AAA expects gas prices to jump this spring

(TOLEDO) - The bumps and bangs of today's potholes may give way to a new complaint soon. The cost of driving your car may cost you considerably more each time you visit your neighborhood gasoline station.

AAA is predicting a "costly" bump at the pump. "There is tremendous volatility in the oil and gasoline market. Crude oil is selling at high prices compared to previous years and domestic gasoline demand has been high most of the winter" said AAA Public Affairs Manager Cindy Antrican in a news release. AAA forecasts the national average of a gallon of gas will be as much as $2.70. That's still short of the national gas prices seen in 2011-2014 when motorists paid an average of $3.47 per gallon.

AAA expects to see the increases take effect in early April and continue into the start of summer.