We're still open. See below for details.

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sun Closed
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For the safety and convenience of our customers we are offering a vehicle pick up and drop off service that will help us maintain no contact repairs. We understand that this is a tough time for a lot of families, and to assist our community out we are offering these deals to help make sure you have reliable transportation:
  • Conventional oil change $19.99
  • 10% off any service over $250
  • Repairs over $500 towing fee will be waived
  • Free a/c check
  • Free brake inspection
  • Free alignment checks
Automotive repair and maintenance facilities have been declared an essential operation during the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we will remain open and be here to serve you. Please know that our first concern is the safety of our employees and customers. During this time, we will take additional precautions in servicing your vehicle. These measures may include using a seat cover, steering wheel cover, and wiping down door and shift handles. We will also ensure sick employees stay home. We may close our waiting room. Please call ahead for the most current information, but know that we are here to serve you and keep your vehicle running during these difficult times. Thank you for being a Peoples Choice Auto Repair customer.


We're open! Dependable Auto Repair In Oak Ridge

Whether you need your brakes serviced, oil changed, battery replaced or other auto repairs, Peoples Choice Auto Repair in Oak Ridge is here to help. Save time by calling 865-272-3379 to schedule an appointment or just stop by at 106 Melton Lake Dr and drop your vehicle off at our repair shop.

Peoples Choice Auto Repair Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

ShopPeoples Choice Auto Repair is the automotive expert in Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Since, 2013 we've provided the Oak Ridge area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, BG Protection Plan, BG Roadside Assistance, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle , Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Emergency Roadside Assistance, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Expired Warranty Care, Fleet Brakes, Fleet Drive Train, Fleet Electrical, Fleet Electronics, Fleet Engine Work, Fleet Front End Services, Fleet General Services, Fleet Suspension Work, Fleet Tires, Fleet Wheel Services, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Hoses, Inspections and Emissions, Junk Car Removal, Machine Shop, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Oak Ridge area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.

Call Peoples Choice Auto Repair today at 865-272-3379! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!

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    What Our Customers Are Saying

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    The new management is amazing and has turned the place around! Would highly recommend them!

    , 09/01/2020

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    Great service not crooked honest mechanics

    , 08/13/2020

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    Was awesome !!! Great service & very reasonable$$$. I recommend them Highly !! I'm a customer for life.

    , 08/07/2020

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    Best mechanics around.

    , 05/28/2020

    I have a rather unusual vehicle for this area. It was a recent acquisition and has a lot of issues besides what it was brought in for. You guys took it on without complaint or even a shudder. You have an amazing team and some of the best attitudes of anyone I have ever dealt with in public. If anyone ever needs work done, this is the place to take your vehicle. I will NEVER use any other place again.

    , 03/30/2020

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    They are very professional, and they take the time to make sure all your vehicle needs are satisfied. And their shop foreman is master certified and has 21 years experience in the automotive field. Great group of guys.

    , 02/07/2020

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    I have nothing but great things to say about this company and their staff! I needed an oil change, brakes, and rotors. Not only did they pick my vehicle up from my job and bring it back they went above and beyond to save me money. There was a faulty part on my car, instead of replacing it and setting me back $1000, they researched and found the part was on "recall". They then took my vehicle to the dealership where said faulty part was replaced for free!! They didn't stop there though they took the vehicle back to the shop to double check everything was done as it should have been! On top of that they placed me in one of their vehicles so I didn't have to stress over how I would get around. They kept me up to date every day with what was going on. When I tell you the service they provided brought me to tears I mean it literally made me cry! Thank you Chris, Jessica, and the rest of the staff!

    , 02/07/2020

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    Wonderful service for simple and immediate repair. I own a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR, which is fairly low to the ground. Last night it snowed/rained significantly(there was about an inch of ice on the car this morning) and my car's skid plate (big plastic shield under the engine bay) was frozen to the ground. When attempting to reverse out of my parking spot, I inadvertently dislodged the back half of the skid plate, so that the back half of it was dragging on the ground, like a sled, with about 20-30 pounds of ice on it. Since the skid plate was only attached by a few of the front mounts (which are plastic screws), I really didn't want to drive far to get some sort of repair. Other places were either closed at 9 am, or weren't answering their phone, due to the bad weather. Initially, I tried R T Clapp Co, since they were closer, but none of their jacks/lifts would fit under my car. When I called Peoples Choice Auto Repair, they said they'd be able to start when I got there, and told me ahead of time that they may not be able to get parts, should they need it (since the NAPA delivery service may not be possible due to the ice), but that they would definitely be able to fix it so that the skid plate wouldn't be scraping against the ground. Once I arrived, they immediately started on my car. The mechanic had to use a heat-gun to melt the ice to get to all the mounting holes. After about 90 minutes, I was handed my keys and told that I was set. They had repaired the skid plate using fasteners that they had on-hand, but didn't charge me a dime, nor ask for compensation of any kind. For this reason, I feel compelled to write this glowing review about my experience. I would definitely recommend this business to others, and will very likely take my car there in the future, should it need repairs.

    , 02/17/2015

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    Recently brought in my daughters 1997 Honda Accord needing several different things (complete new breaks on front, radiator hose repairs and flush, oil change with engine flush. The staff was courteous and professional and the cost was reasonable. Highly recommend Peoples Choice Automotive.

    , 12/06/2016

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    The staff is friendly and helpful however they are pricey and I had to tighten most of the bolts holding my radiator in after they replaced it.

    , 03/25/2017

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    Chris runs a tight ship. His staff is well trained and professional. Prices are reasonable and I have always been happy with the completed job.

    , 04/14/2017

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    I have brought both of my vehicles here on several occasions. Will definitely bring them back in the future. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

    , 04/20/2017

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    Outstanding customer service, the owner gave me advice concerning a collision repair and the lady at the front desk was very polite and helpful.

