Does a Honda CR-V need specific engine oil?

I am thinking of buying a Honda CR-V 2018 petrol and keeping it for a long time. As such I would be getting the oil changed every six months or 5000 miles, however I have just been told that Honda engines require special Honda only oil and since any oil changes will be done at an independent garage or indeed a one man band I am concerned that they may skimp and use whatever cheap oil they can buy. Is my concern justified?
The Honda CR-V does not need a specific Honda oil .The oil required for your intended car will be 0W -20 and should be fully synthetic. We would use a good recognised manufacturer i.e Castrol, Mobil etc. What you can do is to purchase the oil yourself (and the filter) and ask your local garage to change it for you.
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