Overhead damage

If you have caused damage to the rental vehicle, you pay a maximum of the agreed deductible.

However, is the damage to the vehicle above 1.90m? Then there is overhead damage and a higher deductible will be charged, in accordance with the BOVAG rental conditions.

Any reduction of the deductible is not legally valid in these cases.

Liability and costs


As stated in the General Terms and Conditions BOVAG Rental Companies, overhead damage will always remain at the expense of the tenant up to an amount of € 1,500 for a private individual.


Bij een zakelijke transactie zijn de In the case of a business transaction, the General Terms and Conditions BOVAG Rental Companies for the Business Market apply and the deductible for overhead damage amounts to € 5,000.

Prevent overhead damage

Damage is of course not desirable under any circumstances, including overhead damage. To prevent overhead damage, there are a number of things you can pay attention to:

  • Drive responsibly and carefully
  • Consider the height of the vehicle
  • Pay attention to maximum clearance heights at tunnels, bridges, viaducts, etc.