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.
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 moreDavid Neal9/02/2021
Service was very professional and best price in town! I had an oil change but they went above and beyond! They checked my car from bumper to bumper and told me what repairs are needed, explaining everything to me! Atmosphere... read moreLaurie Parks8/20/2021
I went to Oxford Automotive for an oil change, tire rotation and new wiper blades. When they checked my oil they found it to be full and looked good. They informed me I did not need an oil change at... read moreTraci Nolan8/19/2021
Everyone from the office, front desk, to the technicians are professional, kind and take time to explain things. Things are done in a timely manner. I had to leave my car there and they had a loaner for... read moreKimra Sutton8/16/2021
This was my first time using Oxford Automotive, and I am so glad we chose them. I bought my daughter her first car two weeks ago from a "dealership" in Galloway, and less than 3 days later it started having... read moreEmily Moran8/13/2021
I would recommend this business. Great service great prices. They were very accommodatingChristi Roupe8/13/2021
They did excellent work on my brakes after receiving multiple inconsistent quotes and details from other places. Also there was a vibrating noise under the car that even the dealership could not resolve got fixed by them. The car drove... read moreFrancis Bugyei8/06/2021
I brought my car in for an oil change, because of a flying sent in the mail. The service was extremely thorough. They gave me a detailed list of things that needed work, but I didn’t feel pressured which is... read moreThea Montgomery8/05/2021
Where to even begin? Oxford automotive is hands-down the best automotive repair shop I have ever experienced! In a nutshell, you bring your car to them, they email you within hours with a full diagnostic of your entire car, not... read moreMonique Vaughn8/05/2021
Oxford provided me a very detailed report of repair suggestions for my car. They explained to me in a fashion I could understand. No pressure. My car running very good after the work they did.Rudy Melchor8/05/2021
Great customer service, great prices, great people! I like everything about Oxford. They are honest and transparent about what needs done to your car and don't try to upsell you on needless repairs. My car feels like a different car... read moreJoshua Mack7/20/2021
This shop proves to me once again that I dont ever need to go back to the dealership! Oxford auto has amazing service. The entire center is fantastically clean, with plenty of snacks and coffee to keep you busy. The... read morenick samoyloff samoyloff7/06/2021
Oxford was able to take care of my vehicle in a very cost effective manner installing a factory brake upgrade of large rotors and calipers and a factory exhaust without paying the dealer markup. I’ve had these components now for... read moredavid brown7/01/2021
This is about the 4th time I used Oxford. They are very customer oriented, honest and competitive in pricing. If you are looking for an excellent auto service… Oxford gets my vote!!!Patti Caudill6/24/2021
I have been using Oxford since they moved to Powell. Absolutely top notch. Transparent and honest. Will continue to use them moving forward every time I need something done. Great small business. Recommend for anyone looking... read moreBrad Koesters6/24/2021