Donley Ford Lincoln Certified

When you purchase a Pre-Owned Vehicle, you want to feel confident that you're getting a great deal and a great vehicle. At Donley Ford of Galion, our Donley Certified program provides numerous benefits to help you feel great about your purchase.

Our Donley Certified Vehicles Include:


Have a lifetime of worry-free driving with our Lifetime Limited Powertrain Warranty. This warranty program provides coverage for:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Drive Axles
  • Towing Allowance


Get your first year of maintenance on us at any Donley Auto Group location.

  • Oil Changes
  • Tire Rotations
  • Multipoint Inspections

Not just any car makes the cut to be Donley Certified. Here is the process we use to select vehicles for our inventory and get them ready for the front line of our dealership:

Sourcing the Right Inventory

Most of our used car inventory is source from trade-ins from our loyal customers. With 4 dealerships in the heart of Ohio, Donley Auto Group has access to hundreds of cars, trucks, SUV's, and vans to select from for our used car inventory. We also purchase vehicles from local residents and only select vehicles make the cut to be Donley Certified.

AutoCheck Vehicle History Report

We perform a full AutoCheck vehicle history report that includes a summary of the vehicle's history, an AutoCheck score, accident check, title check, odometer check, and vehicle use and event check.

Rigorous Testing by Our Team

After we've chosen a vehicle as a good fit for our dealership front line, our multi-point inspection is performed by one of our high-trained technicians. Our technicians will rigorously test our inventory inside and out to make sure it's in safe, proper condition, and ready for the road.

Like-New Condition

After performing all of our tests and checks to make sure our inventory is ready for the road, our detail department will give it a showroom shine to make sure its in like-new condition.

172-Point Visual and Mechanical Inspections

VISUAL : We inspect the engine, tires, lights, safety, and condition of the vehicle's exterior and interior.

MECHANICAL : We also do a complete mechanical inspection that covers every aspect of a vehicle's road-worthiness - inside and out.

ROAD TEST : We perform a thorough road test to check the performance, ride quality, and ease of starting the vehicle.


Vehicle History

Check for service recalls, VIN inspection, scheduled maintenance performed, and vehicle emissions sticker.

Road Test

Check that the engine starts and idles properly, accelerates and cruises, noise is normal, transmission operation, drive axle operation, strut and shock operation, and more.

Vehicle Exterior

Check body panels and bumpers, the doors, hood, and tailgate, glass and outside mirrors, and lights.

Vehicle Interior

Check airbags, safety belts, audio and alarm systems, Heat/AC, Interior amenities, carpet, trim, mats, seats, sunroof operation, window and door lock operation, and more.

Under Hood

Check fluids, engine, cooling system, fuel system, and electrical system.


Check the frame, exhaust system, transmission, transaxle, differential and transfer case, brakes, and tire and wheels.

Vehicle Diagnostics

Perform tests for all possible vehicle diagnostic information.


Check for owner's manuals, keys and remote controls, garage door opener, and full fuel level.

These are only a handful of items on our 172+ point inspection.