What maintenance manual does it say the transmission fluid 'should last around 40,000 miles and the brake fluid 70,000 miles'??? It's obvious you have a pre-2007 vehicle. According to the 2006 CRV manual, transmission fluid is changed at 110,000 miles, but it doesn't say that in later manuals. Brake fluid is not changed on mileage, but every 3 years. As for your last statement, sorry you're still fighting WWII.What kind of dealers do you Americans have. You should have a service book showing when a service is due (12,500 miles), what is to be carried out and to be signed by the dealer at service. Transmission fluid should last around 40,000 miles and brake fluid 70,000 miles. These Hondas are not the same as the old Yank tanks that needed servicing every time you took them out.