Our roots run deep. My dad started repairing cars for his friends and neighbors from our farm in the 1970s. It's that spirit that still drives today.

Who we are

Oxford Automotive was founded in 1979 to provide honest solutions in automotive repair. James Church, owner, joined his father in 1991 and continues to hire skilled technicians that find honest solutions for your repair needs. James is an ASE Master certified in all eight areas of technician competence. He has an L1 advanced engine performance certification as well.

Our Philosophy

Simple, communication throughout the process. Your mechanic will let you know what services your vehicle needs to be reliable and in good running order. We always give you the estimated cost of the work before it is performed, along with a report on the potential variables that could be outside of our control during the repair, so you can make informed decisions about investing in your vehicle service.

5339 Maloney Road, Delaware, OH 43015

We want your trust, and this how we earn it.

Honest communication about your vehicle’s needs and condition.

Answering all of your questions to the best of our ability; if we don’t know, we’ll find out. Every time we service your vehicle, we perform a 25 point inspection. Keeping up-to-date on changes in technology Providing a 3 year / 36,000 mile guarantee on the services & parts. Convenience, we make your automotive service as easy as possible with extra options like our PT Cruiser Program, Delivery & Pick-Up Service to your home or work.

Our Roots

Richard and Nancy Church bought the 55-acre farm located at 5339 Maloney Road, three miles south of Ashley in 1960, moving their family to the farm in 1965, from Marion, Ohio. Richard farmed and did car repair work on the side for neighbors and friends until 1979 when he retired from farming and started repairing cars full-time. He named the business Oxford Automotive after Oxford Township in which the business resides. With six children still at home, Richard worked hard at fixing whatever a customer needed done, whether it was a lawn mower, full size farm tractor, body work, welding, or mechanical automotive repair. He earned the trust of his customers by fixing the problem (working usually by himself) no matter how much effort it took. Working out of one service bay, he worked long hours and allowed his "tag along" 5-year-old son, James, to watch and play in his own little shop up over Dad's office. Richard worked the business for twenty-one years, supporting his wife and family, seven children in all, and built a reputation as a hardworking, honest businessman. His son James who had worked with him for nine years took over ownership of the business in January of 2000 when Richard was ready to retire. Richard and Nancy Church still live on the property.

From Father to Son

James' nine years of working with his father started upon his graduation from Buckeye Valley High School in 1991. The years that James spent working together with his father are some of the best and most meaningful times of his life. Learning a trade skill, as well as lessons about life, were invaluable as James got to know his father better and was able to learn from his experience. In 1996, James earned his Master Automobile Technician Certification through ASE. In his years at Oxford Automotive, James continues to obtain valuable outside training to stay up-to-date on all of the new technology required for success in the automotive repair industry. James married Rachel in 1997, and God has blessed their family with nine children.

5339 Maloney Road, Delaware, OH 43015
  • First time we’ve used Oxford Automotive. We’re new to the area so we called around and decided to go here. We’re glad we did! Communication was excellent. Their estimate system is detailed and easy to understand. Pricing was fair... read more

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    Mark Stringer
    1/14/2022

    If I could give them 10 stars I would!! As a single women, mechanic's aren't always the easiest to work with. I've been using Oxford for 5+ years and will always uses them. They talk things out and make... read more

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    Sara Miller
    1/12/2022

    Love this crew! One of my favorites is that they will pick up and drop off my car! even though I lived about an hour away. I went to 3 other well known mechanic shops and none of them assessed... read more

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    Paul Yorde
    1/12/2022
  • Amazing mechanic shop with the best communication. Christian was great! He really cared about the worries I had with my car and told me I could bring it in the same day. Dylan was also great at communicating what was... read more

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    Wren K
    1/06/2022

    They were amazing each step of the work. They got me in immediately, diagnosed the problem and had it fixed very quickly. Christian kept me updated and was great to work with. Very top notch company that... read more

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    Stephen Norris
    12/22/2021

    Fast, friendly and super clean. Gorgeous countryside in Delaware location. A place I could hang if I had no car repair needed! Oh, and good coffee!

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    Michele Savaunah Zirkle
    12/21/2021
  • I am 63 years old, love my cars and make best efforts to make sure they are well cared for. I think Oxford is head and shoulders above any shop I have ever taken my car to. Very professional, do... read more

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    Jeffrey Harpster
    12/14/2021

    Great people. I couldn't get a rental. They let me use 1 of their loaner cars. If I have car problems again. I will go to Oxford.

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    Todd Dunlap
    12/01/2021

    I will tell all my family and friends to go to Oxford Auto. I was very impressed by how fast I was able to get the diagnosis and how quick I got my car back. They took care... read more

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    Chris Guerra
    11/24/2021
  • Everyone is always very polite, professional & does an awesome job. I never have any issues with the work they perform. They always explain & show me any issues they find, so I understand.

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    chuck lewis
    11/17/2021

    I took my Lexus to Oxford for a 120K mile check up. They made the necessary repairs but a day after I brought my car home, I started shaking if I drove over 25 mph. I let Oxford... read more

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    Jane Gray
    11/15/2021

    I had a fantastic experience at Oxford! They’re professional and helpful, which is a breath of fresh air. After years of being disappointed by chain auto repair spots I am so pleased that I don’t have to bring her right... read more

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    Sarah Phillips
    11/14/2021
  • We love Oxford Automotive. They were extremely thorough on the services they provided for my daughters vehicle prior to going to college. I was comfortable sending her to drive a couple hundred miles away because I knew her car was... read more

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    Jennifer Rehklau
    10/13/2021

    It is difficult to find a good auto repair shop with competent mechanics. Oxford Automotive exceeded my expectations in every way. Outstanding service, dependability and professionalism. I will return for future repairs that might be needed... read more

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    Lisa Borthwick
    10/12/2021

    Oxford Automotive doesn’t feel retro because of the decor. It feels retro because they put the SERVICE back in Auto Service and Repair. Not trying to be cheesy, but Jeff and Ben went above and beyond with communication and explanation.... read more

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    David Neal
    9/02/2021