CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- If you have filled up at the pump lately, you've probably noticed there's not as much sticker shock. Gas prices have actually been going down.
This despite spring travel demand when prices usually rise.
But Tanda Misenheimer of Charlotte finds it hard to believe gas prices have been steadily dropping over the past couple of months.
"Well they see the difference, we don't," she said.
Even with the drop in prices, Tanda says it's still tough on her household budget.
"You can't go put five dollars like you used to in my day and get a half a tank of gas,"she said. "You can't do that now. You're putting $20 and $30 in now just to get a half a tank of gas."
But prices have been falling steadily after peaking at $3.80 a gallon in February. They are down 24 cents since then, an unusual trend says Angela Daley with AAA Carolinas.