Q: What does it mean when I go to start my car and the engine doesn't turn on, there is only a click?

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When I turn the ignition to start my car, my engine does not start or even try to start, there is only a click and the electronics flash a bit. Does this mean I need a new battery? Or is this an engine problem?

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for your question. It seems the problem is in the battery power supply to the car. It could be a bad battery or connections to the battery. It could even be both. Here at YourMechanic, we can have a technician come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this issue for you, and make or suggest the necessary repairs.

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