Auto Repair in Clayton, DE

Clayton, DE

Clayton is a small town situated mostly in Kent County, Delaware, extending into New Castle County, all part of the Dover metropolitan area. Covering a land area of less than two square miles, Clayton is home to nearly 3,200 people.

The town is named for John Middleton Clayton, who served in the mid-19th century as a U.S. Senator from Delaware before and after a short term as U.S. Secretary of State. Originally a railroad hub, Clayton today is primarily a residential community housing many Dover, Newark and Wilmington commuters. Route 6 is the main road through Clayton, heading west to Blackiston and east to Smyrna.

Auto repair is inevitable, and Fred Drake Automotive is ready to serve the needs of Clayton drivers. In business since 1968, it’s our mission to be the leading provider of multifaceted automotive solutions, through our focus on quality, diligence and timeliness. Our team aims to build a trusting working relationship by consistently exceeding customers’ expectations. We look forward to seeing you at our location in nearby Townsend. When it comes to your car or truck, trust the duck!

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.