Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech

                                                 5269 Crow Canyon Road Castro Valley, Ca 94552 

                                         (510) 881-1052

                             Open Monday-Friday 7AM-5:30PM





Meet Our Mechanics!

We specialize in Asian, Domestic, and Hybrid cars and trucks. Our staff is ASE certified, members of Automotive Technician Associates (ATA) and has been regularly attending automotive classes at the CarQuest Training Institute (CTI) since 2004.


Kevin Hinkley

has 45+ years of experience in the automotive repair industry. His certificates include:

ASE Master Automotive Technician

engine repair
automatic transmissions
manual drive train
suspension and steering
electrical/electronic systems
heating and air conditioning
engine performance


ASE Advcancel Level Specialist

CA EA Smog Certified Technician

ICP UST system operator

Board Member of the Automotive Board of Chabot College Advisory Council


Ron Bridges

is the Manager at Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech, an US Army veteran from 1973-76, and has 37 years experience in the automotive industry. He is an ASE certified automotive technician, CA Smog Technician,  and serves as a Board Member of the Automotive Board of Chabot College Advisory Council. Since 2002, Ron has also been the President of East Bay's Automotive Technician Associates (ATA),  a non-profit organization addressing the continuing education for automotive technicians. 


Frank Kurowski

joined Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech when he graduated from Castro Valley High School in 2003. After completing automotive training at WyoTech in 2005, Frank became an ASE certificated automotive technician in brakes, steering/suspension, electrical, and engine repair, as well as a CA Licensed Smog Technician.








Chris Hinkley

is the son of Kevin Hinkley and has been in the automotive industry for over 12 years. He is ASE certified in engine repair, suspension and steering, and brakes.





Michael Shene

has been in the automotive trade for 11 years. As a WyoTech trained technician and service manager, Mike has worked as a wholesale manager for Autozone and CarQuest. Holding in ASE certification in parts, Mike moved back to automotive repair in 2013.

Karen Hinkley

has been working with her father, Kevin, since she was 14. During the school year she is a 4th grade teacher and during vacations she is back at Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech to do accounting and light mechanical work.


30+ years of Professional Automotive Repair