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:


Had to have it!

by Tina from Howell Mi | March 7, 2018

I’ve always bought new cars but when I saw the mint condition Yukon on the lot, I knew I had to have it. John was professional and easy going and it was the easiest vehicle transaction I’ve ever had. I highly recommend his dealership. I love my Yukon!!

Great experience!

by Paul from Howell, Mi | February 23, 2018

Great experience. No pressure sales, very knowledgeable and fair. John was great to work with. Will recommend to friends and family and plan on buying another vehicle from John within the year.

Mr. Beaudrie

by Ray and Sharon Beaudrie from Webberville,Mi  | February 14, 2018

I have been buying ALL my used cars from John Backhuus for at least 35 years so have other family and friends. John has always treated us great more than fair on his prices and trade-ins. He is one car salesman you can trust. 

Awesome customer Service

by Andrea from Brighton MI | February 13, 2018

Wonderful experience. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. No pressure at all. They listened to what I was looking for and let me decide what I wanted to do. Honestly the best car experience yet! You have gained a lifelong customer.

Excellent Car Buying Experience!

by Jeff and Lauren from Perry, MI | February 11, 2018

We had an outstanding experiencing purchasing a vehicle from John and will continue to work with him for future purchases. When working with him, you can feel assured you are getting a good price and not being taken advantage of. Highly recommended!

We love Backhuus Auto Sales!!!

by Justin and Melissa Blight from Howell, MI | January 28, 2018

We have been going to Backhuus for many years. He always has wonderful vehicle and I wouldn’t go anywhere but him!! He’s very trustworthy! We love purchasing vehicles from them, my whole family always deals with them!

Best Dealership

by Siobhan from Pinckney, Mi | January 25, 2018

I couldn’t be happier with my experience at this dealership! Buying a car has always been stressful but John made it easy and exciting. I was able to find an amazing vehicle at a great price. Thanks John!

Mr Anderson

by Harold F Anderson from Fowlerville | January 23, 2018

Has always found a vehicle that my wife and I really like, no matter how long it takes. Have been buying vehicles for over 20 years from this dealership.