Our Reputation

“Our Reputation Is Your Protection”

We Are:

  • A Livingston County Press & Argus 2014 People’s Choice Winner
  • An Accredited Member of the National Federation of Independent Business
  • A Proud Member of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Since 1985
  • A Better Business Bureau Accredited – A+ Rating!


Backhuus Auto Sales is celebrating its 39th year! Since 1979, Backhuus Auto Sales has been serving the Livingston County, Michigan community with a car buying experience that can’t be beat.

Here are some things our customers had to say about us recently:



by Dave Peden from St. Joseph, MI | August 10, 2018

Just brought another Backhuus Auto car home. We drive 160 miles across the state because of the quality cars John always has.
This will not be our last car from there. They make the experience very easy.R


by PTLamp from Howell, MI | August 3, 2018

I’ve always hated going to a car lot to buy a car because of the overbearing salespeople, but a couple of friends recommended Backhuus Auto Sales to me. From the time I spoke to John on the phone until the time we met in person I could tell he was a legitimate honest car salesman. I didn’t think they existed anymore! I didn’t try to bargain the price down on the vehicle we bought, because after researching online for a few months, I knew this was already at a great price! He doesn’t have a huge overwhelming lot, but the vehicles he does have are gems! I would highly recommend him to anyone I know. The process was super simple and just a week after stopping by we drove off with our 2016 Ford Escape Titanium. Love driving it! The whole experience was a pleasure!


by Kristal Muller from Milford | June 30, 2018

I have bought two cars from Backhuus. A friend who has bought over 70 vehicles from him referred us. Both times have been a great experience! I will always buy from Backhuus from now on!


by Dale and Bonnie from Howell MI | June 28, 2018

John Backhuus and his staff are friendly, courteous, efficient and professional. The lot and facilities are spotless and beautifully organized. There is no junk on this lot. John’s approach is not low pressure, it is no pressure. Paperwork is a breeze. No wonder the Backhuus Family has operated successfully in Howell Michigan for a long, long time.


by George from Howell, Michigan | June 7, 2018

Accommodating, friendly service. The owner is very knowledgeable and eager to assist. The purchased vehicle exceeded my expectations in quality and appearance. I would eagerly use the agency again for future purchase and would recommend them to family and friends.