I like to have a friend follow or at least be available to call for assistance if something goes wrong. Carry a few tools and stop and walk around the car after a short drive. Check for leaks, small fires, etc. When I first took my 69SS out I drove over to my buddies place and we noticed I had not tightened the front bumper bolts enough and the bumper had tilted down and put some small gouges in the fenders. My body man touched them up and no harm done but far worse stuff can happen.