I'm moving from Michigan to San Diego at the end of the month. My belongings are being shipped with a mover, so it'll be just me and my two cats in the car. I've pretty much settled on the I-80 (Michigan to Nebraska) to I-76/70 (Nebraska to Utah) to I-15 (Utah to California) route.
My concern is mostly just the possibility of a break-down. I've had some problems with my car in the past (on local roads) that probably make me a little over-paranoid, lol. I have taken long trips in this car before without problems (including a drive from Louisiana to Michigan, in one day w/the cats) and I will have the car completely checked out a week before the trip.
I have USAA roadside assistance, which gives me some peace of mind, but what is the cell phone signal coverage like along this route? Is the terrain rough on a car's engine?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give :)!