Oil Change Service in Townsend, DE

Engine Oil Change Essentials

Your vehicle’s engine is an assembly of hundreds of moving metal parts, altogether weighing between 200 and 500 pounds. Engine oil makes it possible for all those metal parts to slide past each other at high speed and high temperatures without destroying each other. Without oil, your engine will quickly overheat and fail. Regular oil change service at Fred Drake Automotive will prevent this from happening.

Any engine oil has a limited lifespan, whether a basic conventional oil or a more expensive full synthetic. While oils are specially formulated to resist oxidation, extreme temperatures and pressures will eventually break your engine oil down. It will burn and leave sludge deposits in critical areas of your engine. Left unchecked, a major loss of oil can easily destroy the engine of any car– Honda, Chevrolet and BMW alike.

Prompt Oil Changes for Long Engine Life

No matter what make of vehicle you drive, always use the automaker’s recommended oil change service interval as a guide. Your recommended interval may be 3000, 5000, 7500, or even 10000 miles, but this will depend on the type of oil and the way you drive. If you use a synthetic blend or full-synthetic oil, you might be able to slightly extend your oil change service interval. If you drive mostly short trips and in stop-and-go traffic, you should shorten that timeframe.

Talk to the professionals at Fred Drake Automotive, in business since 1968, to set up an oil change plan personalized to your vehicle, oil type and driving habits. If you want your engine to last a long time and pass emissions testing in Townsend and New Castle County, getting an oil change service on time, every time, is a solid start.

Get your oil change service from the trusted professionals at Fred Drake Automotive. Protect your engine!

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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.