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Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate app review: make the right purchase

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Introduction

If you're in the market for a new car then obviously you are paying close attention to the price of cars and the insurance rate. The Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone has been created to help you figure out the true cost of your next car. This app will help you set your budget and ensure that the car you pick is what you can afford and won’t leave you struggling from month to month.

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Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate

Free

Make a Purchase the Makes Sense

The Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate app has been created to provide you with the tools you need to make a smart decision when it comes to purchasing your next car. The app will show you how much the car will cost you when you break it down into monthly payments plus you'll be able to get real-time auto insurance rates from credit unions and banks. Often people look at the sticker price of the vehicle and completely forget about how much the insurance payment affects the monthly budget.

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The app is free to use and has just been redesigned to offer users a smoother experience. Customers can now quickly find what they want and there have been some new features added as well. On top of that there were bug fixes made and improvements for those using the app with iOS 8. The app currently has 3.5 out of five stars from users who are a bit mixed in their comments and reactions to the app.

The app offers a number of helpful tools
The app offers a number of helpful tools

Using the Information

Of course it's all about useful information when it comes to the Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate app so it’s important to note what it is you have access to. The app makes it possible to key in the price of the car and then calculate the monthly payment which is based on the loan term and interest rate. You can check out the interest and balance over time as shown no the amortization table. Go ahead and make adjustments to the car payment so you know exactly what purchase price suits your budget. Additionally you can actually look up the prices of used and new cars, find local dealers, and check out the photo gallery.

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If it's insurance rates you're after you can get real-time quotes and you can also get a rate quote on an auto loan.

Get auto rates through the app
Get auto rates through the app

Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Use the app for a variety of tools: auto loan quotes, insurance rate quotes, pricing on new and used vehicles
  • Browse through a database of car photos
  • Adjust your payments to figure out what you can afford

Cons

  • There were some minor performance issues, which appear to have been fixed
  • The user interface is quite basic

View car details
View car details

Final Thoughts

The Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone provides users with a collection of user-friendly tools that can help make the car buying experience is smooth.

 

Auto Rates, Payment Calculator & Car Insurance by Bankrate

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