JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- They have been falling for 11-straight weeks, but gas prices are starting to rise again. And that's making drivers at the pumps very nervous. "They are pretty high," said Jennifer Alarcon.
"I love the size of my truck, but I hate paying to fuel it up," said Sean Hall.
The pinch at the pump is starting to get a little tighter. "I wouldn't want to have an SUV with gas prices right now," said Alarcon.
"It goes up everyday it feels like, but it's part of the game I guess," said Hall.
Two weeks ago gas at one Jacksonville station was just under $3.00, but Friday you are lucky to find anything under $3.20. Last week the average price for a gallon of gas $3.18. It's gone up seven-cents in just seven days.
"It does get discouraging to see the prices go up and down and fluctuate so much," said Hall.
"It is July. It is the peak travel season. So that's what you have to kind of take into consideration," said David Cawton with the AAA.
Right now the average price in Jacksonville is $3.25. That is one penny cheaper than Florida's average price.
"That's just the trend we are seeing around the country right now. It's a lot lower than it was last year. We are about 30-cents off the mark last year," said Cawton.
This is the first increase since April. And the AAA says it won't be the last. "We are not going to see $4.00 a gallon, but expect something between $3.20 and $3.40 in the next few weeks," said Cawton.
"I don't even want to drive anymore. I just keep it from work to school. And from school back home. That's it," said Alarcon.
Mechanics say keeping your tires fully inflated, changing your air filters and removing unnecessary bags from your trunk is a good way to maximize every gallon you buy.