# What is the formula for calculating the monthly payment for an Auto Loan?

The bank is financing my wife for 9606.00 at an interest rate of 7.5%. The Term is for 5 yrs (60 months) What should the monthly payments be? I used to be able to do this, but I think I'm missing something. Here is how I did my math: I took \$9606.00 and multiplied it times 7.5% and came up with... show more The bank is financing my wife for 9606.00 at an interest rate of 7.5%. The Term is for 5 yrs (60 months) What should the monthly payments be?

I used to be able to do this, but I think I'm missing something.

Here is how I did my math:

I took \$9606.00 and multiplied it times 7.5% and came up with \$720.45. Then I added that \$720.45 to the \$9606.00 and came up with a total of \$10,326.45. I then divided the \$10,326.45 by 60 (months) and came up with a total of \$172.10. Meaning that \$172.10 would be my monthly payment.

I went to bankrate.com and used their auto loan calculator and they came up with \$192.48

The bank came up with \$205.00 (I think they added credit, life, and disability)