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I doubt I'm the only one, but then again maybe I am? I commute 130 miles a day and every time I get out of my car I'm statically charged. Its not just a little either, I literally create a lightning bolt on whatever I touch after getting out of the car. I have made it a habit to tap the edge of the door when I get out so I can get my shock over quickly and be done with it. The car is only a couple months old and I'm hoping its just the fabric causing it as it breaks in. It is just worrisome when I pump gas for obvious reasons.
 

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Haven't had that problem, but I have leather seats. You can try grabbing the metal door frame before your feet hit the ground (with your hand, not just a finger). The seats are a synthetic fabric. If you're also wearing synthetic fabric, the charge will build faster. Try natural fiber clothes, like cotton. They used to sell static strips that could be attached to the bottom of your car and drag on the ground.
 

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My last Accord (96 LX) did the same thing - it never caused any catastrophes so I never worried about it much.
 

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ive had this happen a few times to me lol. hasnt happend in a REALLY long time, but it could be due to the cloth seating and moving around in it a lot causing the friction to happen and become charged haha
 

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If you hold on to a metal piece that is grounded to the car while getting out it will transfer that energy (static electricity) into the car and keep you at the same electrical potential as the car. That way you don't build a higher electrical potential than the car and discharge it when you go to shut the door.
 

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In all seriousness, be sure to ground yourself on your car before you start to pump any gas.
 

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In all seriousness, be sure to ground yourself on your car before you start to pump any gas.
+1 Ground yourself by contacting car or pump. Bare metal would be best. Or you could buy ESD shoes :) I have conductive shoes to wear in my lab.
 

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Gas pumps are grounded, and when the gasoline comes into contact with your car it is also grounded.
No worries.
 

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If you hold on to a metal piece that is grounded to the car while getting out it will transfer that energy (static electricity) into the car and keep you at the same electrical potential as the car. That way you don't build a higher electrical potential than the car and discharge it when you go to shut the door.
This. When it gets dry here I get a good zap. To avoid this, while getting out of the car I always touch that silver shiny bracket where the door engages.
 

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Here's another hint: Close the door by pushing against the glass window. Glass is an insulator. You won't get zapped at all.

Warpdryv has a good hint that I've been using for years. Typically I use a combination of his hint and mine. I use my knuckles to push the glass to close the car doors if I sit in a car with cloth seats. It doesn't leave any fingerprints since there are no sweat glands on your knuckles
 

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Tap the tip of your key on the door frame before you get in and it'll discharge the static.
 

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I used to shock toll takers back in the days before EZPass with my old Accord. One guy glared at me and I apologized. He says 'all the Accords do it'. Almost laughed at him, but didn't feel right, so I contained myself. :banana:
 
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