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Whenever I get out of my car and touch the door, I get shocked. This has made me be afraid of going anywhere because I don't want to get shocked.

I already tried the penny, and I got shocked through the penny. What is a really strong object I can buy or find where I can just touch it to the door of my car and it will absorb the entire shock? Penny doesn't absorb the entire shock.

I also am not interested in preventing shock, I don't want to install anything in my car and I don't want to change shoes or anything. I just want a big object that I can touch to my car door so that it will absorb the shock for me. Something that actually works, as a penny doesn't absorb the entire shock. Please help! Please eliminate my fear of driving.

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marked as duplicate by tpg2114, Kyle Kanos, Qmechanic May 8 '17 at 19:46

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  • $\begingroup$ This is likely off-topic here. But, I usually use one of the all-metal keys on my keyring. It's long enough that you avoid the shock directly. $\endgroup$ – tpg2114 May 8 '17 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ How do I know if a key is all metal? I still get shocked using my silver-colored car key. $\endgroup$ – Hello There May 8 '17 at 18:24
  • $\begingroup$ I advise you to take your car to a mechanic. It is not customary for a car to give shocks like this. There must be some "internal hammerage" of the car. $\endgroup$ – Wrichik Basu May 8 '17 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ I don't really have money to fix problems that aren't really necessary to be fixed, so I'm wondering if there's a big object that I can just buy or get somewhere that I can touch to my car and will eliminate the schock. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on this, but I'm willing to spend up to $30 on a 100% working object that does the job $\endgroup$ – Hello There May 8 '17 at 18:35
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You can use a resistor with value around 1 M$\Omega$ or a neon lamp.

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  • $\begingroup$ Do I hold one end of the resistor while touching the car door with the other end? Or how do I hold it? $\endgroup$ – Hello There May 8 '17 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, just like that. $\endgroup$ – zemosh May 9 '17 at 4:28
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The problem is that your vehicle is building up a charge while you drive. What you need to do is to allow the charge in your car to flow to ground through something before you provide that path when you step out of the car. Rather than absorbing the shock, you need to allow it to pass to ground.

You can buy a static strip (here is one from Canadian Tire) for less than $20. It will mount under your car and drag on the ground.

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