I'm Doug Whiteman with your weekly look at auto rates. Auto loan rates fell in this week's survey. For a 60-month new-car loan, the average rate is 4.08 percent, down 3 basis points from last week. The average rate on a 48-month new-car loan is also down 3 points, to 4 percent.
For used cars, the average rate on a 36-month loan is down 4 basis points to 4.66 percent.
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For Bankrate.com, I'm Doug Whiteman.