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Pre-Owned Vehicle Dealerships in Cedarville & Freeport IL

J.H. Barkau & Sons Automobiles has been working hard to deliver the best in pre-owned vehicles to our customers since 1952. That is over 71 years. You do not get to stay in the pre-owned vehicle business for that long unless you are treating your customers with the respect that they deserve and providing them with the pre-owned vehicle selection that they need. Our inventory frequently features a wide variety of cars for sale, and we have served over 80,000 customers throughout our history. Many of these customers have come back over the years for most, if not all, of their pre-owned cars purchases. We have served multiple generations for hundreds, if not thousands of families. We make long-term automotive relationships with most of our customers, and we are ready to help you with anything and everything that you may need. There are four generations, all working hard to make this the best pre-owned car dealership that it can be, and we will always provide you with that family-owned environment that you are looking for. We are here to support you and your community.

Our selections and our locations in Cedarville, IL and Freeport , IL, have allowed us to serve areas all throughout Northern IL, Southern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa. Our selection has drawn in customers from 49 states, and we have shipped cars to Russia, Sweden, Australia, Turkey, Mexico, and many other locations. We can work with you over the phone or over the internet to get you the vehicle you need without you even being here.

Welcome to our dealerships in Cedarville and Freeport IL

At J.H. Barkau & Sons Automobiles we stand behind our selection of pre-owned cars, and we want to make sure that each and every single one of our valued customers can find something that is right for them on our lot. Going to a pre-owned cars lot with only a few cars and expecting to find something that will work for you is a recipe for disappointment. By providing you with the options that you need, we can be sure that you will leave here happy and satisfied with your vehicle purchase.

We inspect most of our vehicles, before we put them out on our lot, and if we find anything wrong, then we address it using the best parts and a highly trained service staff that will always get the job done right. We are a customer focused family owned business. That means we want you to leave here happy and satisfied every time, and we want you to leave here in something that will be safe and reliable for you for many years. Our sales staff does not believe in pressuring our customers. We want to earn your business, and all you have to do is come and visit us or give us a call, and we will show you how we go about earning that business.

We’re here for whatever you need

When you need your vehicle serviced, do not settle for some service shop that will not have your best interests in mind. At J.H. Barkau & Sons Automobiles we want to create long-term customers that can even spread across generational boundaries, and we know that the only way we can do that is by providing the absolute best in service, every time. We will get your service done right so that you can stay out on the road longer, and we will get it done quickly so that you can get back out on the road sooner.

When it comes to parts for your vehicle, you want to be sure that you are getting a part that will last and provide you with a safe driving vehicle. With the genuine parts at J.H. Barkau & Sons Automobiles, you can get just that. We work hard to always provide you with the absolute best in parts, and our parts experts will get you the right parts for the job. There is nothing worse than getting your car all apart only to realize that the parts center you trusted gave you the wrong part in the first place. We will work very hard to make sure that never happens. If you are not looking forward to installing those parts, then you don’t have to, we can do that for you too.

Whether you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle, auto service, or even auto financing, J.H. Barkau & Sons Automobiles is the premier dealer for all of your needs!


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J.H. Barkau & Sons Automobiles Locations

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Cedarville Sales

J.H. Barkau & Sons, 200 North Stephenson Street, Cedarville, IL Sales: 815-563-4812

Sales Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Freeport Sales

J.H. Barkau & Sons, 1102 East South Street, Freeport, IL Sales: 815-232-5017

Sales Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Cedarville Service Center

J.H. Barkau & Sons Service Center, 200 S Stephenson St, Cedarville, IL 61013 Service: 815-563-4641

Service & Parts Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 7:30AM – 11:30AM
Sunday: Closed

Freeport Collision Center

J.H. Barkau & Sons Collision Center, 658 West Fairgrounds Road, Freeport, IL Service: 815-232-6500

Service Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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Disclaimer: While we make every effort to ensure the data listed here is correct, there may be instances where some of the pricing, options or vehicle features may be listed incorrectly as we get data from multiple data sources. Please confirm the details of vehicle with the dealer to ensure its accuracy. Dealer cannot be held liable for data that is listed incorrectly. All prices are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to refuse to honor any incorrect internet prices as we cannot account for human or technical error. Documentary service fee in an amount up to $299.99 may be added to the sale price. Vehicle may have additional dealer installed accessories, window tint may be installed on this vehicle and may not be listed in the web price. Please call dealer for details. Price excludes tax, tag, title, dealer installed options, and documentary fee.

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