Kevin L Hinkley Auto Tech

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews

5269 Crow Canyon Rd, Hayward, CA 94552, us

(510) 881-1052


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator work
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Sep 04, 1998
Well, there's the $1800 headlight story... We took our '87 Camry in for a headlight replacement, and $1800 later, we had a brake job, tires...some other stuff...and oh, yeah, a headlight. But the *moral* here is that, even though we took the car in for a headlight, these guys checked the car out completely, and the stuff they found really needed to be done. We also have an '81 Datsun Maxima. Kevin and his crew call it the "Car from Hell". It always needs something and I don't think schematics exist for it anymore, so I imagine it's hard to work on. But as much as they give me a hard time about this car (and they *do* give me a hard time) they always fix it up just great. The fact that it is still running after 17 years is testimony to their expertise and TLC. One thing I really like about them is that they treat me like a concerned car owner, not a dumb br--d. They're also really fun guys.
Oct 13, 2008
I greatly enjoy going to Kevin Hinkley's shop as he is the one mechanic that I feel that I can trust completely. I just took my Durango there for multiple problems and I was expecting a bill close to $1000. Kevin gave me an honest diagnosis and full explanation of everything that was needed to bring the Durango back up to top condition. He explained what needed to be done right now and what repairs could wait a little longer without any risk. I was able to get all of the necessary work done for under $200. Considering I'm unemployed right now, I was very happy. I highly recommend Kevin Hinkley's shop to anyone looking for an honest mechanic who does exceptional work.

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