Located in Bakersfield, Jim Burke Ford Lincoln was founded in 1964 when Jim Burke purchased Haberfelde Ford. Haberfelde Ford, established in 1913, was then located downtown. In 1977 Jim Burke moved the dealership to its current downtown location at 2001 Oak Street. Today, it is one of the biggest Ford dealerships in the nation.

In August 1985 Jim Burke bought the Kitchen Boyd Lincoln Mercury dealership. In January of 1989 he moved the Lincoln Mercury dealership to a new facility in the Bakersfield Automall.

As the market grew for Ford products, the company expanded into the Automall with it's second Ford store in 2004. 2011 marked the year Ford Motor Company eliminated Mercury from the Lincoln Mercury brand, a move that allowed for the stunning development of Lincoln as a premier luxury brand and the construction of our state of the art Lincoln showroom and service center. Most recently, our second stand alone Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center was opened at 5301 Gasoline Alley in the Bakersfield Automall.

Though Jim Burke died in July of 2006, the dealerships and other related companies are still family owned and operated. Today the company employs nearly 300 people. The company's success is attributed to the generations of employees who have built lasting relationships through great customer service.

The dealership has a dedicated commercial fleet department that serves federal and local government agencies, small business and major industries located in Kern County. Jim Burke Ford also has a leasing company that is well established with local businesses, plus a large rental agency that is part of the nationwide Ford Rental System. The Jim Burke Collision Care facility and regional parts and service operations are an integral part of the company in building lasting relationships and providing excellent customer service.

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS

We will deliver easy sales and service experiences built on your confidence in the quality of our work.

OUR VISION

Building lasting relationships.

OUR CORE VALUES

Integrity, respect, professionalism, and excellence inform everything that we do for our customers and employees.

What our customers say

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  • Stacy Lugo

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    3 days ago

    Just purchased my 5th vehicle from Jim Burke Ford. Everyone there is amazing and friendly. Nicole is the best! If they don't have the vehicle you want, she will search as quickly as possible to get...

  • Debbie Simpson

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    4 days ago

    Always great service!

  • Kurt Fredrick

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    5 days ago

    Took care of our recalls and got our power steps working again. Nuncio took good care of us.

  • Lisa Rodrgiuez

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    5 days ago

    The Ford dealership and their employees made my experience stress free. From the moment I arrived to drop off my nephew’s car for repair to the moment I picked it up. The service writers were...

  • Eric Polanco

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    1 week ago

    I've purchased a lot of cars in my life. I hate the process. I hate the back and forth with folks at the dealership. I hate waiting there. At this point in my life...if I have to be there longer than...

  • John Baerg

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    1 week ago

    We had a warranty issue and Rick Robles and the staff in the body shop took care of the problem and set an appointment for us to bring the Explorer in. They completed the work very efficiently and did...

  • Charles Toy

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    1 week ago

    It is always a joy to see the efficiency of the workers at your place of business. I have been a customer of Jim Burke Ford for over 20 years and I don't want to change. The receptionists, young...

  • Michael C McClorey

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    1 week ago

    Fabulous selection Everything I was looking for Makes Models and the right selection of rims To make your model stand out from the crowd.

  • Judith Balmer

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    2 weeks ago

    Awesome 😎👍

  • Jon Scheiblich

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    2 weeks ago

    the best service experience of my life. they were ready at the appointed time, quick and straight forward.. and the price,, I can eat this week..

  • Richard Lomeli

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    2 weeks ago

    Buying a truck at Jim Burke Ford was a great experience. The salesman were patient and not intimidating at all. I really want to thank Hector for all of his help during my truck buying journey. The...

  • Ismael Ron

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    2 weeks ago

    I've been coming to this dealer for 3 year now and I like their hospitality and honesty they do a great job thx.

Contact Info

Jim Burke Ford Downtown

2001 Oak Street
Directions Bakersfield, CA 93301

  • Sales: 661-835-6092
  • Service: 661-835-6139
  • Parts: 661-835-6143

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
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Sales

  • Monday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Service

  • Monday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Parts

  • Monday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Quick Lane

  • Monday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed