Independence Automotive Accessories by Mr. Gasket
Mr. Gasket automotive parts are available to you in Independence, MO at Chux Trux! Find all the Mr. Gasket accessories you need including Air Cleaner Assembly, Carburetor Gasket, Engine Full Gasket Set, Exhaust Collector Gasket, Exhaust Header Bolt, Exhaust Header Gasket, Exhaust Manifold Gasket Set, Head Gasket, Intake Manifold Gasket, Oil Breather Cap, Oil Pan Gasket Set, Valve Cover Bolt/Stud, Valve Cover Gasket Set, Valve Cover Set, Water Pump Pulley, and much more!
About Mr. Gasket
The Prestolite Performance Group is the only stop you need to make for all of your automotive performance needs. We are a manufacturer, not just a re-distributor of products. We conceptualize, develop, manufacture and market our products in our own facilities, where actual enthusiasts are involved in the process first-hand. Our alliances with proven top engine builders and performance product development specialists have allowed us to offer the most high-tech products available. With a few diversified brands in our family, we offer a wide spectrum of race-proven products to make your car look better and go faster. From ignition products to gaskets, suspension, clutches and everything in between, weve got your performance needs covered. What sets us apart as a company in the automotive industry? Many things come to mind, but most importantly is our knowledgeable team of employees. They are qualified and dedicated professionals who are experts in the automotive industry, and most are racers and enthusiasts themselves. People with first-hand interest and knowledge of this industry, who create and apply new concepts based not only on research and numbers, but on personal experience and hands-on know-how. Our staff of enthusiasts applies their knowledge to product engineering, research and development, product management, and marketing services. Members of our technical service group have an average tenure exceeding fifteen years. Thats not just dedication to a career, thats commitment to something they truly believe in.
About Chux Trux
Chux began as an idea back in 1990. At the time there were very few automotive accessory stores and mini trucks were very popular. I was a mini truck enthusiast. After working in the world of auto parts for most of my life and after that the cell phone business and part time pin-chaser in a bowling alley, I put together a business plan using books from the library, consulted with some guys I knew from a local wholesale automotive supplier and started going to banks for funding. I visited quite a few banks but after about 9 months, I was granted an SBA backed loan and started looking for buildings. After a long search I ended up at a small shop that sat way back off the road in Independence, Mo. on the east side of Kansas City. The building had been a Taylor Rental store (division of Stanley Tools) and Taylor had many years remaining on the lease even though they had closed the store. On June 1, 1991 Chux Trux opened for business. The first day I sold 1 bugshield. That’s all. The first month we totaled 12,000 in sales. Same the second month. There was one other employee at the time but he didn’t always show up for work. After a month went by, I let him go. For the next two months I sold and installed everything. The business was growing. In September, Shawn Shipers wandered in and we hit it off. I asked him if he needed a job and he said yes. He was from Pattonsburg, Mo. I had never heard of it. Today, we have grown to multiple locations with over 2 dozen employee’s, including a commercial division selling B2B including car dealers, contractors, municipalities and more.