Mike Bachara

Mike Bachara

Mike is the Owner of Pro Count West and has been involved in the automotive industry his entire life. His motive to pursue a career in this industry stemmed from his passion for cars and his father’s business. He enjoys helping his clients maintain their automotive parts inventories and has a great deal of knowledge to share about managing automotive parts departments and inventory.

Recent Posts

January 5, 2021

Build a Better Automotive Parts Inventory System in 2021

A new year is always a time to rethink the previous year and start fresh to optimize your business. With 2020 being a year of upheaval and disruption, everyone is looking forward to work and home life returning to normal as soon as possible.

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December 1, 2020

How Your Year-End Inventory Affects Your Business’s Taxable Income

Inventory counts are an important part of managing your automotive parts inventory for many reasons. It helps …

  1. Minimize theft 
  2. Identify obsolescence 
  3. Determine the turnover of each SKU 
  4. Ensure your records are up to date

When you can, you should try to do multiple counts per year, even if you’re just focusing on the items that cause you the most grief. But if you do decide to only do one, it should be at year end. And that’s because the year-end inventory is what gets your records ready for tax season.

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November 3, 2020

There’s An Easier Way To Do A Monthly Reconciliation

Are recurring discrepancies a problem for your automotive parts inventory? It’s a problem many Parts Departments must deal with. Luckily, there is an easy way to improve …

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September 30, 2020

6 Tips To Put Your Automotive Parts Inventory in Better Order 



When you do a good job managing your company’s automotive parts inventory, it can sometimes feel like nobody notices. 

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August 25, 2020

Easy Ways To Solve 3 Common Auto Parts Inventory Issues

There are a lot of problems you can run into when managing an automotive parts department. 

While some problems are unavoidable no matter how organized you are, there are some big problems that can be easily fixed with a few small changes.

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August 10, 2020

4 Major Auto Parts Inventory Projects to Focus On

Times have been tough for businesses across the country. Reduced hours, less customers, adjusted operating procedures. But the world is slowly getting back to normal. And that means soon your automotive shop will be reopening full time (if it hasn’t already). 

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July 3, 2020

3 Ways Automotive Parts Management Improves Your Bottom Line

You are always looking for ways to increase your bottom line. Sourcing better prices, looking for alternative vendors. While these are an important part of increasing revenues, there is one other way to increase your profits. 

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May 15, 2020

Now Is The Time To Get Your Parts Department Organized

Lower revenues, fewer customers, more regulations and requirements - COVID is doing a number on many of our businesses but there is a silver lining…

If your business is slow and you are opting for reduced hours, now might be the time to get to some of those projects you don’t usually have time to do – reorganizing inventory, completing parts reconciliations or training staff on best practices. 

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April 27, 2020

Save on Warranty Reimbursement Services – 25% OFF

Warranty Reimbursement is a tedious task for any dealership, but we can help make it easier. At Pro Count West, we have the experience and expertise you need to stay in control of your automotive warranty reimbursements, and we are making this service even better by offering a 25% discount.

When you choose Pro Count West to assist with your Warranty Reimbursement needs, you will benefit from:

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April 13, 2020

Customer Retention Through Better Inventory Management

Missing parts - every service shop has experienced it and suffered the pain of not being able to find them. It’s not only your bottom line that it affects, it also wreaks havoc on your customer satisfaction.

During this time when many businesses are in temporary shut-down, it’s an opportune time to re-think processes and consider how to make improvements.

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