1996 Oldsmobile 88 Car Batteries

The Right Battery Size for a 1996 Oldsmobile 88

Not sure what battery to get for your Oldsmobile 88? Use this chart to find the right battery size and CCAs for your Oldsmobile 88.

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
MT-78 V6/3.8L Replacement 24 months Performance 60 months 770
MTP-78 V6/3.8L Replacement 30 months Performance 72 months 800
BATTERIES

V6/3.8L

- Battery: MT-78

- Warranty: Replacement 24 months, Performance 60 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 770

V6/3.8L

- Battery: MTP-78

- Warranty: Replacement 30 months, Performance 72 months

- Cold Cranking Amps: 800

Buy the Right Battery for Your Oldsmobile 88

You can pretty much drive your Oldsmobile 88 until you don't want to anymore. But your 88's battery? Don't count on it to last forever. The average car battery lasts three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Oldsmobile 88 stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A lagging starter, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or dim headlights can all be signs that your battery is waving goodbye.

Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. With best-in-class tools we can tell you how much "life" is left in your battery. Drop in for a free battery check and, if needed, get your Oldsmobile 88 a replacement battery. Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our technicians are well-acquainted with Oldsmobile’s service specs for 88 car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help figuring out the battery size that's best for your 88, and schedule a fast car battery replacement at your earliest convenience.

Are Interstate Batteries Good for 88s?

We only want what’s best for your Oldsmobile 88, which is why we exclusively carry the best. Our technicians install over 700,000 batteries/year using Interstate Batteries, America’s #1 replacement battery brand. Interstate has been a leader in car battery reliability, performance, and innovation. That’s why it’s unsurprising to find an Interstate Battery in the engine of a Oldsmobile 88. Their tried and true products are commonly used in boom lifts, freightliners, utility vehicles, and even boats! To run optimally, your 1996 Oldsmobile 88 requires a dependable battery. And Interstate Batteries are Outrageously Dependable®.

After Buying 1996 Oldsmobile 88 Battery

Got a new car battery installed in your 1996 Oldsmobile 88? Good thinking! Give your new car battery the best start with proper care. Help extend your car battery’s life by decreasing the number of short trips you take, cleaning your battery posts, and avoiding radio and electronic component use when the engine is off.

Top 88 Car Battery Questions

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for answers to all your car battery questions. If you have battery questions that are Oldsmobile 88-specific, pay us a visit. Our expert techs have the answers you need.

  • Why won't my 88 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 cabin light at night. Stop by for a free battery test at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to learn more about the state of your battery.
  • What happens to my old 88 battery? We recycle it, taking care of both your car and the Earth.
  • How much will replacing my Oldsmobile 88’s battery cost? Get affordable prices on Oldsmobile 88 batteries by using one of our limited-time battery deals. The best part is, every Interstate Battery has both a maintenance-free performance warranty and a limited-time free replacement.

Get a Battery for Your Oldsmobile 88

Don’t let a dead battery stop you. Shop replacement car batteries for your 1996 Oldsmobile 88 at Firestone Complete Auto Care.