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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s always hard to know who to trust when it comes to my vehicle. And one of my pet peeves is when mechanics treat us laypeople condescendingly. But the professionals at Oxford are fantastic. Not only were they easy to... read moreChad Grigsby6/02/2021
While camping nearby, my window regulator failed. With a rainstorm coming, I Googled nearby repair and was fortunate to find Oxford. They were quick and courteous, even finding and performing preventive maintenance that saved me from future problems. With the... read moreMarie Christiano6/02/2021
I took my car to Oxford for an ongoing problem. Over the course of 2 years I took it to 4 other places and nobody could diagnose the problem. It kept getting worse and after the last round of costly... read moreJennifer Downey6/01/2021
Had abs warning lights on and they fixed what needed fixed. Very nice people and efficient and quick. Will definitely use them again
Thank youJudy Castle5/24/2021
The service is always professional there. We have. Been using them for years and they are an honest and excellent shop to do business with.Shane Vermillion5/18/2021
Extremely clean shop with very helpful staff. I came in for an alignment & to have some tires mounted on an extra set of wheels I had. The services were preformed well above my expectations. I cannot recommend Oxford enough!Owen Nichols (Fd3rsrz)5/17/2021
Second time we have used their service for Jag convertible. Received excellent, professional service. We give them a 10!Carolyn Bowen4/26/2021
I was impressed with the quick turn around of both the quote and the service (next morning). Fair pricing and polite professional staff. Highly recommend.Bret Blakley4/26/2021
Awesome and honest service! They have the best communication with customers! I will return for future maintenance / repair!YZ W4/23/2021
Good Technicians that know what they are doing. They found that 2 of my brand new tires were defective. I took my van back to where I bought he tires and that placed replaced them for free. 2 previous trips... read moreMartin Schultz4/05/2021
We have used Oxford Automotive since moving to Ohio. They have been honest, professional, and there has never been a problem with any of their work. In addition, their employees have been kind and caring to our family as we... read moreCheryl Taylor3/25/2021
Oxford Automotive personnel were very competent, friendly, and were very fair-priced. They got the job done on time, and even offered a “loaner” vehicle, if we needed it.
I would highly recommend Oxford Automotive!
Good people!Dennis Shireman3/12/2021
I would absolutely use their service again. I knew some things were wrong but I drove up from Florida and had no coolant left by the time I got to Ohio. There was a plastic tea with metal lines coming... read moreValora Brown2/22/2021
I can't say enough about this place. I have never had a bad experience here. Every time I come in for service they are fast, kind, and their prices are good. I'm not saying cheap because car repairs are never... read moreRay Kiff2/18/2021
I had the front wheel bearings replaced on my 2014 Ram 1500. Oxfords did a great job with the repair and got my truck done when they said they would with no issues. I would recommend they’re services to anyone!
Great... read moreRon Ritch2/17/2021