1988 GMC K1500 Car Batteries

Get a Battery for Your GMC K1500

Don't let a failing battery slow you down. Shop replacement batteries for 1988 GMC K1500s today and schedule a quick installation at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 GMC K1500 Battery Replacement & Size

Need more info about GMC K1500 batteries? Check the chart to find the right car battery size and cold cranking amps for your K1500.

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

V6/4.3L

- Battery: 34/78-4

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V6/4.3L

- Battery: 78FT-2

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V6/4.3L

- Battery: 78-AGM

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 740

V8/5.0L

- Battery: 78-1

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 700

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

V8/6.2L

- Battery: 78-1

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 700

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

V8/5.7L

- Battery: 34/78-4

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

V8/5.7L

- Battery: 75FT-3

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 700

V8/5.7L

- Battery: 78-AGM

- Warranty: Replacement 36 months, Performance months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 740

Shopping for GMC K1500 Car Batteries

Your K1500 doesn't have an expiration date, but its battery does. The average car battery lasts three to five years. You want to replace your 1988 GMC K1500 battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corroded battery terminals, and subpar electrical performance can all signal that your battery is on its last leg.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. With computerized testing we can see how much charge is left in your battery. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, get your GMC K1500 a replacement battery. Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our technicians are familiar with GMC-specific recommendations for K1500 battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help figuring out the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule a fast car battery replacement at your earliest convenience.

Firestone Has DieHard Batteries for  K1500s

We know what’s best for your GMC K1500, which is why we only carry top-of-the-line replacement parts and batteries. Your K1500 needs a reliable, durable and powerful battery in extremely hot and cold environments. DieHard K1500 batteries surpass expectations using the latest innovative technology to fuel the growing power requirements of modern vehicles Don't call a DieHard battery ordinary. It's an extraordinary battery. Choose a DieHard battery for your GMC K1500 and have the peace of mind that performance will be there when you're counting on it. That's the kind of battery we deliver.

Caring for a New GMC K1500 Battery

Did you recently have a new 1988 GMC K1500 car battery installed? Great job! Now, help it last longer and stay charged by caring for it from the get-go. You can take care of your battery by cutting back on unnecessary short trips, keeping the battery posts corrosion-free, and avoiding radio and electronic component use when the engine is off.

Commonly Asked K1500 Battery Questions

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for answers to all your car battery questions. If you have a K1500-specific battery question, stop by your nearest store. Our expert techs have the answers you need.

  • Why doesn’t my K1500 battery stay charged? A battery that won't hold a charge is almost as good as dead. The battery might be old. Or, you may have been leaving your car doors ajar 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 K1500 battery? We recycle it, taking care of both your car and the Earth.
  • How much will replacing my GMC K1500’s battery cost if I get a DieHard battery? GMC K1500 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.
  • How long is a car battery good for? You can usually get three to five years out of your car battery. However, battery type, how well you maintain your battery, and your driving habits can all affect your battery’s lifespan.
  • Why is there white, flaky stuff around my K1500’s battery post? A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can cause a white, crusty buildup to form on the terminals of your K1500 car battery. This buildup — known as corrosion — can impede the flow of electricity and cause a range of issues, from poor performance to premature battery failure.
  • How do I clean a corroded K1500 battery terminal? You can help prevent or get rid of corrosion by regularly inspecting and cleaning your battery terminals. Before cleaning your battery, see your K1500 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.
  •  Who carries K1500 batteries near me? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care sells and installs K1500 batteries in your neighborhood. Our Firestone Direct mobile vans can even come to you and do it! Learn more about mobile battery services.