Buying a car in India today is as easy as buying any consumer durable product. One can buy a car by paying a fraction of the cost of car and take the car home on the same day itself! This is possible because banks and financial institutions offer car loans to the buyers on easy terms and reasonable rates of interest. Let us look at some of the features of car loans.
Car loans can be availed on both new as well as used cars. The approval of the loan is quick and the documentation formalities are simple and easy and are taken care of by the car dealer and the bank or financial institution.
The tenure of the loan can range from 1-7 years, depending on the choice of the borrower. The rate of interest on car loan is on a fixed rate basis, that is, the rate will remain constant during the entire tenure of loan, irrespective of market rate movement. The interest and principal amount is payable through EMIs. The rate of interest charged on a car loan ranges from 9-12.5% per annum. This is quite low as compared to personal loans.
The amount of loan is usually 100% of the on-road price of the car. The maximum amount of car depends on the price of the car, subject to a maximum of Rs 1.50 crore.