Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech

                                                 5269 Crow Canyon Road Castro Valley, Ca 94552 

                                         (510) 881-1052

                             Open Monday-Friday 7AM-5:30PM





In The News!

Hinkley Family Celebrates 30 Years of Repairing Cars

December 27,2014

By Robert Souza


Three generations of the Hinkley family pause to celebrate 30 years in business in Castro Valley. From left, John, Kevin, Karen and Chris.


It is something of a traditional rite of passage for the younger members of the Hinkley family to spend time sorting and

identifying nuts, bolts and tools. By the time they were 12 or 13, those kids were brought to the family’s Kevin L. Hinkley

Auto Tech shop in Castro Valley to help out with the clean-up chores while learning how to “wrench” cars. First generation

John Hinkley brought son Kevin, who in turn brought his daughter Karen and son Chris.“It’s a way of passing the business

on...and it’s cheap labor,” jokes the senior Hinkley, who ran the Chevron station at Center and Heyer back in 1968. In 1982,

Chevron sold its auto shop at 5269 Crow Canyon Road to the Hinkley’s and they’ve been there ever since.

“I am blessed to have a job I love,” he said of his three decades in the car repair business where he deals with second and

third generations of customers. “We have a personal thing with our customers; they aren’t just numbers to us.” John and Kevin

agree their town has treated them well over the years and look forward to Karen and Chris to carry on

the tradition.




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