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Static shocks

My method of eliminating annoying static shocks, mainly when exiting the vehicle, is to grab hold of the door frame before my feet touch the ground. Works every time, no shock.



If you are really plagued by static hold something metal, like a key, tightly between your fingers and let that make first contact with things like door knobs. You will see the blue spark jump from the key to the knob but not feel the shock.