My dealer quoted $850 (or $765, giving me a 10% discount because I'm broke) to replace the timing belt (and associated belts, serpentine, etc.) and the water pump on my car. An independent dealer with excellent reviews on Yelp quoted me $490. I've never been anywhere but the dealer, but $850 (even $765) is a lot of money for me. It's important to me to get this right, since it should be the only service I do on the car for a while if it's done correctly. Should I go to the dealer because I know they have to guarantee their service, or should I try the independent dealer who's much cheaper with good reviews (even though I've never used him before)?
The car only has 65K miles on it, but since it's a 2001, the dealer says I should replace the timing belt now (and the water pump while the belt is off).
What do you guys think?