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
  • 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

    🤩 Awesome Customer Service!
    When’s recent case issue occurred, I called around to find out who may be able to help me with the problem and I was referred to Oxford Automotive. I spoke with both the Powell and Delaware...
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    Yvette's Coaching

    Great Service! 😃

    On my way into work, while driving on the highway at about 70 miles per hour, my check engine light came on and then my car suddenly slowed down to about 50 miles per hour. This was a...
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  • I was recommended to Oxford Automotive by a friend and I am glad I chose them! They could not get my car in immediately but told me when I should bring it in and they got to it promptly. I... read more

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    sam furrer

    Very good service. They were upfront with what needed to be done. The service was quick.

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    Dee Aleshire

    As the new owners of a Leisure Travel Van RV on the Mercedes-Benz Diesel Sprinter 3500 chassis - it is important to us to have a high quality, reputable auto repair shop to provide service when it is necessary. ... read more

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    Doug and Bobbi
  • Joey and the Oxford team tackled a major task with our 1980 International Harvester Scout II.
    Joey sent me emails keeping me informed while the work was being done.
    I will definitely take my other vehicles to Oxford Automotive.

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    Mike Szymanski

    Oxford Automotive is very professionally run. They are very timely, and get the job done right. We've known James and his family for years. We previously used Oxford Automotive when they were only located in their Delaware location. Now that... read more

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    Scott Lowe

    Great customer service and attention to detail. Friendly staff and pleasant country location. Will be coming back.

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  • They fixed my vehicle without putting a new transmission in it. Yay!! Christian was very attentive and listened to what the problem was with my SUV. Very nice clean facility! Reasonable rates. Great people!

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    Julie Rayburn

    They are very nice and will take care of you and the car. They were able to make some quick repairs and turn the car around faster than expected. Slightly higher price than some of the other garages in the... read more

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    Jason Burch

    I highly recommend this place. They are honest with what needs to be done. They were the only ones that were able to fix my jeep that had an electrical short. Three other shops could not figure it out. And... read more

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    michell brown
  • Awesome experience. Everything so clean, and guys look so professional and very friendly. I’ll definitely be back. Thank you ??

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    cs crow

    First time I used Oxford’s service. I was able to schedule within two days for an oil change. I waited for the service, completed in about an hour. Informative staff, I plan on using their service for future maintenance.

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    Jeff Tanner

    Did a great job diagnosing and repairing my vehicle. Very professional staff. Will definitely use for any future repairs.

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    Brian Cardosi