Gas prices are set to surge this summer, according to A.A.A.
The company is predicting the national average for a gallon of regular to jump by 40-cents this summer, peaking near $2.70 per gallon. The current national average is $2.28 per gallon.
Experts say drivers will start to see the increase in April as crews wrap-up spring maintenance and finish the switchover to summer-blend gasoline.
As a result of the expected price hike, more than 70% of consumers say they will make changes to conserve gas. Here are the top five changes, according to A.A.A.
- Combining errands or trips
- Driving less
- Reducing shopping or dining out
- Delaying major purchases
Here in western new york, drivers are currently paying an average $2.39 for a gallon of regular.
To check out the A.A.A. Fuel Gauge, click here.