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
  • 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 more

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    Martin Schultz
    4/05/2021

    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 more

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    Cheryl Taylor
    3/25/2021

    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!

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    Dennis Shireman
    3/12/2021
  • 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 more

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    Valora Brown
    2/22/2021

    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 more

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    Ray Kiff
    2/18/2021

    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!
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    Ron Ritch
    2/17/2021
  • Trust, it's one word but says it all. Professionals at every level, Oxford Automotive started my experience with them by honoring a part warranty for something that they did not originally install, with a $ zero dollar cost... read more

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    Derek Stout
    2/15/2021

    This shop has been my mechanic for a long time. They are always very professional, with clear, thorough communication. Their diagnostic services are top notch and they always good care of my car!

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    Sean Power
    2/01/2021

    Ben and his team at Oxford have yet again exceeded my expectations! Started with the loaner car, the constant texts or phone calls about the status of the work or just making everything easy not to mention the value of... read more

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    Adam Wakeland
    2/01/2021
  • They were all around amazing! I’ve had a rough go around with different auto mechanics. This mechanic proved to be highly professional and efficient. Excellent communication and quality service. I am extremely grateful for the excellent work they did on... read more

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    Jeromy Laux
    1/29/2021

    I can’t say enough how impressed I am with the level of customer service and knowledge of Oxford Automotive’s staff. They are friendly, efficient and by far the best price in the area. I highly recommend giving them... read more

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    L R
    1/26/2021

    Great communication and very professional. I’d had a dealer service department tell me that I needed to replace tires and took my vehicle here for a second opinion from a friends recommendation. And surprisingly learned that the tires still had... read more

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    michele mercer
    1/22/2021
  • I found Oxford via a Google search. It seemed like they really pushed for people to write positive reviews. So I was skeptical. (Companies can't win! Very positive reviews, skeptical. Negative review, not considered.) It turns out the experience was... read more

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    Ben Minister
    1/15/2021

    I received a flyer from Oxford Automotive sometime after I moved into the area (June 2020) and stuck it in my briefcase for future reference. When I came time for my next oil change I pulled out the flyer and... read more

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    Jordan Acer
    1/15/2021

    My family loves using Oxford Automotive! They are professional, courteous and experienced. When you drop your vehicle off, you know it's in great hands!
    Great job Oxford team!!

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    Muata Fisher
    1/15/2021