Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech

                                                 5269 Crow Canyon Road Castro Valley, Ca 94552 

                                         (510) 881-1052

                             Open Monday-Friday 7AM-5:30PM





REAL Testimonials from REAL people!


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 team take care if my 3 cars and my RV. They are fair, do s great job, and are very

friendly. Love the ride home after dropping my car.

Linda H.


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.


Kevin and his crew have been servicing our cars since we moved to Castro Valley 24 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 to 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 20+ 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.  They have allowed me to do this.

Hazel J.


My 15+ 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 a generation

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 .  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 and 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


30+ years of Professional Automotive Repair