Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech

5269 Crow Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94552
(510) 881-1052

Open Monday-Friday
7:30AM- 5:30 PM

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Testimonials
Many from Yelp.com and Google.com


Kevin Hinkley Auto Tech is the best shop I’ve encountered and I have lived in five states. Not only are the repairs completed timely and correct the first time but Kevin and his staff are honest, friendly and personable, taking the time to provide additional information, recommendations, and explanations. Until recently, I had a problematic Isuzu Trooper that Kevin helped keep on the road for an additional 7 years longer than I thought possible. Kevin Hinkley Auto Tech has always correctly diagnosed my vehicle issues and repaired the problem correctly the first time, which, I have learned, doesn’t happen at every repair shop. MORE...
                                                                                                                                       Nancy D.

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Kevin Hinkley has been a godsend! My step father was my trusted mechanic since my first car, until he passed away recently.  I didn't know where to go or who I could trust.  It took me 2 years of running into bad mechanics that ripped me off to finally find Kevin Hinkley Auto Tech!  Not only did Kevin fix my 13 year old car, but he explained to me what the problem was and made me feel very comfortable and welcome.  The prices are comparable and I finally found someone I can trust.  I found my mechanic! Thank you Kevin! :)

                                                                                                                                           Amanda V.

I started taking my car to Hinkley's Auto Tech about 5 years ago. A mechanic at another shop recommended Hinkey's to me since they didn't service my new type of car I had just bought. I have been ever so satisfied with their level of service and experience. Staff is friendly and helpful and I have always felt I have been told the truth by them as being a single woman I have worried about that at other shops. I can't say enough good things about Hinkley's!
Judy M.

I brought a family members vehicle to this shop. The service was great. I ended up purchasing tires at a reasonable price. With the oil change service, they performed a courtesy inspection, vacuumed my car, and cleaned the windows. They were also able to diagnose the slipping condition/road noise issue that the Hyundai dealership has been unable to diagnose repeatedly.
                                                                                                                                            Mike S.

Kevin and crew have been working on my cars for 8 years now. Both cars are still in great shape (165,000+ miles) due to the care Hinkley Auto Tech provides in both repairing any current issues and maintenance to prevent any major issues.I highly recommend them for fast and thorough repairs.
                                                                                                                                             Steve B.
For 20+ years I have had the pleasure of receiving great service from all the folks at Kevin's family owned and operated repair shop. Love you guys, keep up the good work!!                         
                                                                                                                                Becky H.                                                                         
                                                                                                     
Kevin and his crew have been servicing our cars since we moved to Castro Valley 25+ years ago. They are up to date on all the latest technology involved in the new models and are very professional in their dealings with customers. Often, we stop in for minor problems and they are happy to come to the rescue. They are like family to us; I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
Elaine L.
For the past decade, Kevin has been taking care of my mother's auto repair needs. He and his staff are professional, dedicated, and very sweet! We know her car is in top running order. This is a comfort, too as we live out of the area. Pricing is competitive, but more importantly, mom (and us) has the peace of mind that her car is running well. Thank you, Kevin and Staff!
Kathy P.
I tried this garage when I moved to Castro Valley 30+ years ago, as it is convenient to my home. I have not had reason to go elsewhere - they do the job and are cheaper than the dealer. They take care of my car so that I never feel concerned about it and they work with me to resolve problems when necessary. I let them know when I have a long car trip planned so they can check out the car and, if necessary, do some maintenance "ahead" of schedule (for example, if the tires should be replaced while I am on the trip, do it now). Peace of mind is what I want - my car is a tool for me and I do not wish to be concerned about whether it will work, and they have allowed me to do this.
Hazel J.


My 20+ years of experience with "Kevin Hinkley Auto Tech" in Castro Valley (affectionately called Hinkley's) is that they are the very BEST!!!   Hinkley's  is possibly the greatest business establishment in the State of California.  They are a family run shop that began over two generations ago.  In addition, the staff appear to one big highly skilled family.  I am very, very happy to be a customer of Kevin's because:
              *Older women are often easy targets for service companies, but they never take advantage (especially since  a woman ,Karen, works there!)
         *Since I headed the advice of co-workers and took my car to Kevin, I've been treated like a valued customer with the utmost respect & kindness.
*Since I live locally, a member of the staff has picked me up when I needed a ride.
*The workmanship is unsurpassed, bar none.
*No one has worked on my car since I bought it new in 2005,and it has never let me down.
*The charges are clearly explained and reasonable.
*The atmosphere is friendly but professional.
They consistently win awards for all of the above reasons. I highly recommend Kevin and his crew to anyone looking for an

experienced, honest and excellent auto repair shop.
Bev C
Kevin is always extremely helpful and thorough in his work. Most mechanics try to take advantage of you, but Kevin really does have your best interest in mind.
  Chinua M.