Our Story

We were founded by Don Tester in 1972. Before owning his own dealership, Don honed his business skills in the automotive business by working for others. After 20 years of hard work and service, Don was presented with the opportunity to buy a Ford dealership in downtown Norwalk- and opportunity he seized quickly. After signing the papers in December 1971 Don Tester Ford Lincoln proudly opened its doors for the first time in 1972.

It was during this time that Scott Tester was introduced to the car business by his father, who encouraged Scott to work odd jobs around the dealership and get a feel for the business. In 1976 Don Tester Ford Lincoln moved its location just outside of downtown Norwalk to 2800 Route 250 South. With more room to stretch out, the dealership was able to expand and grow it's business to better serve customers through Ohio. As the business grew and relationships were formed with members of the community, Don prepped Scott to take over the family business.

On April 1, 1991, Scott's wife Mary Tester began working alongside Scott at the dealership. In 1992, Don officially retired and Scott became the official owner of Don Tester Ford Lincoln. As he took over, he worked hard to uphold the values his dad had put into place. He continued to see success at Don Tester Ford Lincoln as loyal customers returned time and time again for the family atmosphere and honest car buying experience. 

What Does Don Tester Ford-Lincoln Inc Offer Drivers from Norwalk, Milan, Wakeman, New London and Monroeville? Truly Exceptional Customer Service from Every Angle

Here at Don Tester Ford-Lincoln Inc, everything we do revolves around you. Our various teams are trained to address your needs from the moment you walk through the door, whether you're in the market for your next vehicle or tuning up your current one.

Starting with our selection of new Ford models, our Norwalk showroom is the place to be if you're in the market for a Ford Escape, F-150, Fusion, Focus or Explorer.

Looking to save some money in the search for your next car? Don Tester Ford-Lincoln Inc also carries a wide range of used cars from Ford, as well as today's other top automakers.

Once you've chosen your next car, Don Tester Ford-Lincoln Inc helps you take those all-important next steps towards driving home the Ford of your dreams. Our team of financing experts are trained to sort through various auto loan and lease details in order to help you find the right one for your needs.

Even after you've driven your new Ford Escape, F-150, Fusion, Focus or Explorer out of our showroom, Don Tester Ford-Lincoln Inc continues to support you in order to ensure you have a great ownership experience. Our Ford service department offers everything from routine maintenance to repairs, when they're needed. And for those of you who prefer to tinker under the hood yourselves, we keep a healthy stock of auto parts for your endeavors as well.

As you can see, Don Tester Ford-Lincoln Inc is equipped to handle all of your automotive needs, though we also keep in mind that everybody brings something different to the table. 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.

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday 9am-6pm
  • Wednesday 9am-6pm
  • Thursday 9am-6pm
  • Friday 9am-6pm
  • Saturday 9am-2pm
  • Sunday Closed

Dealership Contact Info

Don Tester Ford-Lincoln Inc

2800 US Hwy 250 South
Directions Norwalk, OH 44857

  • Sales: (419) 750-5024
  • Service: (419) 750-5026
  • Parts: (419) 750-5028