Drive the Speed Limit: Avoid rapid starts and stops and exceeding the speed limit. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates you can save 16 cents to $1.06 per gallon (with prices at $3.22 per gallon).
Tune Up: Improve gas mileage by 4% or more by tuning your engine, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Replacing a clogged air filter can boost efficiency by 10%.
Check the Tires: Make sure your tires are properly inflated, improving mileage by more than 3%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Lose the Junk in the Trunk: The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that drivers can save between 3 and 6 cents a gallon by removing unnecessary weight from the car.
Ride a Bike or Take a Walk: Several off-street and on-street designated paths have been completed within the village and throughout DuPage County.
Use Public Transportation: Pace operates a fixed bus route for ADA Service and to/from Metra's commuter rail stations in Roselle and Glen Ellen, as well as a daily Dial-A-Ride lift equipped para transit service. Bloomingdale is a comfortable commute from Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.
Carpool: Get to know your colleagues and neighbors a little better by setting up a carpool schedule to share your ride 1 or 2 days each week.