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JH Barkau & Sons Auto Sales

4.9 out of 5 4.9
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Sales 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Service 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

JH Barkau & Sons Auto Sales Hours

Sales

Monday

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

Service

Monday

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday

Closed

About Our Dealership

Dealer on Cars.com since March 2004

Since 1952, J.H. Barkau & Sons has stood behind our large selection of used vehicles. We are a customer focused and a family owned business. Our sales staff does not believe in pressuring our customers. Instead, we want to earn your business by making sure each and every single one of our customers can find something that is right for them on our lot.

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We have been voted "Best In Region" for the 19th Year in a row by local newspaper readers and named Dealer Rater Illinois Used Car Dealer of the Year for three straight years. Visit our website today to read all of our customer testimonials and stop in today to schedule your next test drive!

"Voted "Best in the Region" for 19 years in a row!"

Service

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  • Technician Quality - Technicians and advisors are properly trained, retained, and certified for quality.
  • Customer Satisfaction - A verified collection of valid online dealer reviews to demonstrate exceptional service quality.

Reviews

4.9 out of 5 4.9
678 lifetime reviews. Includes reviews of JH Barkau & Sons Auto Sales from DealerRater.com A dealership's rating is calculated by averaging scores from reviews received in the past 24 months.

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 22, 2020

    Nils did a great job helping us purchase a vehicle. He kept us informed when new inventory came in meeting our criteria. Thanks again Nils !

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 19, 2020

    Amazing selection of vehicles. Iwas looking for a cargo van to haul my dirt bikes. They had several on the lot. Pleasant surprise as most dealers don't.

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    Salesman-Cedarville Store

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    Chad Piefer

    Finance Manager

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  • March 9, 2016

    I just want to leave a review for Pat at Barkau. I didn't end up buying a car from them (only because I found a comparable local vehicle) but he did an... excellent job helping me out. Pat drove to their service center to do a walk-around of the vehicle (in detail) I was interested in since it is a 100+ mile drive for me. He was honest, straightforward, and not pushy in the least. I hope he ends up with the next car that we want because I would definitely make the trip.

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 1, 2020

    This is our second vehicle we have purchased from this dealership as well as having Nils Sandstrom assist us. It is a 7 hour trip for us and we have never... been more satisfied with the experience and assistance from Nils. We love our new car and will be back when we are ready for another new car!

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    Chad Piefer

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    October 22, 2020

    Easy to do business with, even with COVID restrictions. A good website that is easy to navigate to search for potential vehicles. Then a no pressure/no... hassle process to make the deal happen. 👍👍👍

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    October 20, 2020

    Tim was easy to work with. We appreciated having all of the paperwork ready to go when we got there and the ease of completing our purchase. The vehicle... was better than we expected and priced similar to vehicles at other dealerships that were not as nice.

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    Tim Border

    Salesman-Cedarville Store

    (5.0) 221 reviews

  • 4.0 out of 5
    October 13, 2020

    Since meeting Tim Border we have recommended his expert, friendly services to some of our friends. He goes beyond what is expected to make his customers... happy and we like him. He's a nice guy! During our final orientation to the car on that day we bought it, the Blue Tooth wasn't working so we couldn't 'pair' our cell phones. After trying several times to pair the phones, Tim suggested that the module probably needed replacing, And, so it was. He arranged for service to replace the module and today he personally delivered the car and helped us pair our phones before leaving, We came to Cedarville because we needed a used but nice 2nd vehicle and had been looking through numerous lots in Rockford with no success. By the end of that first visit we drove away with what seems to be a perfect fit for us. A special 'THANK YOU TIM'!

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    October 12, 2020

    Tim was quick to answer all my questions with integrity and made the transaction a very smooth one. The dealership had the vehicle immaculately cleaned... and polished and Tim even delivered it to northern Wisconsin personal ly, Thank you all!

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    October 9, 2020

    This is the 2nd vehicle we have purchased from Nils and we couldn't be happier with the entire buying process. We will definitely be back when we need... another car and we will send our friends!

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    Chad Piefer

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    October 3, 2020

    Nils was amazing to work with. He let me pick the cars I thought I would like and I finally found the perfect car. I couldn't be happier!

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    Chad Piefer

    Finance Manager

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    Willie Barkau

    Cedarville Store Owner

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    Adam Sherman

    Admin

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    Rick Barkau

    Stockton Store Owner

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