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David Espinoza

David Espinoza
Phone: 510.723.6653
Email: despinoza@chabotcollege.edu

I started working on cars at an early age of 12 with my father. I joined the US Army in 1979 and completed 1 year of automotive and diesel training. I did eventually end up specializing in gasoline engines and power trains while in the military for 4 years. I attended Sequoia institute in 1986 and took classes’ full time. I completed the program in 1986 and worked at my first job for two years as a lube/smog tech at Oil Changers and eventually managed my own location.
I worked for Grand Auto for two years as a smog technician and then eventually managed my own location. From there I went to Montgomery Ward’s and stayed for 10 years. I was a lead smog technician then worked a s a regional trainer for 8 locations. I specialized in smog failures and drivability diagnosis.
I was an independent contractor for two years and performed drivability diagnosis for several shops including:

  • Guaranteed Muffler and brakes and automotive
  • Marks Transmissions and Auto Repair
  • Amaral’s Mufflers and Auto repair
  • Bay Cities auto Auction
  • Cat’s radiators and Automotive repair
  • Bob’s Repair Service

I eventually started teaching full time for Eden Area ROP in Hayward, Ca since June of 2004. I started teaching part time for Chabot College in Hayward, ca in 2002008.
I have the following ASE Certifications:

  • A1 Engine Repair 
  • A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle 
  • A4 Suspension and Steering 
  • A5 Brakes 
  • A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems 
  • A8 Engine Performance 
  • L1 Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

I am currently a State of California Smog certified technician.

I belong to ASCCA & CAT. I actively participate in the SkillsUSA organization both with Eden ROP and Chabot College. I have been a martial arts instructor since 1994 and a student of the class since 1974.

“You can only keep what you have by giving it away!”
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