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:


Great Bargain Great Service

By James from Fowlerville | February 27, 2017

I was drawn to Backhuus’ dealership because of Mr. Backhuus’ reputation. I was not disappointed. Very straightforward. Down to earth. An honest presentation of the pluses and minuses of what you might be interested in.

It was, all in all, an excellent experience. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending this firm to any of my friends.  The financing of my purchase was probably the easiest I’ve ever gone through. A+ all the way.


by Cherie Kubiak from Webberville, MI | October 11, 2016

Best car dealer around. Will only buy cars from him! Always gives us a fair deal and wants the best for his customers.

Backhaus Auto Sales

by Gloria & Lonnie Shadaker from Howell, MI | July 20, 2016

We could not have had a nicer experience than we had with our recent automobile purchase from John Backhaus. He only deals with first class, good vehicles; and, something very important, he is honest and trustworthy. We have had two vehicles from Backhaus Auto Sales and have been very satisfied. John takes care of his customers in trying to find them an automobile they will be happy with, and then answering any question regarding operation of that vehicle.

Five star dealer

by Bob Donner from Howell, MI | June 27, 2016

If you are looking for a first class used car dealer, look no further. John and his staff are top notch, professional and courteous in every way. this is our 3rd vehicle bought with Backhuus Auto Sales and each time our expectations were exceeded. we will continue to do all our future car purchases with the Backhuus team. thanks John Bob Donner 

The only place to go for a quality used car!

by Laurie & Ken from Fowlerville, MI | May 6, 2016

This is the seventh vehicle we have purchased from Backhuus Auto Sales over the years. John always listens to our requests, asks the right questions, explains the differences between vehicles, and makes us feel confident that he can find exactly what we are looking for. Sometimes it only takes a week to find our vehicle and sometimes it takes longer, but he assures us he can find what we want and helps us to be patient. Most recently he found a wonderful vehicle at a perfect price and offered us a fair price for our trade in. One of the best parts of the transaction is the ease of taking care of the paper work. We appreciate the friendly service from both John and Kathi. We put our trust in them and are grateful for such a pleasant experience. We love our new car and we will continue to recommend Backhuus Auto Sales to our family and friends!

No Pressure!

by Roger and Janette from Howell,MI | April 30, 2016

As always, we had another pain free car purchase with John! We have purchased 5 cars so far and wouldn’t go any place else. John goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect and smooth sailing. He takes what would be a stressful situation and turns it into an enjoyable experience. Thank you again John! I love my Malibu!!

Awesome experience

by Chris and Sue from Howell, MI | March 31, 2016

Our family bought two cars from John over the last couple of years and will return for another this year. We wouldn’t buy a car anywhere else! Thanks again for the great experience and for finding exactly what we were looking for!

Fair deal and stands behind vehicle sold

 by MWKW from Howell, MI | April 24, 2015

John was straight forward and gave us a fair deal on both the trade in value and cost of purchased vehicle. May need some minor repairs on purchased vehicle but John did not hesitate to say this would be taken care of at his repair partner. We felt at ease and comfortable during our selection process. I would highly recommend to anyone to see John for quality clean used car needs.

The “best” used car dealer 

 by Nancy & Roger from Howell, MI | April 24, 2015

If you wish to purchase a used car you definitely want to stop and visit Backhuus Auto Sales. They are the best used car dealership! Your won’t find nicer, more honest people anywhere. John and his wife Kathy will see to it that your buying experience is the best. We have purchased a number of vehicles from them, as have my father and mother over the years, and we have always been extremely satisfied. Make sure to stop and see John for you next purchase!