Car Loan Amortization is the periodic repayment schedule of your car loan which is represented in the form of an amortization table. The table consists of amount of principal, the interest payments and the outstanding dues after each EMI payment has been made.
Overview of Car Loan Amortization Table
While a car loan EMI calculator shows only the monthly instalments that needs to be paid ever month for a fixed rate of interest over a predetermined period. On the other hand, amortization tables give a clearer picture of about how your loan progresses throughout the entire tenure including the EMIs to be paid each month, the total interest, the overdue amount after each EMI, and other data related to the loan. To understand this concept better, see the example given below:
Based on the EMI formula, E = P x r x (1+r) ^n/((1+r) ^n – 1), the overall breakup of the total amount payable is as follows:
Monthly EMI - Rs. 30,111
Total Interest Due - Rs. 6,68,003
Processing Fee - Rs. 30,000
Total Amount Payable - Rs. 21,98,003
The below amortization table represents your repayment schedule for a loan amount of Rs.15 lakhs at 13% interest rate in regular instalments over a loan tenure of 6 years (2018 to 2023):
|Year||Principal Paid||Interest Paid||Total Payment( Principal+ Interest)||Outstanding Loan Balance|
|2018||Rs. 1, 76, 611||Rs. 1,84,723||Rs. 3,61,334||Rs. 13,23,389|
|2019||Rs. 2,00,989 ||Rs. 1,60,345||Rs. 3,61,334||Rs. 11,22,399|
|2020||Rs. 2,28,733||Rs. 1,32,601||Rs. 3,61,334||Rs. 8,93,667|
|2021||Rs. 2,60,306||Rs. 1,01,029||Rs. 3,61,335||Rs. 6,33,262|
|2022||Rs. 2,96,236||Rs. 65,098||Rs. 3,61,334||Rs. 3,37,126|
|2023||Rs. 3,37,126||Rs. 24,209||Rs. 3,61,335||Rs 0|
What is the benefit of using a car loan amortization table?
With the help of an amortization table, you can easily ascertain when your car loan will be paid off and how much it costs you each month. Depending on the amortization table which represents your car loan repayment schedule, you can easily create a monthly budget to maintain a low debt-to-income ratio. As when you have a high debt-to-income ratio, the chances of loan default also increase. Any kind of loan rejection or default reflects badly on your credit report which acts a red flag for the financial institutions. Thus, affecting your future credit application requests. Therefore, it is essential to create a budget to ensure you make timely EMI payments. Paying your monthly EMIs on time will help you to improve your credit score and thereby increasing your chances of loan approval.