# Car Loan Calculator in Excel Sheet

Are you going to buy a car with a bank loan and worried about the loan-related calculation? You have come to the right place. We hope this article will be a quick guide to creating a car loan calculator in an Excel sheet.

The above image is an overview of a car loan calculator for 6-month tenure.

## What Is Car Loan EMI?

• EMI means Equated Monthly Installment.
• It involves repayment of the main amount and payment of the interest on the unpaid amount of your loan.
• A longer loan period will help in decreasing the EMI but will increase the interest amount.
• Always choose a higher car loan EMI to decrease your interest amount and period.

## Things to Consider about Loan Interest Rate

• Compare the interest rates from different banks and other financial institutions before taking a loan.
• Understand the difference between fixed and floating interest rates.
• Opt for floating interest rates to get the benefits of decreasing interest rates.
• The interest amount in every EMI will depend on this interest rate.

## Uses of Car Loan Calculator in Excel Sheet

• You will be able to know how much interest youâ€™ll pay.
• If you prepaid some of the principal amounts then you can find the decrease in principal amount.

## Car Loan Calculator in Excel Sheet: Easy Steps

Weâ€™ll use the following dataset to make a car loan calculator in Excel.

Now weâ€™ll calculate the 6 installments in a table as the loan is taken for 6 months.

• You havenâ€™t paid any installment so your principal will remain the same. In cell B9 type:
`=F4`
• Hit the Enter button.

Weâ€™ll calculate the EMI using the PMT and ABS functions. The PMT function will return a negative result because it represents an outgoing payment. Thatâ€™s why we used the ABS function to make it positive.

• Write the following formula in cell D9.
`=ABS(PMT(\$F\$5/12,\$F\$6-C9,B9))`
• By clicking the Enter button, you will get the first installment.

Weâ€™ll calculate the interest for the first installment. For that, weâ€™ll use the formula-

Monthly Interest = Interest Rate/12 âœ• Amount
• In cell F9 type the following formula and press the Enter button.
`=\$F\$5/12*B9`

After finding the interest, we can calculate the principal for the first installment. It subtracts the interest from the corresponding EMI.

• So weâ€™ll use the following formula in cell E9.
`=D9-F9`
• Hit the Enter button to get the output.

For the second installment, the remaining principal will change.

• To calculate it, use the following formula in cell B10.
`=B9-E9`
• Press the Enter button.

• Drag the Fill Handle icon to copy the formula for the other cells.

Apply the Fill Handle tool for the EMI, Principal, and Interest columns.

Then you will get the total data for the 6 installments like the image below.

Calculate the total interest you must pay using the SUM function.

• For that insert the following formula in cell F16.
`=SUM(F9:F14)`
• Hit the Enter button to get the output.

• Find the total amount you will have to add the total interest and principal using the following formula.
`=F4+F16`
• Press EnterÂ to finish.

## Things to Know About Car Loan EMI

• In EMI there are 2 parts: Principal amount and Interest amount.
• The Interest amount will be high at first during your car loan period.
• The Principal amount will be less at first during your car loan period.
• You should make a big amount of prepayment of your principal amount to reduce the maximum interest amount.
• An increase in the car loan period will increase the interest amount youâ€™ll have to pay throughout your home loan period.

## Tips to Save Car Loan Interest

• If you pre-pay most of your principal amount then you can easily save the car loan interest amount.
• The car loan interest amount is calculated based on the unpaid principal amount remaining. So to decrease the interest, decrease your unpaid principal amount.
• The quicker you reduce your unpaid principal amount initially of the loan period, the more interest youâ€™ll save.

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