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.
A vehicle being worked on at the Wilmington location circa 1968.
Fred Drake, Sr. with a wrecked 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III.
The Fred Drake Automotive Team.
A clean and comfortable waiting area.
Our Townsend location, established 1987.
What our Customers are Saying
I would trust any automotive diagnosis to Drake's Automotive. They have proven themselves excellent mechanics. And they are honest and fair in their diagnosis and pricing.
This was my first experience with this shop. I was very pleased with the whole thing. From how fas...