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
  • Ben and Amy were very helpful and mechanic was very knowledgeable. Absolute clean shop and respectable people

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    Bobby Nothstine
    9/11/2020

    Very easy to do business. I was kept informed about everything along the way.

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    Corey Vaughn
    9/10/2020

    I always appreciate their thoroughness. They are always my first “go to” company for all of my vehicles.

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    Daryl Wicker
    9/06/2020
  • Was very professional and always kept me up to date on the work. And has a great warranty on all work.

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    Craig Hoy
    9/05/2020

    I have nothing but the best to say about Ben, Amy and the team at Oxford. I paid for a post purchase inspection of a used vehicle that I bought, and they diagnosed a number of issues, but also brought... read more

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    Matthew Vaughan
    9/04/2020

    Great experience! Ben is a great guy and led me on the right path with my car. Will definitely be a return customer!

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    Zach Powell
    9/04/2020
  • I've gone to the Oxford shop in Powell before, and they also have excellent service, but but they were booked up and directed me to the Delaware shop for my latest issue. I was able to get my car in... read more

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    Jared Newbold
    9/03/2020

    I have taken my Jaguar in twice and both times received excellent service! Matt and Joey were fantastic!
    Will continue to bring my vehicle in for services needed!

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    Kelly Grimm
    9/02/2020

    As always, our experience with Oxford was great. The team is honest, professional and friendly. I never feel like they’re trying to scam me into extra services or making me feel like my “car must be fixed or else...(insert tragic... read more

    Eric Mayer Avatar
    Eric Mayer
    9/02/2020
  • Excellent service, knowledgeable technicians, and honest people. I wish more businesses were like Oxford.

    Ben Morrison Avatar
    Ben Morrison
    8/28/2020

    I took my 2014 Elantra in last year after getting a high quote from the dealer for general maintenance. Oxford Automotive was able to do everything that was needed for about $600 less.

    Most recently I took my 2016 Elantra....
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    Alissa Gates
    8/28/2020

    Oxford Automotive is nestled between railroad tracks and cornfields just outside Delaware, and is the nicest automotive repair shop I have ever patronized. The customer waiting area is clean as a doctor's office and it has a little library... read more

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    Wilson Gonzalez
    8/22/2020
  • This was my first time working with Oxford Automotive. I had much work to be done and they were able to help me out in a timely matter. While leaving my car in the shop I was able to pay... read more

    Asia Temple Avatar
    Asia Temple
    8/13/2020

    The check engine light was on in my BMW 528 Xi and my wife took the car to several major repair facilities. The code showed a lean air from intake system. We were told to pay a big number... read more

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    Yixin Lin
    8/07/2020

    Took my car here after it flooded from heavy rain and they did a fantastic job with everything. Both the shop and I were having issues getting in contact with my insurance company and my car ended up being here... read more

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    Morgan Althouse
    8/04/2020