Dexter Filming Locations: Debra's Auto Repair Garage

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The location: Debra's Auto Repair Garage

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. An auto repair garage.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 11, of Season 7, "Do You See What I See?"

    Debra has been in a serious car accident, and Dexter can't help but wonder whether Hannah poisoned her - since Hannah had planned a similar "accident" for the late Sal Price.

    So he goes looking for clues, starting with Debra's wrecked car.

    He finds it at a garage, and searching through the car, he finds a bottle of drinking water, and wonders if Hannah put something in it.

    Later, he sends it to the lab, and the results come back saying the water was heavily laced with a sedative.

    As a result, Dexter assume Hannah was trying to kill Debra, and concludes that Deb will never be safe as long as Hannah is free.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. An auto repair garage.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This is West Hollywood Automotive, located at 5570 Melrose Avenue, in Hollywood.

    That's at the southwest corner of Melrose & N. Beachwood Drive, right across the street from Paramount Studios (which is at 5555 Melrose).

    It's also only one mile south of the Sunset-Gower studio where Dexter is filmed, which may have been one reason they chose this particular garage.

    It is also close to both Alex's apartment, and to the cemetery where Speltzer worked.

    Here is a Bing StreetSide View of the garage:

Here is an aerial photo of the location.  Here is a Google StreetView.
  And here is a map link.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes.  By the now, though, I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode airs, I already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Elaine, Mia, Joel, Susan, Eric, Jeff, Kerry & others. My thanks to all of them.

    This tip came from Rick.  (Thanks, Rick!)

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