I'm Julie and live in Newcastle in the UK. I've been a lurker on here for a while and have picked up some basic but very useful tips. I'm a newbie to car maintenance. My Mini is an 02 plate mini one.
It wouldn't start tonight it was just sort of going tick tick tick when I tried it I've had to abandon it at my work overnight and will go back to it in the morning. Do any of you guys have an idea what could be wrong? I'm hoping it's just the battery after all the cold days we've had
Welcome! It sounds like a battery from your description. Anything inside power up? Radio, lights, etc., but dim? Can you pull your battery and take to to an auto parts store so they can test it? If not get someone to jump start the car. If it starts you know it's the battery.
Basically if it jumps starts its the battery, if it doesnt make any difference its something else, could be a duff solenoid on the starter, but most likely it will be the battery, its the cold weather/old battery combo.
Of course it could also be a charging fault allowing your battery to drop low.
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