Kevin L. Hinkley Auto Tech

  • 3.4 of 5 stars
2 reviews

5269 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552, us

(510) 881-1052


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Has ASE certified mechanics
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Happily gives binding estimates
Specializes in Radiator work
Specializes in Engine Rebuild 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)
Mar 04, 2013
  • thesocialpet
I don't know the hourly rate. They work on all cars and are so friendly and sweet. They have given me rides home, even though I live in another city. This is the second generation running the shop. The Best! I know he listens to Cartalk. We have talked about some of the calls.
Nov 17, 2014
  • Zuizo
9/6/2013 Watch your wallet. I went here based on the good reviews and the claims that the owner runs an honest shop. I wanted to like this place because it is close to my home and convenient. Sadly, it was not meant to be. Kevin quoted $500 for an oil cooling line replacement. He had just finished another $500 job for me that I had not done a price check on so I decided to do a price comparison. The GMC dealer quoted the same oil cooling line replacement job for $325. Worse yet, I found out my original repair could also have been accomplished for $350 (instead of the $500 I paid). It appears that Kevin Hinkley Auto is charging for jobs at a rate that is 50% more than dealership prices Needless to say I will never go back. Their pricing is arbitrary and way too expensive.

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