Performance Exhaust offers discounted prices

Chuck McGhee owns Performance Exhaust and Tire which opened a year ago at 2017 N. Ellsworth Ave. He offers discounted prices for exhausts, mufflers, brake work, tires and light mechanical work. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

SALEM — His business card says, “Exhaust, tires, brakes.” When Chuck McGhee opened Performance Exhaust and Tire at 2017 N. Ellsworth about a year ago, he wasn’t out trying to impress anyone.

“I’ve worked on cars my whole life. I opened this place. Some places, it’s crazy what it costs. When I’m here, I treat people right.”

A 1984 Salem High School graduate, McGhee said that while he worked in construction for years, he has always worked on cars.

He said, “I’ll work on the car. I try to get people good service for a good price.

“I’m not going to compromise integrity to make a buck. If nothing else, I’m straight.”

His large, two-bay shop handles muffler work, brakes, shocks, tires and light mechanical work.

He sells all brands of exhausts and can fit entire systems or build them for a custom jobs and muscle cars.

“I can get anything … nothing I can’t get or do with my distributors all over the U.S.,” he said about obtaining parts and tires.

“It’s just a quiet little business keeping the overhead down so I can keep costs down.

“I can normally do stuff for less than half than anyone else on a complete exhaust. I don’t mark everything up, most of the time I sell parts at cost.”

He added, “People are in and out of here for exhausts and we do it cheap.”

McGhee handles all major brands of tires.

“We sell at cost. We charge for mounting and balancing and we don’t charge anything else. My prices include everything but tax. There’s no mark up on tires, they’re sold at cost.”

McGhee said doing a job for him means “trying to do it as cheaply as I can” and he added, “I like helping people.”

For more information, call Performance Exhaust & Tire 2017 N Ellsworth, 234-567-4935.