I have a 4 year old, well loved Honda civic with only about 25K. It has been serviced nearly every 6 months. I just took it for a service a few weeks ago and today I noticed that it seemed to be leaking oil. Even more alarmingly, there is a "burn" mark on the hood. (see photos below) The paint is scorched in a small area. At first I thought something from the engine was heating that area from beneath. I had a look under the hood but couldn't find an obvious culprit and the underside of the hood seemed fairly undamaged.
I am not sure if the leak and the burn are related or if the burn is caused by something else that I hadn't noticed previously.
I plan to call the service station when they open on Monday, but any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
It seems that it is water. Not sure if it is harmless though. Have it booked for servicing tomorrow. But in the mean time, it happened again last night and I took a video of it. It was very hard to get underneath the car to have a better look or to trace it to the engine. I have put the video on youtube here for your interest.