The steering column in a vehicle is the device that connects the steering wheel with the steering mechanism. The steering wheel is used to drive the car around, and turn the front wheels, which have to be connected in order for them to work. The steering wheel comes with an entire mechanism that helps it turn the wheel, and one of those is the steering column, the steering column is used to connect the steering wheel to its mechanism, so that it can work in a sync. Once the mechanism and the steering wheel is connected the driver can use the steering wheel to control the vehicle. The steering column is also offer the steering wheel some extra height, for drivers who prefer to have the steering wheel high instead of low. This is a great added feature, as the driver gets to pick the exact spot where the driver feels the steering wheel should be located.