About Fred Drake Automotive

Auto Repairs for Townsend and Beyond

If you’re looking for a local auto repair shop you can trust, consider Fred Drake Automotive. Since 1968, we’ve been providing our friends and neighbors in Townsend with dependable, trustworthy auto repairs. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, our service technicians are skilled at efficiently pinpointing solutions to problems, which can save you valuable time and money.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

At Fred Drake Automotive, our number-one goal is complete customer satisfaction. We focus every day on providing high-quality auto repairs coupled with top-notch customer service. Thanks to our many five-star reviews, we’re proud of our reputation as one of the Townsend area’s most trustworthy auto repair shops.

A True Alternative to the Dealer

Looking for an affordable alternative to the high prices at your local dealership? Fred Drake Automotive can help. Supported by a team of ASE-Certified technicians who receive ongoing training in auto repair services, we’re able to offer you dealership-quality knowledge and experience, without dealership pricing.

Technology to Get You Moving

Our technicians stay up to date on the latest automotive technology, utilizing professional, hands-on experience working with many vehicle types. We use the most current diagnostic equipment available, including original factory equipment, allowing us to often more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, it’s our mission to get you moving in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong.

Contact Us. We’re Here to Help!

We invite you to take a look around our website and learn more about what we do. Read the testimonials from some of our many happy customers, or find out more information on our specialties. Call or email us to inquire about how we can help with your specific automobile concern. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our business and our services.

A vehicle being worked on at the Wilmington location circa 1968.

Fred Drake, Sr. with a wrecked 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III.

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. The business is now in it’s third generation and is still family owned and operated. Our mission is to make our customers’ lives easier by being their one stop for all their automotive needs.