At a national average of $3.65 per gallon
for regular unleaded, gas prices aren't low by any stretch of the imagination. But, they are lower
, in a couple of significant ways.
First, prices are down from where they were a year ago. AAA says
the national average on this date in 2012 was $3.90. So, today's price gives you a nice, shiny quarter back in your pocket for every gallon. For a car with a 12-gallon tank, that's $3 every time you fill up.