 # How to calculate apr on car loan

The apr – or annual percentage rate – is typically what most people are looking at. it's the amount of interest you would pay if you didn't repay your loan until the end of the year, since it takes into account all interest accrued over that time. for example, let's say an apr on a loan is 4%. if you took out a \$5,000 car loan at this rate over 5 years and did not make any payments until the end of five years, 4% of \$20,000 total money owed would be expected to go to pay back that %\$2000 in interest accrued.

however a monthly percentage rate can be calculated too by taking total money owed and multiplying it by monthly intervals for repayment

## how do you calculate apr on a car loan manually?

to compute the apr of an automobile loan manually, get out your calculator. enter the following information into it:
loan amount, \$8000
interest rate, 6%
monthly pmi (annualized), \$16.00
number of months in loan term, 36 months x 12 = 432 months or 5 years and 360 days or 1 year short of 6 years. this assumes that the monthly payment is for both principle and interest to repay the principle amount borrowed in full at maturity so there will not be any accumulation of interest charges over the life of the loan which would further increase apr calculation. to figure out how long are you are paying off a car under this system divide 360 by number of

## how do i calculate my interest rate on a car loan?

the interest rate is usually calculated as a percentage or expressed as an annual percentage yield (apy). for example, if you borrowed \$10,000 for three years at 3.0%, your interest would be \$1,500 (or 15% of your total loan amount) over the life of the loan. if you multiply this by the number of years in the term of your loans, you'll have an idea how much money it will cost to borrow on any particular car 🙂