Any dealer that begs you to get Bridgestones is purely out for the money. The Michelins may not be twice the tire but I guarantee anyone else gives the dealer twice the margin to off them. Michelin unfortunately has no problems offing their tires and margins are terrible. I have never seen a good tire saleman start with Michelin. They look so good promoting a cheaper tire: while making twice the markup.
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician