So, you’ve found a fantastic dealership with the perfect set of wheels, and are looking to drive your new car off the showroom floor as quickly as possible. It’s likely you’ll be wondering how best to fund your new car and whether you’re eligible for car finance. What’s more, you may be questioning how car finance calculators work and how much car finance you’d even qualify for.

My Car Credit is here to answer those burning questions. We’ll walk you through using our straightforward online car payment calculator so that you can get behind the wheel with minimal worries and in control of a repayment scheme that works for you. Read on to find out more.

How car finance calculators work

We understand how stressful it can be determining whether you’re eligible for car finance and finding the best car finance option. Between the paperwork and administration, you can end up getting lost in the fine print and end up with a car finance repayment deal that is both confusing and overly expensive.

That’s why we’ve worked so hard to simplify the process, making it as streamlined and hassle-free as possible. Our online calculator is easy to fill in and takes mere minutes to get you answers, crunching the numbers so that you know exactly what you can expect to pay, and when.

What factors our car finance calculators consider

Our calculator helps you establish your monthly repayment terms against the amount you’re looking to borrow. You simply fill in the car loan amount that you’re looking for, and your preferred repayment term, followed by your credit rating. We’ll also ask you for some personal information, such as your email address, current UK address, and employment details.

The calculator will then instantly break down this information and detail the typical rate of interest and monthly payments that you can expect to see depending on your personal circumstances. We’ll also outline the total amount payable, and explain our reasons for this. The calculation is subject to status, but it’s a good indicator of what your options are for car finance.

The benefits of car finance calculators

Using a car finance calculator can help you to establish what type of car finance is right for you. By being able to see any interest rates or monthly payments upfront, you can better see whether the loan offered suits your particular needs and requirements. Don’t forget that a late or missed repayment will affect your credit score, so using a car finance calculator to work out what type of monthly repayment you can afford is a huge advantage. That way, you’ll be better able to budget for your new set of wheels without being unrealistic.

Car finance calculators can be used in one of two ways, depending on where you are in the search for your vehicle. You could use the calculator to work out how much you’ll be paying for a specific car that you have your eyes on. Equally, you can use it pre-emptively before you’ve even found a car to establish whether you’re eligible for car finance. That way, you can establish how much you can afford to borrow before setting out on your search, which might avoid any disappointment further down the line.

Best of all, it’s free to use and there’s no obligation to go ahead. Plus, with us, the rate you see is the rate you get – we won’t surprise you with any extra costs or hidden terms.

Do car finance calculators affect your credit score?

One of the details that we’ll ask you to include when using our car finance calculator is your credit score – whether it’s excellent or good, fair, poor, or bad. Our calculator provides you with a credit rating guide which you can use to judge your rating.

But don’t worry, we’ll only do an initial soft search. This means we’ll conduct a search on your credit file that other lenders can’t see, meaning there’ll be no unexpected impact for you. We make an assessment of your creditworthiness based on the details you provide us and give you an indication of APR (annual percentage rate).

We’ll try to give you an exact APR that’s dependent on your personal circumstances – this is known as your personal APR or real rate. It’s worth knowing, too, that 49% of our customers are likely to get a better rate than the Representative APR, which allows us to clearly advertise our services, so that you can gauge how the rates we offer you compare with other car finance offers.

Our initial soft search is a fantastic way for you to establish whether you’re eligible for car finance without affecting your credit score. But be aware that if you proceed with our car finance, then we will conduct a hard search.

How accurate are car finance calculators?          

Our car finance calculator is specifically designed to be as straightforward and easy to use as possible. It helps you to establish the amount you can expect to pay for your new vehicle. Provided that you give us accurate, up-to-date information, there’s no reason that the car finance calculator would give you incorrect quotes.

That said, it’s worth bearing in mind that the numbers our car finance calculator provides are estimates and not offers. The quotes we supply are contingent on you giving us the correct information, and there are several factors that affect the ultimate cost of car finance.

Use our car finance calculator today

Whatever your car finance needs, My Car Credit is here for you. Our online calculator is easy to fill in and will give you an indication of eligibility and a quote within minutes.

If you choose to proceed with your quote, we have a team of car finance experts just waiting to help you through every step of the process. Backed by a network of over 25 lenders, we’re best placed to get every driver a great deal on finance for their next car. Start your car finance journey today.

Rates from 6.9% APR. Representative APR 14.9%

Evolution Funding Ltd T/A My Car Credit

My Credit Rating

Excellent

  • You are a home owner
  • You have been on the electoral role for a long period of time
  • You have current credit arrangements and mortgage with no defaults
  • You have no CCJs, credit arrears or missed payments
  • You rarely apply for credit
  • You are employed or self-employed

Good

  • You are on the electoral role
  • You are a home owner or long standing tenant
  • You have a stable employment history
  • You have current credit arrangements with occasional missed payments
  • You have no CCJs

Fair

  • You are or have recently been on the electoral role
  • You may have recently changed address
  • You may have occasional missed payments
  • You may have an old CCJ
  • You may have regularly applied for credit

Poor

  • You may have had frequent changes in address
  • You may not be traceable on the voters roll
  • You may have exceeded credit card limits
  • You may have missed payments on current agreements
  • You may have had a CCJ in the past

Bad

  • You may not be traceable on the voters roll
  • Your credit cards are over their limits
  • You have recent CCJs
  • You may have been refused credit elsewhere
  • You may be in a debt management plan
£

X monthly repayments of
£X

Typical rate

Loan amount

Total payable

X% APR*

£X

£X

*for illustration purposes only

No impact on your credit score

Representative Example

Borrowing £7,500 at a representative APR of 14.9%, annual interest rate (fixed) 14.85%, 47 monthly payments of £204.69 followed by 1 payment of £214.69 (incl. estimated £10 option to purchase fee), a deposit of £0.00, total cost of credit is £2,335.12, total amount payable is £9,835.12.

My Car Credit is a credit broker and not a lender.

Require more help?

Got a question you can’t find the answer to, or need some advice and guidance around taking out car finance? Our Car Credit Specialists are friendly, experienced, and here to help so get in touch today!