Car Batteries for 1988 GMC G1500

Get a New GMC G1500 Battery

The middle of nowhere is the wrong place to have a weak battery. Shop replacement batteries for 1988 GMC G1500 today and schedule a quick installation at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

The Right Battery Size for a 1988 GMC G1500

Researching battery replacements for your GMC G1500? Use this chart to find the right battery size and CCAs for your GMC G1500.

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
75-2 V8/5.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
78FT-2 V8/5.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 800
78-AGM V8/5.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 740
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
78-1 V8/5.7L Replacement 24 months Performance months 700
78FT-2 V8/5.7L Replacement 36 months Performance months 800
78-AGM V8/5.7L Replacement 36 months Performance months 740
BATTERIES

V8/5.0L

- Battery: 75-2

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 650

V8/5.0L

- Battery: 78FT-2

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V8/5.0L

- Battery: 78-AGM

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 740

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

V8/5.7L

- Battery: 78-1

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 700

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

Buying a Replacement Battery for GMC G1500

You can pretty much drive your GMC G1500 until you don't want to anymore. But your G1500's battery? Don't count on it to last forever. Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. You want to replace your 1988 GMC G1500 battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A lagging starter, an illuminated battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corroded battery posts, or faded headlights can all signal that your battery needs attention.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. With computerized testing we can see how much charge is left in your battery. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 1988 GMC G1500 running! Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our technicians are well-acquainted with GMC’s service specs for G1500 car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help identifying the type and size of battery that's best for your G1500, and schedule a fast car battery replacement at your earliest convenience.

Why Choose a DieHard Battery for Your G1500?

We know what’s best for your GMC G1500, which is why we exclusively carry the best. You need a reliable, durable and powerful battery in even some of the toughest conditions. DieHard G1500 batteries surpass expectations and house the latest technology to fuel the growing power demands of new vehicles. They're no ordinary battery, they're extraordinary. Go with a DieHard battery for your G1500 and get behind the wheel with confidence. Why? Because performance will be there when you need it most. That's the kind of battery we deliver.

Caring for a New GMC G1500 Battery

Got a new car battery installed in your 1988 GMC G1500? Great job! Give your new car battery the best start with proper care. You can take care of your battery by cutting back on unnecessary short trips, keeping the battery posts corrosion-free, and not playing the radio or using other electronics when the engine is turned off.

Commonly Asked G1500 Battery Questions

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for answers to all your car battery questions. If you have a G1500-specific battery question, visit your nearest store. Our expert techs have the answers you need.

  • Why doesn’t my G1500 battery stay charged? A battery that won't hold a charge is almost as good as dead. The battery may be too old. Or, you may have a habit of leaving your car doors open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to learn more about the state of your battery.
  • What do you do with my old G1500 battery? We recycle it! Nearly 100% of all lead-acid batteries are recyclable.
  • What’s the cost of DieHard batteries for GMC G1500s? GMC G1500 batteries can be affordable, especially when there's an available battery coupon. The best part is every DieHard battery comes with a free replacement warranty and extra coverage with DieHard Assurance.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery? The typical 12-volt car battery may last three to five years, depending on the type of battery, the driving conditions, and how well the battery is maintained.
  • What is the white, crusty stuff around my G1500’s battery post? The white, crusty stuff that can accumulate around G1500 car battery terminals is called corrosion. It is caused by a chemical reaction between the battery acid and the air, which creates a white, powdery substance that can build up on the terminals over time. Corrosion can interfere with the flow of electricity between the battery post and the car's electrical system, sometimes leading to poor electrical performance, difficulty starting, and even premature battery failure.
  • What do I do about corrosion on my G1500 car battery? You can help prevent or get rid of corrosion by regularly inspecting and cleaning your battery terminals. Before cleaning your battery, see your G1500 owner's manual to learn how to disconnect the battery cables. After disconnecting the cables, use a mixture of water and baking soda, a wire brush, and a rag to carefully clean the terminals.
  • Where can I find a battery for my G1500? When you need a new battery for your vehicle, Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to help. We sell and install G1500 batteries at our stores nationwide — and our Firestone Direct mobile vans can provide convenient on-site battery services. Learn more about our mobile battery services and book an appointment.