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.
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
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 moreDerek Stout2/15/2021
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!Sean Power2/01/2021
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 moreAdam Wakeland2/01/2021
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 moreJeromy Laux1/29/2021
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 moreL R1/26/2021
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 moremichele mercer1/22/2021
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 moreBen Minister1/15/2021
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 moreJordan Acer1/15/2021
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!!Muata Fisher1/15/2021
Our experience with Oxford Automotive was, hands down, the best vehicle repair experience we’ve ever had. The folks at Oxford were communicative, friendly, and patient with all our questions. They performed the work in a timely manner and saved us... read moreMatt Laurich1/14/2021
Oxford is great to work with! Always friendly, patient, and they keep me informed of progress. I trust them to always do a good job, charge a fair price, and find ways to keep costs to a minimum. It’s worth... read moreMark Pitstick1/13/2021
Hands down the best auto repair experience I’ve ever had! They were incredibly thorough with my vehicle, sent multiple pictures and updates along the way, and fully transparent with cost and price. I will use them for any vehicle I... read moreRobbie Lindeman1/08/2021
Love Oxford! The people are friendly and honest. Quality work for good prices! Just what you need in a vehicle repair shop!!!Beth Moore1/06/2021