Noobie question here; NOTE: I don't understand electrics much.
If a car's electrical system grounds to the bodywork (usually to the negative terminal) so that the electricity flows through the metal of the car, why don't I get shocked whilst touching the paintwork or touching the grounds themselves whist the battery is still connected and the car is running?
I've never understood electronics, and it just made me think that the bodywork is usually metal as well, so why doesn't that do anything in terms of shocking you?
The only thing I can somewhat guess is that I'm not touching the positive terminal of the battery and/or anything connected to it to put myself in line with the circuit, but that explaination doesn't sound right, because I can touch both terminals and not get anything. I don't understand how electronics work at all in a car, as you can probably tell, lol. Cheers in advance! :)