David May Motor Services
Call Us: 01752 698 500

Why choose us?

  • A local service you can trust
  • Buy with Confidence approved
  • Guaranteed repairs
  • British Kitemark Approved
  • Proven track record
  • HPI Check on all cars
  • Best value van Hire



Motoring and Garage Services in Ivybridge and South Devon

David May Motor Services has been established in Ivybridge for over 40 years and offers a vast and varied amount of garage services.
You’ll find everything from a wide selection of quality used cars, each of
which is HPI checked and verified, to a fully equipped insurance approved body shop
with the latest paint systems and welding equipment. The garage also offers mechanical
servicing, air conditioning maintenance and MOTs for cars and light commercial
vehicles. Other services include recovery, courtesy cars,  van and mini bus hire.

Covid Update July 2021

As a socially responsible company we are following COVID-19 safety policies to continue to protect you and our Team so we will be asking customers to continue wearing a face mask in the reception area, will be keeping the sneeze guard in place for the time being.

Personal Protection: Hand sanitizer product is available and easily visible. Our site is regularly sanitized.

NHS Track and Trace: All customers and visitors are asked to check-in using the NHS Track and Trace App by scanning our QR code which is displayed at various key points at all our sites – an alternative check-in book is available for visitors who do not have a smartphone.


With heavy hearts and great sadness, we are writing to inform you, that as
a valued customer, David May has sadly lost his fight with cancer and
passed away, surrounded by his loving family, peacefully at home on
December 2nd.

Due to the extra risk of contracting COVID-19, David was advised by his
Consultant to maintain a distance from the daily working life of the
business. He found this especially difficult as chatting, hearing and
telling many stories from and with his customers, suppliers and colleagues
was especially important to him.

David and Shelagh May have been in business in Ivybridge for over 40 years
serving the local community and South Hams area with customer care being at
the forefront of the company throughout, something that is continued today.
The business will continue to run as it has been with Michael Lavers in the
role of the General Manager, a role he has undertaken for the last few
years, with many of these alongside David.

David, had begun to take more of a back seat in the business to carry
out his duties as a SHDC councillor, be the beloved Grandad he was
and spend more time with his wife and family.

Michael started working for the family business in 1992, he is married to
David’s daughter Kirsty and is going to continue and maintain the strong
family business ethos that David started and instilled in us all.

We would like to thank everyone for the kind messages, letters and cards
that both the family and staff have received. These have been simply
overwhelming and have really demonstrated how liked and respected David was
by so many in both the local community and business world.

There has been a Just giving page set up in David’s Memory to raise vital
funds for St Luke’s hospice Plymouth whose support in the last few weeks of
his life, for both him and his family was nothing but outstanding. If you
would like to donate to this fabulous charity, please go to Just Giving and
search for David May – Ivybridge.

Michael and all the staff at David May Motor Services.

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Opening Times

Monday 8.30am to 5.00pm Tuesday 8.30am to 5.00pm Wednesday 8.30am to 5.00pm Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed

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Contact Us

David May Motor Services
Ermington Road
PL21 9ES
01752 698 500