Woodhams Ford Lincoln Provides Ford Drivers from South Haven, Benton Harbor, Paw Paw and Allegan With a Quality Experience

There are so many ways that we appeal to our customers, and it all starts with offering you a comprehensive dealership experience here at Woodhams Ford Lincoln. You get all your bases covered from the moment you walk in, and have us to help you every step of your journey as you own your vehicle.

We provide you with many standout new Ford and new Lincoln models, while you can also find a quality selection of used cars, as well. No matter what, you're going to find something that you want to drive off in. Along with that, we help you find a way to pay for your new or used ride with car loan and Ford lease options, and work with you the entire time to find the best plan possible.

But, we also provide more than selling or leasing a vehicle to you. All car owners can take advantage of our onsite car service and maintenance department. Our team is highly-trained, and use the latest technology, tools, equipment and Ford parts when we work on your vehicle, to give you a standout experience, and a long lasting ride that is properly cared for.

Throughout it all, you can count on Woodhams Ford Lincoln to give you the experience you desire. If you're interested in taking a closer look at any of the vehicles we have here in our showroom, you can stop in and check them out. We're located at 1111 LaGrange St. South Haven, Michigan, and a short drive away from Benton Harbor, Paw Paw and Allegan, and look forward to seeing you!

Our Story

Woodhams Ford dealership 1972

In 1972, NASA's Mariner 9 had just sent back pictures of the surface of Mars, there was a break-in at the Watergate complex in Washington D.C., and Ford's lineup included the Maverick, the Gran Torino, and the final 1st generation Mustang. That same year, Don Woodhams was working as the new car manager at Simmons Ford in Vicksburg when he saw a unique opportunity to start a business of his own.

Using a loan offered by Ford Motor Company, with the shares of his own business as collateral, Don was able to buy the then-empty Ford Dealership in South Haven, hire all new employees, and purchase all of his equipment and initial vehicle inventory. Paying back the loan would mean a lot of hard work, but Don was determined to honor his commitment.

In June, Don took out an ad in the South Haven Daily Tribune announcing his opening:

"Simple courtesy is not out-of-date in the automobile business. [...]
We expect to be around, serving you, for a long time. [...]
We don't offer you any tricks, gimmicks - or something for nothing. We do pledge courtesy and consideration for all your needs. We promise to keep our promises.

All our people know that is the only way this dealership does business."

Each day, Don was up early, driving one hour from Vicksburg to open the dealership at 8am. Six days a week, he would put in a 12-hour day, locking up at 8pm to go back to his family in Vicksburg. He paid back his loan and maintained stability for his staff -- even cutting his own pay to ensure his employees were paid first.

Slowly the business grew as he earned the trust of his customers and got to know his community, eventually moving his family to South Haven. Don's two sons Ross and Mark were involved in the business from the beginning. Together, they worked almost every position in the dealership, and have since taken over as co-owners with their lifetime of experience.

Over the years, we have earned multiple awards for our remarkable customer service, been officially licensed as a Lincoln dealer, had many terrific employees, and remodeled our building 3 times, but Ross and Mark still hold the same values today as their father did back then. When we say what's right for you is what's right for us, this is what we mean. We know that buying a car is a big decision for everyone. Our goal is to help you find your way through that decision, with as much transparency as possible.

We keep the same attitude in our service, sales, parts, and body shop. We're not here to upsell you on something your car doesn't need. We're here to help you identify your vehicle's needs and then let you make the final decision.

Woodhams Ford in South Haven MI

We expect to be around, serving you, for a long time.


Contact Info

Woodhams Ford

1111 LaGrange St.
Directions South Haven, MI 49090

  • Sales: (269) 637-2137
  • Service: (269) 637-2137
  • Parts: (269) 637-2137

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sunday Closed