1988 GMC C2500 Car Batteries

Get a Battery for Your GMC C2500

Don’t let a dead battery stop you. Shop replacement car batteries for your 1988 GMC C2500 at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

The Right Battery Size for a 1988 GMC C2500

Researching battery replacements for your GMC C2500? Use this chart to find the right battery size and CCAs for your GMC C2500.

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
78-1 V6/4.3L Replacement 24 months Performance months 700
75FT-3 V6/4.3L Replacement 36 months Performance months 700
78-AGM V6/4.3L Replacement 36 months Performance months 740
34/78-4 V8/6.2L Replacement 24 months Performance months 800
78FT-2 V8/6.2L Replacement 36 months Performance months 800
78-AGM V8/6.2L Replacement 36 months Performance months 740
34/78-4 V8/5.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 800
75FT-3 V8/5.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 700
78-AGM V8/5.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 740
34/78-4 V8/5.7L Replacement 24 months Performance months 800
78FT-2 V8/5.7L Replacement 36 months Performance months 800
78-AGM V8/5.7L Replacement 36 months Performance months 740
BATTERIES

V6/4.3L

- Battery: 78-1

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 700

V6/4.3L

- Battery: 75FT-3

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 700

V6/4.3L

- Battery: 78-AGM

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 740

V8/6.2L

- Battery: 34/78-4

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V8/6.2L

- Battery: 78FT-2

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V8/6.2L

- Battery: 78-AGM

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 740

V8/5.0L

- Battery: 34/78-4

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V8/5.0L

- Battery: 75FT-3

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 700

V8/5.0L

- Battery: 78-AGM

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 740

V8/5.7L

- Battery: 34/78-4

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V8/5.7L

- Battery: 78FT-2

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V8/5.7L

- Battery: 78-AGM

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 740

Shopping for GMC C2500 Car Batteries

Your C2500 doesn't have an expiration date, but its battery does. Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your GMC C2500 stranded. Watch for signs that your current battery is getting too old or too weak. A lagging starter, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, swollen battery case, corrosion-covered posts, and subpar electrical performance can all be signs that your battery is waving goodbye.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. Our equipment can see how much charge is left in your battery. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, get your GMC C2500 a replacement battery. Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our technicians are familiar with GMC-specific recommendations for C2500 battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Is There a DieHard Battery for C2500s?

We know what’s best for your GMC C2500, which is why we exclusively carry the best. Your C2500 needs a reliable, durable and powerful battery that can handle most extreme environments and weather conditions. DieHard C2500 batteries surpass expectations using the latest innovative technology to satisfy the growing power demands of new vehicles. A DieHard battery isn't an ordinary car battery. It's extraordinary. Choose a DieHard battery for your GMC C2500 and have the peace of mind that performance will be there when you need it most. That's the kind of battery we deliver.

Caring for a New GMC C2500 Battery

Got a new car battery installed in your 1988 GMC C2500? Congrats! You can give your new battery a head start with proper care and attention. ensuring all the lights are turned off before you leave the car, decreasing the number of short trips you take, keeping your battery posts clean, and avoiding radio and electronic component use when the engine is off.

Commonly Asked C2500 Battery Questions

Firestone Complete Auto Care has answers to your top car battery questions. If you have a C2500-specific battery question, visit your nearest store. Our technicians have the answers.

  • Why doesn’t my C2500 battery stay charged? A battery that won't hold a charge is almost as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you may have been leaving your car doors ajar and the lights on overnight. Stop by for a free battery test at your favorite Firestone Complete Auto Care and get a handle on your car battery’s health.
  • What do you do with my old C2500 battery? We recycle it, taking care of both your car and the Earth.
  •  How much do DieHard batteries cost for your GMC C2500? Get affordable prices on GMC C2500 batteries by using one of our limited-time battery deals. Plus, all DieHard car batteries come with a free replacement warranty and extra coverage with DieHard Assurance.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery? A car battery normally lasts three to five years, but this number can vary based on battery type, your driving habits, and battery maintenance.
  • What is the white, crusty stuff around my C2500’s battery post? If you notice white, crusty stuff around the battery terminals of your C2500, it's likely corrosion. A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can create a white, powdery substance that builds up over time on the terminals. This buildup can interfere with the electrical connection between the battery and your C2500’s electrical system, potentially leading to poor performance, difficulty starting, and other issues.
  • How do I remove corrosion from my C2500 car battery? Regularly inspect the terminals and clean them with a mixture of baking soda and water, a wire brush, and a rag. Disconnect the battery cables before cleaning to help avoid the risk of electrical shock. Always reference and follow the instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual prior to disconnecting the battery cables.
  • Where can I find a battery for my C2500? At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we make it easy to get a new car battery. Our stores sell and install C2500 batteries, and our Firestone Direct mobile vans can even come to you for added convenience. Check out our mobile battery services to learn more.