Auto Repair in Townsend, DE

Townsend, DE

The small town of Townsend is located in northern Delaware, in New Castle County. It covers just one square mile of land, home to a modest population of 2,300 people.

Townsend was incorporated in 1885, with a local economy built on selling agricultural produce through the Delaware Railroad. The town today remains largely agricultural with plenty of rural land and local produce. The Townsend Historic District includes more than 200 buildings, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A comprehensive development plan has been created for land preservation, while residents remain enthusiastic to cultivate their “small-town community.”

Auto repair is inevitable, and Fred Drake Automotive is ready to serve the needs of Townsend 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 on South Dupont Parkway in 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.