About Ray Shefska

Ray Shefska

My career in the retail automotive business started in 1977. Some aspects of the industry have evolved (information is more available than it was then, for example), while others are exactly the same. Your Automobile Advocate is my attempt to give back to the consumer. Buying a car doesn’t have to be anxiety inducing, stressful, or painful. Instead it can be confidence inspiring, fun, and convenient. Let me show you how.

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