Auto Loans are payable in fixed monthly installments. The technical term is Equated Monthly Installment or EMI. The amount of monthly payment will depend on the loan amount, loan tenor and interest rate applied on the loan.
A borrower repays the bank in principal and interest (EMI) on the first day of each month. If the first month is not a full month, the customer will pay interest only. This interest-only period is also called Pre-EMI. Principal and interest payment (EMI) will begin on the next full month.
EMI = Principal + Interest. The loan principal is reduced after each monthly payment. Interest is calculated on the remaining principal balance. At the beginning, EMI will consist mainly of interest amount. Towards the end of the tenor, EMI will consist mainly of principal amount.
Customer can request a repayment schedule (also called amortization schedule) from Personal Finance team with detailed information on monthly payments, principals, interests and loan balances.