Engine Brake Facts Quiz

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Where are engine brakes used?

Engine brakes are used in heavy duty and commercial vehicles -- like semitrailers and buses -- to increase speed control. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

Engine brakes are notorious for:

Engine brakes are notorious for being noisy. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

How do engine brake reduce the occurrence of break failure?

Engine brakes reduce the occurrence of brake failure by using the engine to slow the rig. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

Why are engine brakes useful?

Engine brakes increase the effectiveness of braking, save money by reducing wear and tear on the tires and brake system, and increase safety. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

What types of brakes slow light duty, diesel powered vehicles quickly?

Exhaust brakes slow light duty, diesel-powered vehicles quickly. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

Where are exhaust brakes typically mounted?

An exhaust brake is typically mounted on the outlet side of the turbocharger and retards the engine's ability to push out or exhaust compression. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

Which brake is noisier?

Exhaust brakes don't produce the loud blatting sound for which engine brakes are known. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

Exhaust brakes are designed to be used:

Exhaust brakes are designed to be used all the time, not just when you need them. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

When are engine brakes used?

Engine brakes are used when a semi driver is in stop-and-go traffic and when driving on downhill grades. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

Aside from truck, where are engine brake also used?

Aside from trucks, engine brakes are also used in commercial buses, tractor trailers and off-highway equipment. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/engine-brakes.htm">How Engine Brakes Work</a>

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Engine brakes are different than standard brakes. How knowledgeable are you on engine brakes. Take this quiz and find out!

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