The steering column is a critical component of your Volvo. Without it, you would be unable to turn your Volvo vehicle’s wheels. All cars have and use a collapsible steering column to allow cars to turn and provide a safer driving experience for the driver.
Steering columns are durable. However, there are instances where steering columns may fail while driving. A failing steering column is a hazardous situation. Fortunately, there are ways to tell if your steering column is having problems before it becomes a major problem, ending up in a tow to a service center for repairs. We have compiled a listing of steering column essentials and signs that your steering column may be having issues.
The primary purpose of a steering column is to transfer energy to the steering gearbox from your vehicle’s steering wheel. When the steering wheel is turned, the steering column rotates, moving the tires and allowing your car to turn. Steering columns typically have two interlocking shafts directly attached to the steering wheel and steering gearbox.
Beyond its primary purpose, a steering column helps adjust the default position of a steering wheel, allowing for the height and length of the wheel to adapt to a driver’s preferred comfort level. Many modern vehicles will also have their anti-theft device fitted onto the steering wheel column, as well.
Steering columns collapse during collisions. The primary reason for this is to prevent the column from impacting the driver during a crash. Because old cars did not initially have this feature, modern vehicles have added this feature for safety reasons.
Knowing that your Volvo’s steering column is having an issue is an essential step to fixing your problem. If you see any of these symptoms while driving, do not delay taking your vehicle to a mechanic to have them look at your steering column for you.
We believe that maintaining your Volvo or any other European vehicle should not be an expensive, frustrating process at Dell’s Service Center. Dealership services are often overpriced, and inexperienced mechanics only make things worse. We employ only the highest-qualified and experienced mechanics at Dell’s Service Center.
Our shop has provided affordable and quality service since 1969, and we believe in treating every customer with the dignity they deserve. We are located at 840 Vanderperren Way in Green Bay, WI, and we proudly service clients in the Manitowoc and Sturgeon Bay communities. We want to make sure that your experience with us is as good as it possibly can be each time you return to us for maintenance and service.
If your Volvo or any European car is experiencing issues, we are happy to assist you in diagnosing and repairing any problems. Scheduling an appointment with us is easy: feel free to come directly inside or give us a phone call. We look forward to establishing a long-lasting working relationship with you to keep your Volvo safely on the road for years to come.