Steering is one of the essential parts of the vehicle. Even a minor malfunction of this system can affect your safety, and comfort of driving, and causes quicker wear including tires or wheel bearings. The steering system must be inspected at every general check-up.
If you experience any vibrations on the steering wheel, notice the car is being pulled to the left or right side, or hear a noise while turning the steering wheel, it can be a symptom of trouble with your steering.
The steering system is comprised of many interconnected parts. Damage to any of these elements can result in quicker wear of the other ones.