Auto Repair in Smyrna, DE

Smyrna, DE

The town of Smyrna straddles Kent and New Castle Counties in central Delaware, part of the Dover metropolitan area. Covering a land area of six square miles, Smyrna is home to more than 11,000 people.

Originally known as Duck Creek Cross Roads, the town was renamed in 1806 after the Ancient Greek seaport in present-day Turkey. Smyrna was originally a shipping center along the Duck Creek, the most important port between Wilmington and Lewes. Today, Smyrna nurtures a small-town environment while maintaining hundreds of historic structures, notably the Smyrna Opera House. Residents also embrace technology under the motto, “Always Marching Forward.”

Auto repair is inevitable, and Fred Drake Automotive is ready to serve the needs of Smyrna 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.