Hi everyone! I'm really just needing a little bit of advice so I stay safe. I am in my early 30's, female, from Alabama. I am planning a trip in 2 weeks to visit some family in Detroit, Michigan. I waited too long to get a good price on a bus ticket, so it looks like I'm driving. I have never driven alone, so I'm somewhat nervous and don't know what to expect. I looked on Google maps and it says estimate is 740 miles. I'm not really worried about driving because driving doesn't bother me. I'm more concerned about traveling alone.
Also, I will be driving a Pontiac with about 150k miles or so. I take pretty good care of it, get oil changed, tires, things I need to. I thought about renting a car but I was told I can't bc I only have liability insurance and it's in my dad's name, and he refuses to sign for me to rent a car. If I am wrong, please let me know. I'd much rather rent than drive mine!! I'm just trying to get input if this is safe or not. The car is a 95 model I believe. I plan on leaving around 4 am and not stopping until I get there, unless I need gas or other necessary stops.
Any tips please? What do I need to do before I make this trip or should I even attempt it?? Really more concerned with driving an older vehicle with a lot of miles. I would freak out if I got stranded!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!