Auto Loan Payoff Calculator Overview
Most auto loan lenders allow borrowers to prepay on the principal balance of their loan without a prepayment penalty. If you can manage to either increase your payments or apply a lump sum you may receive toward the principal balance, you should think about doing so.
Paying off the auto loan early shortens the period of time that the loan is in place and also decreases the total amount of interest that you will pay on the loan in the long run. While it may be difficult to part with a larger sum up front, paying off your loan early can potentially save you thousands of dollars overall.