GMC Savana 2500 Battery Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

Battery Replacement
The average cost for a GMC Savana 2500 battery replacement is between $318 and $326. Labor costs are estimated between $26 and $34 while parts are priced at $292. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.

How does the battery work?

While the engine is running, the alternator recharges the battery and provides electrical power to the vehicle. The battery stores this electrical power and, when the driver turns the key, uses the stored power to start the engine. 

What are the symptoms related to a bad battery?

The battery is considered dead when there isn't enough charge to start the engine or run electrical components.

Normally, the first sign is dim lighting in the interior of the vehicle, and when you try to start it, the engine may crank slowly, or not at all. A very rapid clicking noise is normally heard if there is any charge left in the battery, but in many cases the vehicle will be completely unresponsive.

If the battery is losing charge while driving the vehicle, the battery warning light will illuminate, and the engine may stall.

Can I drive with a battery problem?

Only with some help. A jump start will be necessary most of the time. Cars with manual transmissions can be push-started, but this is tricky and can be dangerous, so battery problems should be addressed right away.

How often do batteries need to be replaced?

There's no specific mileage interval or age when batteries fail. But the older a battery is, the more likely it is to die. Other factors that can affect battery life include the climate you drive in, how often you start the car (or let it sit idle), and proper maintenance of the starting and charging system.