Started in 1968, we are a third-generation, family-owned and operated business.

Your Local Auto Repair Facility in Townsend, DE

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When it Comes to Your Car or Truck, Trust the Duck!

We are a third-generation, family-owned business that has been serving the M.O.T. (Middletown, Odessa, Townsend) area since 1968. We offer an unbeatable 2-year/24,000-mile warranty on mechanical repairs, as well as a lifetime guarantee on all collision repairs. What we hope will bring you back as a customer is the quality of our work, our variety of service and our attentive staff.

We love to work on all makes and models.

A Few Words from Our Customers

Patricia Hamill

I was on my way from Philadelphia to Lewes, Delaware when my oil light went on – the folks at Drake’s couldn’t have been more helpful to get me in right away, take care of my problem (which was more complicated than just adding oil), and get me back on the road. Not only did they take care of my problem, but they were incredibly friendly while doing so!

Mike Kemske

You won't get better, more affordable service anywhere else. Fred Drake Automotive values its customers and takes pride in the work they do. I have had nothing but great experiences with them, as they have done almost all the work needed on my BMW over the last 3 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Their service is 100% and top-notch.

We are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

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Auto Repair Services
Our philosophy is that performing your vehicle's factory scheduled maintenance is the best way to protect your investment. Our highly skilled and experienced technicians use state of the art technology and quality parts to keep your vehicle running at its peak. Our 2 year/24,000 mile warranty is included on all repairs to give you peace of mind.

If you are in need of a shop to handle your auto repair needs, our friendly team is happy to help you. Stop by, call, or schedule your appointment online. We service 4195 DUPONT PKWY TOWNSEND DE.

50th Anniversary!

Fred Drake Automotive, formerly Drake’s Body Shop and Fred Drake Salvage was founded by Fred Drake, Sr. of Newark, DE. The body shop was located in Wilmington and specialized in large trucks and fleet services. In 1987, he and his son Fred Drake, Jr. opened Fred Drake Salvage in Middletown, DE. After one year in business, they moved to our current address where we have evolved into a multi-faceted auto repair and auto recycling facility.

2 year/24,000 mile warranty

We offer an unbeatable 2 year/24,000 mile warranty on mechanical repairs, and a lifetime guarantee for all collision repair.

Trust is Key

At Fred Drake Automotive, we have over 40 years experience in the collision industry. Our goal is to make the repair process as simple and smooth as possible for our customers, while providing quality that can’t be beat. Free Towing.