My Honda is 11 years, 4 months old. It has about 75K miles on it. Even though the mileage is relatively low - due to the age, it’s time to do the timing belt if I go by the owner’s manual. Is it recommended that the parts and fluids be Honda brand only for this work? Also wondering about the transmission maintenance? I think I have heard that the Honda dealership uses a specific shop for it’s rebuilt transmissions for the work. Does one need to use Honda fluids when changing the transmission fluid and if putting in a new “rebuilt” transmission must one use Honda fluids. I have always gone to the Dealership - but some of the last “checks - 60K mile check” I decided to go to an independent garage. If it 's important to use Honda parts and fluids for the bigger jobs - transmission, timing belt, water pump - I would appreciate that feedback from knowledgeable folks. Is it essential to use Honda oil filter and whatever oil the dealer uses too ?
What’s an expected estimate for repair on a timing belt, water pump and whatever hoses are typically changed at that time? Northern CA - San Francisco is my location.