough sheets the night before and send them for lunch with some pizza sauce, cheese and the other toppings your child prefers! 
Back-to-School Lunch Box Ideas

Homemade Uncrustables:  Kids tend to LOVE the pre-made Uncrustable sandwiches, but only receiving four in a box for the amount you pay? No thank you! Make your own Uncrustables with your favorite nut butter and jam, then freeze them. No worries, they will be thaw by lunchtime.
Back-to-School Lunch Box Ideas

No Bake Honey Nut Cheerio Bars: These fast and easy bars are not only most cost effective than store-bought bars, but they are healthier too! With some cereal, dried fruit and chocolate covered sunflower seeds (or whatever you have on hand) you can create a tasty, sweet-tooth satisfying lunchbox treat!
Back-to-School Lunch Box Ideas

15-Minute Pizza Muffins: Prepping lunch the night before is a HUGE time saver! These Pizza Muffins are so easy and will be done by the time you finish the after-dinner dishes. Toss a few in the lunchbox and pair with your child's favorite dipping sauce!
Back-to-School Lunch Box Ideas

Turkey, Ham & Cheddar Sandwich Skewers:  Regular old sandwiches can get boring, so spice it up skewer-style! Using a cookie cutter, cut out slices of bread, turkey, ham and cheese and assemble into a sandwich before placing on the skewer. We suggest cutting off the sharp end to avoiding any poking!
Back-to-School Lunch Box Ideas

Frozen Sponge Ice Pack: This one is not for eating, but it is too good of a tip to not tell you about! Freeze a wet sponge inside of a sandwich bag and place in your child's lunchbox in the morning. This is a super cheap way to keep their food cool and will avoid all of the leaking the comes with the typical blue coolers.
Back-to-School Lunch Box Ideas

Why not kick off the new school year with a brand-new Ford or Lincoln vehicle from 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 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. 

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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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