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865-272-3379 | 106 Melton Lake Dr

4X4 SERVICES

4X4 SERVICES, Oak Ridge, TN

The technicians at Peoples Choice Auto Repair have years of experience working on standard 4-wheel drive (4x4) vehicles as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. AWD is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system (all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously) that employs a center differential that allows each tire to rotate at different speeds.



We understand the special needs of these vehicles. These are some of the services we offer.


Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Peoples Choice Auto Repair.

Differentials
The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly. Contact Peoples Choice Auto Repair today for differentials examination and servicing.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at Peoples Choice Auto Repair, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts
A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs. Let Peoples Choice Auto Repair replace your worn out hubs today.

Properly working seals provide oil and grease sealing - offering enhanced performance in a wide range of temperatures and environments. Worn out or warped seals allow external contaminants to enter the bearing unit or let lubricant escape from the unit. This ultimately leads to premature failure of the bearing unit. To keep out contamination and retain lubricant in the bearings, have the seals replaced with new ones. To have the seals replaced by experts, contact or visit Peoples Choice Auto Repair today.

Studs are the threaded fasteners that hold on the wheels of your truck. The wheel studs are permanently mounted on the wheel hub through the brake disk or brake drum. To secure the wheel, nuts (lug nuts) are fastened over the stud. Stripped wheel studs can be quite dangerous. Damaged wheel studs should be replaced with new ones immediately. To have your truck's wheel studs replaced with high quality ones, call 865-272-3379 or visit Peoples Choice Auto Repair today.

A wheel nut or lug nut is a fastener for securing a wheel on the hub. A set of lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to the threaded wheel studs (which are fixed to a wheel hub). Worn out nuts means one thing - the wheel is not fixed securely on the vehicle which puts the vehicle at the risk of rolling over. To have your truck's wheels securely fastened to the hub, contact or visit Peoples Choice Auto Repair in Oak Ridge, TN 37830 today.

Transfer Cases
A transfer case is a part of a four wheel drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with a set of gears, but the majority of transfer cases manufactured today are chain driven. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts. Trust the automotive experts at Peoples Choice Auto Repair for all your transmission repairs.

Transmissions
Transmission repair is not something to take lightly. The transmission is connected to key parts of your vehicle and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent transmission damage. Typical transmission issues that may lead to repair may include shifting issues, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on. If you are concerned that you may need transmission repair, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment at Peoples Choice Auto Repair today.

Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. Peoples Choice Auto Repair can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.



To learn more about our 4x4 services, call us at 865-272-3379 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What Our Customers Are Saying

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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
reviewiconBrakes, near Oak Ridge, TN

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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