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Old 10-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Static shock

Hi peeps,
Been having a static shock everytime I shut the door of my 13 plate Ford Focus. Hurts like heck!! Most concerned that the car discharged through the petrol nozzle at the garage.
Has anyone ever heard of this problem? Or even better, what do I do next?

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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touch the top of the door as you exit the car. problem solved, you've just discharged yourself
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Have you changed tires recently? Static electricity shocks became more common when the rubber compound had increased amounts of silica in low rolling resistance tires (you can google it). I have read that tire manufacturers have formulated compounds that eliminate this problem, but it is one place to look. Another is that you create static electricity by sliding around on the car seat. If you are wearing non-conductive shoes, the static electricity has nowhere to go until you touch the car. I have read that if you have this problem you should touch a metal part of the door before you get out of the car.
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