Welcome to J.H. Barkau & Sons Cedarville and Freeport IL

The BEST used cars and trucks in the Midwest

Since 1952, J.H. Barkau & Sons has served the Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin state line area for their automotive needs. Our used car dealer serving Rockford IL can proudly boast to over 70,000 customers in those years, and have had thousands of customers purchase multiple vehicles across generations of families that we've been fortunate enough to serve.

No matter what your needs are, our team is here to help. From late model used cars and trucks to affordable pre-owned models for any budget and used car specials near Madison WI, we aim to help get you behind the wheel of the vehicle that's right for you. Our inventory includes models from a wide range of makes, which means it's easy for you to find the perfect fit no matter what your tastes are!

Quality affordable pre-owned vehicles

When John H. Barkau founded the business, his goal was to bring quality, affordable transportation to the local area. Jim, Rick, and Willie represent the second and third generations of the Barkau family business, and have continued in that tradition.

While we embrace our family business' local roots, we're also working to expand our marketplace to be worldwide. We have had vehicles shipped to Russia, Sweden, Australia, Turkey, Mexico, and many other locations. We have vehicles purchased by customers in 49 states and commonly have customers fly in to pick up their new vehicles. In all of this, it has been a pleasure for the Barkau family to help fulfill the transportation needs of a varied clientele.

No matter what your needs are, our team is eager to lend the friendly assistance that you deserve! For more information on our inventory, or to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact our used car dealership serving Dubuque IA online or to visit one of our two convenient locations today.


Went first car shopping and there was no other place i needed to go. Loved it. They made it very simple and easy. Help me understand everything.

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