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Smart tips to pay off your car loan faster

After fulfilling your dream of buying your favourite car, you begin to start making payments of EMIs towards the loan. A couple of years later, you could find the loan highly unbearable, making you search for an individual who could take over your outstanding balance. But to your utter dismay, you may not find anyone. You could then visit various car websites to find a prospective buyer for your vehicle. Then again, you may fail to find any interested buyer, thus raising your concerns. But you need not to worry as there are some tips that can help you pay off your car loan quickly. So, get smarter and follow the tips below.

Make additional payment

You can enhance your normal EMI payment by an amount affordable to you. Let’s suppose your EMI payment comes out to be Rs. 12,280. You can then pay off a round figure of Rs. 13,000 without making a deep hole in your pocket. In this way, you can pay off an additional annual payment of Rs. 8,640 towards your EMI and thus cut down your loan tenure and the interest outgo.


You can part pay the loan from the hike in emolument or investment yield you could receive while servicing the debt. This not only reduces the loan amount but also saves a lot of interest which otherwise would get paid from your end. Many banks and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) can let you avail this option. But, before availing such an option, get it confirmed from your lender if it can result in a penalty. If so, then deduct the savings you would make on interest from the charges applicable to part payment. Check the resultant savings post deducting the charges, which can be anywhere between 3%-5% of the outstanding loan balance. If the savings turn out to be substantial, it’s worth making a part payment.

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Choose the car according to your affordability

Assess your affordability before choosing the car model. For example-when you can afford Ford Figo in your budget, you must buy it instead of purchasing Benz A Class that could be beyond your reach.

Keep a lid on the expenses

Make effective financial plans keeping in mind expenses like rent, electricity, food, etc and the incomes you have. Always ensure to keep your incomes much ahead of the expenses so that you can pay off your car loan much faster.

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Personal Loan Interest Rates October 2019
Bajaj Finserv10.99% - 16.00%
Fullerton India14.00% - 33.00%
HDFC Bank11.25% - 21.45%
ICICI Bank10.99% - 18.40%
IndusInd Bank10.99% - 16.00%
Kotak Bank10.99% - 20.99%
RBL13.00% - 18.00%
Standard Chartered Bank11.50% - 18.00%
Tata Capital10.99% - 18.00%
Home Loan Interest Rates October 2019
State Bank of India/SBI8.15% - 8.80%
HDFC8.35% - 8.95%
LIC Housing8.35% - 8.95%
PNB Housing Finance9.25% - 12.00%
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance9.00% - 9.10%
Tata Capital9.20% - 9.35%
ICICI Bank8.65% - 9.40%
Bank of Baroda8.40% - 9.40%
Axis Bank8.90% - 9.15%
Citibank9.00% - 9.85%
Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited8.80% - 11.05%
Kotak Bank8.90% - 8.75%
DHFL9.05% - 9.95%
Reliance Home Finance8.75% - 14.00%