One of the valuable early wipe items players search for is the Car Battery. A heavy six slot item that is needed for an early Therapist quest and Hideout upgrades. This guide on car battery spawns on the Customs map in Escape From Tarkov will show you the known areas where you can find them.
Guide To Car Battery Spawns On Customs
New Gas Station
The New Gas Station is located along the main road that runs through the Customs map from the Scav Checkpoint extract all the way to the Crossroad extract. You will easily spot it by the large amount of abandoned cars by the gas pumps and the DP Fuel sign. Car Batteries can be found inside the gas station itself at two locations. First location is located on the floor in front of the main counter. It is directly in front of the main entrance to the gas station. The second is on the shelves to the left of the main entrance. It will spawn next to the orange oil containers; either on the top or middle shelf.
Three Story Dorms
The Three Story Dorms building is located in the southern part of the Customs map. Enter through the main entrance and go right down the hallway. Eventually, the hallway will lead to a lounge area across from a kitchen. There will be a couch immediately to your right when you reach the lounge. The Car Battery can spawn on this couch. Other high value items can also spawn here such as Graphics Cards.
Storage Units #88
The Storage Units are located on the eastern side of the Customs map. It is an enclosed lot with connected storage units identified with a number in white letters. Storage Unit #88 has blue metal cabinets inside with one open. Car Batteries can spawn on the shelves of the open cabinet.
Storage Units #81
The Storage Units are located on the eastern side of the Customs map. It is an enclosed lot with connected storage units identified with a number in white letters. Storage Unit #81 has three metal shelves to your right as you enter the unit. Car Batteries can spawn on the shelf or on the ground in front of the closest shelf to the door.
Big Red Warehouse – First Floor
The Big Red Warehouse is located on the eastern side of the Customs map next to the Storage Units. On the northern side of the warehouse is a little camp site. There is a fire lit inside a dumpster with two chairs and a sleeping bag. A Car Battery can spawn next to the sleeping bag.
Big Red Warehouse – Manager’s Office
The Big Red Warehouse is located on the eastern side of the Customs map next to the Storage Units. Inside the warehouse is a staircase that leads to an office area on the second floor. The office area is locked and requires the Customs Office Key to enter. Once inside proceed down the hall to the second door on your right. The door is locked, but can be breached open from your command menu. This is the manager’s office with their desk located to the right. Car Batteries and other items can spawn on the floor just under the desk.
The Car Battery is a Barter Item under the Energy Element category. It is an important quest item during the early game. You will need to find 4 in raid for Therapist’s Car Repair quest. In addition, you will need 5 Car Batteries for your Vent Station upgrades in your Hideout. It is a heavy six-slot item that can be sold to Therapist for 36,938 roubles. This results in a value of 6,156 roubles per slot.
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