What is the “engine braking” and how to implement it?

engine brakingIn short, engine braking is an action that occurs when the engine is resisting to load, seeks to increase the speed of rotation of the crankshaft. Well, if we try to explain this process in more detail, the engine braking occurs when the driver releases the accelerator pedal (clutch engaged), that is, the fuel supply to the engine is reduced if not zero, to a minimum, and the power unit becomes from giving energy to receiving it from a transmission operating by inertia. At this point there is the same resistance, slowing the rotation of the crankshaft and, accordingly, reduces the vehicle speed.

One major advantage of the engine brake is that it increases the stability of the vehicle to skid, because the wheels are not blocked by the brake pads as a braking via braking system.