The steering column in your car is the shaft that contains the steering wheel and other accessories such as the ignition switch, turn signals, and light controls. The steering column is important as it connects the steering wheel with the steering mechanism so it becomes impossible to drive a vehicle without a steering column. 

As an oft-used component of the car, your steering column is prone to wear and tear over time. It can also end up accumulating dust and getting damaged over the years. Power steering columns will also start to leak hydraulic fluid when it wears out. Once you notice that your steering column is defective, it is imperative to get it replaced quickly to ensure your safety.