Car Loan Refinance Calculator
|Loan Comparison||Current Loan||Refinance Loan||Difference|
|Term Remaining (Months)||43||60||17|
The longer your loan term is, the more you’ll pay in interest. That’s because interest compounds over time, which means a given month’s finance charges are the result of applying your account’s APR to the sum of your principal balance and the interest you were charged the month before (and the month before that, etc.). In order to use this saving strategy, however, one must be able to afford higher monthly payments. You’ll save on interest in the long run; fewer monthly payments simply demand bigger monthly contributions.
|Loan Comparison||Original Term (60 mon)||Proposed Term (54 mon)|
|Number of Payment||60||54|
|Interest till Payoff||$2,745||$2,468|
Adding extra to your monthly payment would reduce your principal balance faster since more money would be left over after finance charges. Having a lower balance sooner in turn reduces your interest payments, as your interest rate would apply to a smaller amount and compounding would be diminished. In short, you’ll save a lot of money in the long run and get out of debt much sooner – if you can afford to scrimp now. But we know that adding extra to your monthly bills could be a big deal!
|Loan Comparison||Original Monthly Payment||New Monthly Payment|
|Number of Payment||60||50|
|Interest till Payoff||$2,745||$2,284|
Making smaller payments more frequently is a great way to build discipline and improve budgeting efforts. It will also save you money on interest and help you get out of debt sooner. How? By making more than one payment per month, you would reduce your average daily balance – the amount your APR applies to. You would therefore pay less in interest each month. With lower monthly costs, more of your budgeted monthly payment will apply to your principal balance and you’ll be back above water ahead of schedule.
|Loan Comparison||Original Monthly Payment||Every Two Weeks|
|Number of Payment||60||120|
|Interest till Payoff||$2,745||$2,481|