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The cause is usually due friction between your clothes and the car seat, and your shoes and the car mats. You can try different seat covers and different shoes, but what a lot of people don't realise is that most of the static shocks you get are caused by static built up on your body - the car simply provides a route to earth for the charge. If you were wearing different footwear whilst on holiday that may make a difference.

Doors usually drop because the door hinge pins wear - it may be worth investigating that aspect first before jacking the door. Also check there are no signs of cracks in the bodywork surrounding the hinge plates
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