Is it better to pay off car?
The most obvious reason you might want to consider paying off a loan early is that it saves you money on the amount of interest you pay. It's important to note that this only applies if you are paying a simple and not precomputed interest rate.
Will paying off my car lower my credit score?
In the short-term, paying off your car loan early will impact your credit score — usually by dropping it a few points. Over the long-term, it depends on quite a few factors, including your credit mix and payment history.
Why did my credit score decrease when I paid off my car?
Lenders like to see a mix of both installment loans and revolving credit on your credit portfolio. So if you pay off a car loan and don't have any other installment loans, you might actually see that your credit score dropped because you now have only revolving debt.
Will my credit score go up or down when I pay off my car?
Whenever you make a major change to your credit history—including paying off a loan—your credit score may drop slightly. If you don't have any negative issues in your credit history, this drop should be temporary; your credit scores will rise again in a few months.