Usually this is when gasoline prices start moving in an upward direction, but today just the opposite is happening.
"We're finally seeing some relief at the pump and it's slow in coming but it is coming down," said Don Redman, fuel analyst for the American Automobile Association.
Redman says the spring price hike that comes with refineries switching to cleaner-burning summertime grades took place earlier than usual this year.
"It looks that spring came early, perhaps in February instead of traditionally in April and May," Redman said. "Just in time for the Easter holiday, it looks like we're getting a little break at the pump."
The AAA daily survey of gas retailers finds an average price today just under $3.47 for a gallon of 87 octane. It was $3.63 a gallon last month and $3.79 this time last year.