    , 04/20/2017

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    Fair, fast, ethical, professional & caring. My bill went from $330 to $180; I went for a starter replacement, they quickly found I was wrong about the problem. Discovered a fuel leak, brought the part I needed from Knoxville, total stay of under 2.5hrs. This was the third time I went to them for help. When they did my head-gasket replacement a year ago, it was discovered that I needed an extra $200+ in parts due to cracked heads; they still honored the [$1200] original estimate..! Second time, my car died while driving, late at night. I called the mechanic's personal cell, they towed my car, and even offered me a ride home. Diagnosed & fixed the next day.

    , 08/01/2017

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    People's Choice has sometimes surprised me at the counter when things weren't entered into the computers right, however they've always made it right and done business honorably. They've had a few opportunities to leave me high and dry because of my car being in poor shape but they've always made sure I'm well taken care of. The first time I came here I needed an immobilizer repaired and every auto shop in town thought I was talking about getting a breathalyzer installed, but this was the only shop that actually knew what part I was talking about and was able to get it installed and fixed. Then when I had to get my power steering pump replaced, they were able to fix that and a few other problems from the last guy I had work on it (some crossed threads and improperly installed hoses), and they worked with me very generously on the price considering the parts that went into it. Chris is the owner, I've dealt with him a few times, and he does business the right way. I'll come here even if somewhere else quotes me a better price to know I won't get swindled and that things will be taken care of every time hands down.

    , 08/09/2017

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    Great place to have your car worked on great people

    , 09/24/2017

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    Fast response with wrecker, top of the line certified auto mechanic, great people.

    , 01/05/2018

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    Excellent customer service by Chris and his team of professionals. Highly recommended!

    , 11/29/2018

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    Chris and Eddie do good work... Highly recommend

    , 02/24/2019

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    Chris and his team are great

    , 07/02/2019

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    Always great service.

    , 07/05/2019

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    They went way above and beyond my expectations. The work was professional and completed faster than the usual. They are easy to talk to, they explained what they needed to do, they answered all my questions, they went out of their way to get me back on the road, they didn?t charge me a fortune, AND on top of all that they contacted me a couple days later to make sure everything was still working right. You can?t be beat that and I will definitely use their services again!

    , 07/11/2019

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    Great people, knowledgeable mechanics, they'll get your vehicle fixed, when they tell you they will. All around easy to deal with, very reasonable prices. Great owner!

    , 07/22/2019

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    The cleanest campground I have seen. Could be bigger camper area.

    , 08/02/2019

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    Great folks to deal with and highly recommended! Thanks so much to Chris & Nick for helping get my Mercedes back on the road!

    , 08/04/2019

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    Nick and the guys did a great job with my truck. Chris is the owner and is very knowledgeable with diesels. He set me up with a tune on the engine and transmission. More power, smoother shifting and better fuel economy.

    , 01/28/2020

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    Nice guys. Affordable and timely service. Tyvm

    , 09/27/2013

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    I would like to thank the knowledgeable staff! I asked the direction I should go in for some off road tires. Once they knew my wants they fixed me up perfect! Great price and they perform awesome off road! Had them in snow and mud already!! Great company to do business with!!!

    , 12/11/2013

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    I want to thank you for fixing my truck, I will recommend you to other people, you all are great.

    , 03/26/2015

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    We were hauling our fifth wheel camper to Rockwood, and the brake line broke. We called Peoples Choice that evening, and they scheduled us in the next morning, and had us up and going again very quickly, and were very reasonable! Thanks Guys, we really appreciate you!!!!

    , 10/03/2016

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    People Choice Auto is an awesome bunch of people. their work and the way they treat people is 2nd to none. Very reasonable priced. Thanks People Choice Auto for all your great work. Edward Mannuzza

    , 01/26/2017

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    I have been going to people for a while and I absolutely love them the staff is always friendly and straight forward about my car needs they even help by keeping recommended estimates on file and help remind you to do milestone maintenance. It also doesn't hurt when you wait you can appreciate the beauty of the classics in their lobby! Thanks guys! Keep up the good work!

    , 08/03/2017

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    People's Choice is the best car shop in the world! If you live in Kville, I recommend you go to this place in oak ridge! Great prices and great people!!!

    , 08/10/2018

    Great owner!
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    Great people, knowledgeable mechanics, they'll get your vehicle fixed, when they tell you they will. All around easy to deal with, very reasonable prices.

    , 09/10/2019

    They went way above and beyond my expectations.
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    The work was professional and completed faster than the usual. They are easy to talk to, they explained what they needed to do, they answered all my questions, they went out of their way to get me back on the road, they didn't charge me a fortune, AND on top of all that they contacted me a couple days later to make sure everything was still working right. You can't be beat that and I will definitely use their services again!

    , 07/20/2019

    Great folks to deal with and highly recommended!
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    Thanks so much to Chris & Nick for helping get my Mercedes back on the road!

    , 07/29/2019

    Chris and Eddie do good work... Highly recommend

    , 03/05/2019

    Highly recommended!
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    Excellent customer service by Chris and his team of professionals.

    , 01/24/2019

    Chris and his team are great

    , 08/23/2019

    Always great service.

    , 07/02/2019

    Courteous and Professional
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    Recently brought in my daughters 1997 Honda Accord needing several different things (complete new brakes on front, radiator hose repairs and flush, oil change with engine flush). The staff was courteous and professional and the cost was reasonable. Highly recommend Peoples Choice Automotive.

    , 02/06/2017

    Long-time Customer
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    I have brought both of my vehicles here on several occasions. Will definitely bring them back in the future. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

    , 10/07/2017

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    Tips

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

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