Car Title Loans are a fast and easy way to use the equity in your vehicle to cover unexpected expenses. Many people use car title loans and visit a direct title lender without having an idea of what the actual costs of the loan are. Before applying for a car title loan, or visiting a title lender, we suggest estimating the costs of the loan.
Estimating title loan costs will allow you to make a better decision related to both the loan amount and the loan term (length in months). This will help ensure the loan is affordable.
Car Title Loan Interest Rates
Car title loans are very different than payday loans with respect to interest rates. Many articles online state that car title loans cost 300% APR, which, in many cases, is simply not accurate. So, what is an accurate car title loan interest rate? The right answer is it depends on the lender and the state. This can make getting an accurate car title loan estimate difficult. This is by design, many of the larger lenders prefer not to disclose their rates because they are very high.
How to get an Accurate Estimate
To get an accurate car title loan estimate, first you will need to find out the interest rate. Few lenders advertise their rates, so you may need to call them and ask for their rate. If they will not provide a rate, the safe way to estimate is to use the maximum in your state. You can find information of the rates in your state using this map. Once you have the interest rate, you can get an estimate of the title loan cost using our car title loan calculator.
Using the Title Loan Calculator
The car title loan calculator has three input fields. 1. Loan Amount, 2. Competitor Interest Rate, and 3. Loan Term. Enter the loan amount (the amount you want to estimate), the lender’s interest rate, and the loan term in months. The calculator will show the results by providing the monthly payment for both a loan from us and a loan using the rate you entered.
Estimating Total Car Title Loan Cost
In addition to providing the monthly payment, the title loan cost comparison calculator provides a full payment schedule for any title loan interest rate. Additionally, it provides totals for both interest and total payments. Use this calculator by entering the same information, and view the full loan estimate.
Car Title Loan costs are often made difficult to figure out. This is why we built our calculators, to provide customers with a way to estimate car title loan costs before applying or visiting a lender. If you are trying to figure out how much a title loan will cost, feel free to use the calculators to get an accurate estimate to help with planning for a title loan.